Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists pay special attention to prevention of accidents on water during summer seasons. A month of water safety is carried out in all regions of Russia. Specialists of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate patrol popular recreation sites and teach children safe conduct on water.
The first stage of the large-scale event Water is Safe Territory, which is held in Sakhalin Region, has been concluded. The event is held under the initiative of the Siberian Regional Center in rall regions of the Siberian, Ural and Far Eastern Federal Districts. Employees of law enforcement agencies, local authorities, as well as activists of local non-governmental organizations and volunteers also took part in the event. They joined into interdepartmental groups that visited children hospitals.
Pupils that stay in summer camps are reminded about water safety rules, as well as taught rescue and self-rescue techniques. Children loved to see water rescue equipment, such as lifebuoy ring, life vests and Alexandrov’s Knot.
Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists say that widespread prevention efforts by interdepartmental groups allowed decreasing the number of emergencies by 17% in comparison with the same period of the previous year.
In Sebastopol, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s State Small Vessels Inspectors patrol the shorelines and inform the tourists about safety measures. According to inspectors, most accidents occur at unequipped recreation sites due to violation of safety rules. This is why the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists pay special attention to beaches that were not permitted for operation, but at the same time popular among people.
Since beginning of the season, the Crimea Republic Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s state small vessels inspectors have carried out 115 preventive raids and issued more than 100 administrative infractions protocols. 415 beaches were permitted for operation in Crimea this year.