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In Yuzhno-Kurilsk declared mourning for the dead border guards

In Yuzhno-Kurilsk declared mourning for the dead border guards

The Day of Mourning was announced on January 29 in Yuzhno-Kurilsk on Kunashir Island in connection with the death of the border guards who drowned there a few days ago. According to ITAR-TASS, the head of the municipality Vasily Solomko, in all localities of the region will be lowered the national flags of the Russian Federation, the Sakhalin region and the municipal entity "South Kuril urban district".

In the evening of January 24, ten border guards went to sea in a rubber boat to moor to the border ship that people were supposed to land on. Because of the strong seas of the sea, the boat overturned a few hundred meters from the coast, people could not swim out. The bodies of four dead were found, six more people are still missing.

“Today the funeral of the two dead will take place, tomorrow the body of the third border guard will be interred,” said Solomko. “All the guys are our countrymen, we knew them well and mourn with our relatives.” According to the head of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, all enterprises in the region are recommended to cancel entertainment events on the day of mourning. “People are sympathetic to such a request,” said Solomko. “For our island, this has become a common tragedy.”

The body of the fourth dead border guard will be taken to Sakhalin by relatives, the administration of Yuzhno-Kurilsk said. “Today, searches are conducted on the water, in the Yuzhno-Kurilskaya Bay, from five ships,” said the press officer of the Sakhalin Border Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexei Melnikov. “There are two helicopters in the air, people are inspecting the coastal line near 20. Searches are conducted and on the coasts of the neighboring islands - Iturup and Shikotan ".
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    PANZER 29 January 2014 12: 15
    Why didn’t the personnel be provided with life jackets?
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 29 January 2014 12: 18
      Quote: PANZER
      Why didn’t the personnel be provided with life jackets?

      Who even released them into the sea in a strong excitement with an elastic band? And the border guards have a bright memory.
      1. olegff68
        olegff68 29 January 2014 12: 27
        Quote: Vladimirets
        Quote: PANZER
        Why didn’t the personnel be provided with life jackets?

        Who even released them into the sea in a strong excitement with an elastic band? And the border guards have a bright memory.

        It is very, very sad that the soldier continues to die because of someone's banal negligence and outright indifference.
        Good memory to the boys who gave their lives in the performance of duty !!!!
      2. PANZER
        PANZER 29 January 2014 12: 57
        I hope that the investigation will have similar questions.
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 29 January 2014 20: 01
        Quote: Vladimirets
        Who even released them into the sea in a strong excitement with an elastic band?

        They don’t finish something in this story! There are more and more questions.
    2. Apollo
      Apollo 29 January 2014 12: 20
      My most sincere condolences to my family, friends and colleagues.
    3. Combitor
      Combitor 29 January 2014 13: 01
      Quote: PANZER
      Why didn’t the personnel be provided with life jackets?

      When conducting a search operation, another tragedy nearly happened:
      “As it became known to IA, today in the South Kuril Bay, where 24 border guards were killed in the evening of January 10, another floating craft with a search group on board capsized. All people are alive and have been taken to the hospital with hypothermia.>
      IA 27/01/2014
      Life jackets do not prevent hypothermia. If someone has never seen a life jacket, I will explain that it looks like the one in which road workers, railroad workers or builders work. Only necessarily red or orange and divided into sections filled with a porous material, before it was a cork, then something like foam. Now some other composition, but it does not save from hypothermia (hypothermia). 2-5 minutes in the water +2 Celsius and that's it. People had to be wearing immersion suits. The smallness is uncomfortable and hinders movement, but if you fall overboard, you can hold out for 5 hours or more (depending on the type of suit and the country of manufacture). In general, if it's serious - at this time in the northern seas - difficult navigation, autumn-winter period. In Soviet times, for such movements in rubber boats, especially ten of them in an eight-seat boat - even without the death of people, the very fact of such a sea "walk" would have been removed. There are no words what you can call that freak who gave the command to people with elastic bands to go to the shore, pick up three more and then follow to the detained ship. And this is at 22.00. In the dark. It was impossible to do that even during the day.
      Sorry for the guys. All Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands mourn.
      1. PANZER
        PANZER 29 January 2014 13: 36
        Quote: Kombitor
        Life jackets do not save from hypothermia.

        This is a no brainer, the bottom line is that a person who has fallen overboard at sea in a vest is easier to detect. QUOTE Six more people are still missing.
    4. zanoza
      zanoza 29 January 2014 13: 02
      Quote: PANZER
      Why didn’t the personnel be provided with life jackets?

