Summary of 06 November 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.11.2017

The Russian Emergency Ministry’s managing bodies and forces of constant readiness are put on high alert from 9 AM, 3 November 2017 to 9 AM 7 November 2017 to ensures readiness of the forces and facilities to respond to possible emergency situations during the weekend and holidays.

Over the past 24 hours over 1,100 festive events were held in Russia, 3,760 events in all are planned to be held. There were no emergencies.

Over 297,000 people and 80,000 units of equipment, including over 43,500 people and 12,500 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry are ensuring security of festive events.

Emergency situations over the last 24 hours

Air-gas mixture explosion in Altai Territory

An explosion of air-gas mixture, not followed by a fire, happened in a one-storey wooden house located at 39 Yarkino Street, Altaiskoye, Altai Territory at 01:13 PM, 5 November 2017.

There are injured, they were hospitalized to the medical institutions of Altai Territory.

22 people and 9 units of equipment, including 7 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry, responded to the accident.

Emergency situations under control

Helicopter crash in Norway

A Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopter on the way from the settlement of Pyramiden to Barentsburg (Norway) was lost from radars at 4:35 PM on 26 October 2017, 2 km off the shore in the Greenland Sea and 10 km north of Barentsburg, Spitsbergen (Norway). There were 8 Russian citizens aboard the helicopter.

On 28 October, a Russian Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered to Spitsbergen a task force of the Emergency Ministry, rescue divers of the Tsentrospas team and Leader Center with special equipment and gears, including underwater robots and sonars for deep-water operations.

SAR operations are being carried out in conjunction with Norwegian colleagues in shifts round the clock involving 2 helicopters and 4 coast guard ships of Norway and remote-control mini submarines.

Using robots, the joint team of the Russian Emergency Ministry found helicopter’s hull and fragments of its propeller at a depth of 209 m in the Greenland Sea, 2 km northwest of the Cape Heer (Spitsbergen).

Families of the crew and passengers are getting psychological assistance, a telephone hotline was set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid.

The Maersk Forza, a 250-ton-capacity floating crane, retrieved the helicopter from the sea. The hull is currently stored on the ship, there were no bodies inside the helicopter.

Over the past 24 hours:

Robotics units examined 43,000 square meters of sea bottom, the area is being examined from the crash site outwards in a spiral manner;

Search operation on the ground was ceased due to polar night, dangerous wild animals and inability to provide safety of the rescuers;

The telephone hotline received 2 calls.

On 5 November 2017, the rescuers plan to continue the SAR operation around the crash site underwater.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 391 fires, including 282 fires in residential blocks. 44 people have been affected, 28 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires

60 aircraft, including 57 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, 2 of them was deployed to put out and monitor fires and to redeploy the personnel (876 flights, 3,942 discharges, 33 million 836 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,736 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 6,479 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,707 settlements.

Over the past 24 hours: an Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered 45 smokejumpers on board from Avialesokhrana with full equipment from Chita to Vladivostok.

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Maritime Territory. It made 2 flights, 13 discharges dropping 65 thousand liters of water (prevented a fire from spreading to the settlement of Kavalerovo)

More than 910 people and 270 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires.

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 1 accident on waterways.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 131 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 258 times to respond totraffic accidents.

403 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 259 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 7 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 12 occasions.

Additional information

Situation at ferry-crossing in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

A tow-boat and a ferry were unable to moor to the pier due to ice formation on a ferry crossing between the settlements of Zhatai and Tekhtyur through the Lena River, 100 meters away from the settlement of Tekhtyur in Khangalassky District at 08:00 AM, 04 November 2017. There are 40 people (drivers) 15 trucks and 25 cars on board of the ferry.

The people are being provided with hot food and fuel, heating stations were deployed at the crossings, stations of rescuers and traffic police were deployed, the population and the passengers are being informed about the situation.

At 08:10 PM, 5 Novermber 2017: Kapitan Babichev ice-boat moored the ferry to the pier, all vehicles continued their way.

26 people and 7 units of equipment, including 7 people and 3 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were dealing with the situation.

Earthquake in Bering Sea

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred 10 kilometers to the northeast of the settlement of Novoye Chaplino, Provideniya District, Chukotka Autonomous Area on a depth of 10 kilometers in Bering Seam, feeling like 3-magnitude earthquake in the settlement of Novoye Chaplino, Provideniya District, Chukotka Autonomous Area at 08:35 PM 5 November 2017.

Nobody was hurt, structural soundness of social facilities and housing were carried out. None of the buildings were damaged.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there were disruptions in cold water supply in the town of Sorsk, Khakassia and in Andropovsky District, Stavropol Territory, power outages in Kemerovo District, Kemerovo Region. All disruptions were timely fixed, normal functioning of the society was not disrupted.

Restoration of power supply was under special control in 4 municipalities of Krasnoyarsk Territory, power supply was fully restored at 05:00 PM, 05 November 2017.

Humanitarian assistance to Cuba

Following the order of the Russian Government of 21 September 2017, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations is delivering relief supplies (construction materials, power lines, power cables, power generators, food) by sea from the port of Novorossiysk to Cuba.