"The training program is based on the experience that has been accumulated over the past years by marines serving as part of anti-terror units aboard every warship and support vessel on missions away from their home ports," Сapt. Igor Dygalo said.
Marines will study all sorts of devices and military equipment that can be found on Russian warships of every rank and class, as well as the Law of the Sea, a UN convention on the use of the world's oceans. They will also drill boarding vessels under pirate control.
A part of the program is devoted to arms training. Marines will be taught how to effectively use firearms in tight space, such as inside ship compartments. The training is held at a marine center in St. Petersburg.