Moscow Deputy Mayor Petr Biryukov: More than 20 hovercraft will patrol the capital’s reservoirs in winter
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About 20 hovercraft will patrol the waters of the Moscow Reservoir this winter. Told about it Peter Biryukov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government. The unique transport is capable of moving at an average speed of 50-80 kilometers per hour on water and ice.
– Special attention is paid to ensure safety in water bodies, in winter, rescuers will patrol water areas on hovercraft, in total it is planned to use more than 20 units of such equipment, – said Petr Biryukov.
According to the deputy mayor, there are currently 25 search and rescue centers operating in water bodies in Moscow. Around 500 experts work there. More than 180 boats are ready for rescuers. With all the necessary equipment for snow hole rescue. On board are rescue panels, telescopic “rods” to evacuate victims.
Also, preventive work will not be stopped in winter to prevent accidents on water. Rescuers bypass the coastal area, hold explanatory conversations. He also attends educational institutions with lectures.
– In winter, ice thickness is regularly measured in the waters of the Moskva River and inland waters. Under special control – places of unauthorized access to ice, winter swimming, fishing and skating rinks on natural reservoirs, – Added Petr Biryukov.
This year, the rescue fleet was replenished with the Saver-650K airboat. It is a boat that can accommodate up to eight people, with a carrying capacity of up to 1.5 tonnes. It is designed for search and rescue operations, to transport experts to the scene of an accident on a body of water. Able to pass through marshy and flooded areas. Besides, in winter, mobile rescue posts and diving rescue vehicles will be used to rescue people on water.
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