The Norwegian authorities have hired a ship to lift from the bottom of Barents sea of the Russian helicopter Mi-8. The ship, equipped with all necessary equipment, will arrive in roughly Loner on Wednesday 1 November. Currently the priority is the search for the crew members.
The Norwegian authorities have hired a ship to lift from the seabed of the Russian helicopter Mi-8. This was reported by TASS with reference to the chief of staff of the Governor and the chief of police Svalbard OLE Jakob Malmo.
«We signed a contract with the vessel, which goes from Norway to lift the helicopter. We believe that this vessel will sail on Wednesday,» he said.
Malmo also noted that to continue the search operation will require the assistance of the Russian divers. Currently at the bottom of the Norwegian sea is a deep-water apparatus. In parallel, the search operation will be conducted on shore.
«Now in parallel conducted the search operation and investigation into the incident, however, the priority of the search operation — the search for crew members», — said the Governor of Svalbard Kerstin Ashol.
As head of the operational group of EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Saidov, in the coming hours to the study of the helicopter crash site for connect Russian underwater remotely operated vehicles.
Russian helicopter, on Board of which was 8 people — five crew members and three employees of the research Institute of Roshydromet — crashed Thursday a few kilometers from the mining settlement of Barentsburg, where he went from village Pyramid. The wreckage of the helicopter was found Sunday off the coast of Svalbard at a depth of 209 metres.