      It's not even about saving vests that are in water with a temperature of + 2-5 degrees, they will not save from overcooling and were dying, but this is a matter of minutes. Yes and winter uniform (pea jacket, sheepskin coat, boots) could pull a person immediately under the water along with a rescue vest.
      There was no safety net and coordination of actions with the border guard who was on the roadstead with the intruder, they could send help from there, but a rubber-motor boat is not the best watercraft during the excitement in winter.
      The blessed memory of the dead ....
      1. Combitor
        Combitor 29 January 2014 14: 24
        Quote: zanoza
        a rubber-motor boat is not the best watercraft for excitement in winter.

        It's a shame that you and I, people in general are strangers, understand everything perfectly. What is terrible is that those who know this from their positions have neglected it anyway.
    5. major071
      major071 29 January 2014 16: 48
      Now, at the moment, I am not asking the question - Why? I grieve with the relatives and friends of the victims. All questions later.
    6. alone
      alone 29 January 2014 21: 08
      You think with such cold water the vests would help them? Rather, the border guards died from hypothermia.
  2. just exp
    just exp 29 January 2014 12: 34
    Earth rest in peace and blessed memory.
  3. Rinat 1
    Rinat 1 29 January 2014 12: 38
    Good memory to the brothers who gave their lives for their homeland.
  4. waisson
    waisson 29 January 2014 12: 43
    Let the earth rest in peace for the fallen children. I would like to hear the names of those responsible for this tragedy and that they would be punished.
  5. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 29 January 2014 12: 45
    Eternal memory to the guys ...
  6. Sanamana
    Sanamana 29 January 2014 12: 56
    They wrote that they all were in vests, only to sense in such cold water?
    1. PANZER
      PANZER 29 January 2014 12: 59
      They also write on fences, only the body in the vest does not sink. And if it (the body) is in a vest, then it is easier to find it.
  7. Sanamana
    Sanamana 29 January 2014 13: 18
    Do you believe it yourself? Cold sea, excitement, rubber boat and no vest?
    1. PANZER
      PANZER 29 January 2014 13: 31
      I believe, and what happened is a vivid example of the fact that the carelessness of chiefs in relation to their personnel has not gone anywhere, and moreover, it is flourishing. By the way, I did not understand about the cold sea - what is this for? About vests I can tell you unequivocally - a life jacket when entering a "pond" (no matter which one) on a boat is an axiom of safety.
      1. AlexxxNik
        AlexxxNik 29 January 2014 13: 48
        there the water is just above zero, in this case, in a couple of minutes, only the corpse will help to find faster, only a wetsuit, but then half of them would not fit into the boat. I’m sorry for the guys, the jokes are bad with the winter seas and they don’t look at shoulder straps, I hope that the person who authorized this transportation drowned with them,
  8. CHILD
    CHILD 29 January 2014 13: 48
    I really hope that responsibility will find its real "hero", the eternal memory of you men ...
  9. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 29 January 2014 14: 17
    There were similar cases in the Soviet Army (Navy). It is enraging that they constantly hope for "ABOS!" Safety precautions must be observed !!! The guilty person (s) should be punished indicatively, so that others do not know it. Kingdom of heaven for children and eternal memory.
  10. typhoon7
    typhoon7 29 January 2014 14: 30
    Eternal memory to the guys. May the Lord God remember all of them in His Kingdom.
  11. Combitor
    Combitor 29 January 2014 14: 31
    All these days, Sakhalin residents have been carrying flowers to the monument in the square of border guards in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
  12. DAGESTAN333
    DAGESTAN333 29 January 2014 14: 32
    They rest in peace ... I am sorry for relatives.
  13. Ihrek
    Ihrek 29 January 2014 14: 51
    Someone's next bungling led to the death of people, we, as usual, "maybe carry it over." My condolences to family and friends.
  14. konvalval
    konvalval 29 January 2014 16: 04
    Very regrettable. In peacetime, losing people is a crime. Sincere condolences to relatives, friends and colleagues. Let the earth rest in peace.
  15. AK-47
    AK-47 29 January 2014 16: 26
    Eternal memory to the border guards and a low bow for fidelity to military duty!
  16. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 29 January 2014 18: 16
    It just struck one of the inspectors to check something, because they don’t know how to do anything else in life, they only control the others, he gave the order and this is the result. And everything was probably screaming
    fast fast with confident command notes in the voice.
  17. Inok10
    Inok10 30 January 2014 01: 16
    Mourn, Eternal Memory, Eternal Glory ..