Russian and Japanese navy ships conducted joint SAREX (search and rescue exercise) drills in the Sea of Japan on Monday. Russia’s Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine vessel, Alatau rescue tug and BGK-2151 hydrographic survey boat, as well as Japan’s Amagiri Asagiri-class destroyer took part in the exercises. «Nine exercises were carried out, the main drills were rescuing a person in the water from... Еще a helicopter, rescuing a person in a lifeboat from a boat, a captured boat liberated by special forces units. I believe that both the Russian and Japanese sides completed all the tasks set,» Captain First Rank Aleksei Bolotnikov said. This marks the 17th time the SAREX drills were carried out.