Two Russian vessels from the Russian Far Eastern regions of Primorye and Sakhalin left the port of Vladivostok early on Sunday to take part in anti-terrorist and rescue exercises in South Korea.
The Russian FSB patrol ship Herluf Bidstrup with a Ka-27 helicopter on board and the Boug Coast Guard ship will take part in a joint exercise on July 7 in the Sea of Japan to train anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, and anti-terror efforts near the Mukho harbor in South Korea's Donghae City.
"Two Russian and three South Korean ships, two helicopters from the Russian FSB and South Korean National Marine Police Agency, two boats and a group of special forces from both sides will participate in the drills," the regional Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) border guards department spokesman said.
The participants will train how to cooperate in combating against illegal activities at sea, such as searching for, trailing and detaining a ship seized by terrorists, disarming criminals and freeing hostages, as well as rescuing people at sea and extinguishing fires on board caused by a bomb blast.
The drills will be held during the Russian Coast Guard's visit to South Korea on July 6-9.
The Russian delegation will be led by the head of the FSB's Coast Guard department, Col. Gen. Viktor Trufanov.
VLADIVOSTOK, July 4 (RIA Novosti)