Summary of 09 November 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 09.11.2017

Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Traffic accident in Yaroslavl Region

A traffic accident involving a truck and a tour bus on route from Moscow to Yaroslavl (45 people aboard, 38 of them are children between 13 and 17 years of age, 6 attendants and the driver) happened 4 km south of the settlement of Debolovskoye, Rostov District, at kilometer marker 188 of M8 federal highway Kholmogory at 5:25 PM on 8 November 2017.

There are victims. The injured were taken to the Rostov Central District Hospital and to a district hospital in Yaroslavl.

27 not injured passengers, including 22 children, were examined by doctors and sent to a hotel in Yaroslavl by a reserve bus.

92 people and 30 units of equipment, including 34 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with 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.

Russian Emergency Ministry’s rescuers found and recovered a body on 1 November 2017. Helicopter’s hull and fragments of its propeller were found at a depth of 209 m in the Greenland Sea. The wreckage was raised on board of the Maersk Forza ship on 4 November.

Over the past 24 hours:

Mini submarines examined 1,500 thousand sq. meters of the sea bottom, divers made 8 dives, 243 km of the shoreline was examined, the Emergency Ministry’s telephone hotline received 157 calls;

The SAR operations are to be continued and burials are going to be held on Spitsbergen on 9 November 2017.

Humanitarian assistance to Vietnam

Following orders of the Russian President and Government, a Russian Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane has delivered 40 tons of supplies (tents and food – tinned meat, fish, milk, baby food, sugar) to Vietnam hit by Typhoon Damri. The goods are being distributed among the works-hit areas.

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.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 336 fires, including 243 fires in residential blocks. 57 people have been affected, 26 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 (876 flights, 3,942 discharges, 33 million 836 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,737 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.

More than 910 people and 260 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 100 explosive devices, including 40 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 259 times to respond totraffic accidents.

330 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 234 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions

There have been no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities twice.

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 25 occasions.

Additional information

Suspension of ferry services in Sakhalin Region

Ferry services between Vanino and Kholmsk have been suspended since 10 PM on 8 November 2017 as a precaution due to a bad weather forecast.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there were a power outage in Lakhdenpokhya District, Karelia, a disruption in gas supply in Kizilyurt District, Dagestan and a disruption in heat supply in the city of Krasnodar.

The disruptions in Karelia and Dagestan were addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed. Repairs are ongoing in the city of Krasnodar.