Russian and Chinese military seamen practiced rescuing a ship in distress
During the sea phase of the Joint Sea-2017 exercise, seamen and the Chinese PLA Navy drilled search-and-rescue operations, says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
The Russian and Chinese warships organized the rescue at sea and then practiced elements of search and rescue of the supply vessel Dong Ting Hu.
After receiving a distress signal, the Russian and Chinese ships headed to the area to provide help.
Within the episode, helicopters scrambled from Russian and Chinese ships and carried out search-and-rescue tasks.
Two Ka-27PS helicopters and the Ka-27 helicopter of the Pacific Fleet's Naval Air Force were involved in this element. The Chinese Navy Air Force was represented by Z-9C and Z-9D shipborne helicopters.