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    Russia, China Vessels Train Assistance Amid Joint Sea Drills – Baltic Navy

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    Russian and Chinese navy tactival groups are training amid naval Joint Sea-2017 drills in the Baltic Sea, spokesman for the Baltic Navy Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov told Sputnik Wednesday.

    KALININGRAD (Russia) (Sputnik) – Tactical groups of Russian and Chinese navies have trained providing assistance to a ship in distress as part of the Joint Sea-2017 drills in the Baltic Sea, spokesman for the Baltic Navy Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov told Sputnik Wednesday.

    “In one of the areas of the Baltic Sea crews of Russian and Chinese vessels fulfilled four planned tasks as part of the exercises. The tactical groups held joint practice activities on examination of suspicious ships, rescue of a person in the water, transferring dry cargoes to vessels and providing assistance to an improvised ship in distress,” Martov said.

    He added that after the completion of the drills’ program, the group of Chinese ships would head for St. Petersburg.

    Joint Sea-2017 kicked off on Saturday in Baltiysk and will last until Friday. The drills are aimed at practicing interaction between the Russian and Chinese fleets in countering naval threats, coherence of actions of the crew and enhancing cooperation between the Russian and Chinese naval troops, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

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