Vietnam, US joint marine rescue training exercises

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Vietnam, US joint marine rescue training exercises

Naval soldiers of the US and Vietnam on board the rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard jointly attended marine rescue and disaster management exercises held at Da Nang city-based Tien Sa port on April 25.

tap tran US VN Naval soldiers of the US and Vietnam attend marine rescue exercises held at Tien Sa port on April 25, 2012. Photo: VnExpress

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In one scenario of the training session, a diver had an accident at the depth of 20m under sea waters and another diver was immediately dispatched to rescue him.

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The rescuer used a rope to bring the victim to the surface for emergency care.

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Afterwards, doctors on board the ship gave the victim first aid and examined his cardiovascular problems.

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An oxygen mask was applied to the victim, who suffered high water pressure. All rescue operations were completed in less than one minute.

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The victim was placed in a pressurized compartment for recovery. Two doctors were assigned to take care of him.

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Other doctors outside adjusted the technical parameters of the room to save the victim. 12 Vietnamese doctors attended this training course.

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Five Vietnamese naval officers watched as a US naval soldier performed his disaster management skills and introduced modern marine rescue equipment.

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PECU underwater cutting equipment can cut a thick iron pipe like the one in this photo in less than 10 seconds.

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A Vietnamese naval officer was instructed to use the PECU underwater cutting equipment.

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A US naval soldier used a pumping device to keep ship from inundation and flooding.

* Photos by VnExpress

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