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Cyprus and France conclude joint Search and Rescue Exercise

Cyprus and France conclude joint Search and Rescue Exercise
A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled “CYPFRA-04/17” was conducted on Friday, near the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and France.

According to a press release issued by Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, the French Frigate «GUEPRATTE» and the helicopter of the Cyprus Police Aviation Unit took part in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise, under the operational control and coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) in Larnaca, in close cooperation with the French Navy.

The scenario dealt with a simulated “Maritime Accident”, in an oil production platform and ships in which the Cyprus National SAR Plan “NEARCHOS” was immediately implemented by the JRCC Larnaca in order to confront the situation./IBNA

Source: CNA

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