Cyprus-Italy in joint Search and Rescue exercise in south Cyprus

Cyprus-Italy in joint Search and Rescue exercise in south Cyprus
The Cypriot Defence Ministry issued a press release about the joint exercise of Cyprus and Italy in the south coast of the island.

It explains that the Search and Rescue (SAR) Daylight Exercise, "CYPΙΤΑ - 01/18" was conducted on Monday, in Cyprus' south coast, "with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel of the Republic of Cyprus and the Italian Frigate 'ESPERO' of the Italian Navy."

Moreover, the exercise is conducted within the framework of co-operation development, aiming at the successful confrontation of Search and Rescue incidents or emergency situations that might arise during operations within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Search and Rescue Region of the Republic of Cyprus, reads CNA.

Italy's and Cyprus' SAR Helicopters were part of the Aeronautical SAR Exercise, the operational control and full co-ordination of which belonged to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca (a city on the southern coast of Cyprus).../IBNA

Photo: mod.gov.cy

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