In St. Petersburg, the Marine Corps of the Navy worked out exercises to release the conditionally seized vessel from pirates. This information is provided by the representative of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Captain Igor Dygalo.
According to him, the mariners organized in the Gulf of Finland were part of the planned training of marines to carry out tasks as part of anti-terror groups on board naval vessels performing scheduled naval missions in the far sea and ocean areas.
The elements of landing on a suspicious vessel, inspection of its upper deck, superstructures and internal premises, as well as the ship’s release from sea pirates, have been worked out.
In total for the year 2017, about 700 marines were trained for ship-based anti-terror groups.
Source: Maritime News of Russia