Depth competition kicks off in Iran

Depth competition kicks off in Iran

The Depth competition of the 2019 International Army Games kicked off on Kish Island, southern Iran.

The opening ceremony of the event was held on Sunday afternoon with senior military officials including Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Russian Navy Admiral Aleksander Vitko in attendance.

Teams from Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela, Syria, and South Africa will compete in the 10-day event while Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Indonesia are taking part as observer countries.

Each team in the depth event consists of eight individuals – six divers and two reserves. The competition will be held in seven stages of water obstacle course, rescue on water, flange, welding, rendering first aid to the drowned, maintaining the life of the emergency vessel, and close space entry, Tasnim reported.

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