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August 12, 2018
13:49

Aquarius investigates the first position provided, nothing found

SAR Operations > Valletta (2018.08.09-15)

A RHIB of the Aquarius is launched to investigate the first position provided by the Libyan JRCC. The team…

A RHIB of the Aquarius is launched to investigate the first position provided by the Libyan JRCC. The team onboard the RHIB talks to fishermen on a fishing vessel who say that they have seen the white boat two hours ago, heading North.

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August 10, 2018
11:04

SAR Case 656: Rescue boats in the water to provide assistance to the boat in distress

SAR Operations > Valletta (2018.08.09-15)

2 rescue RHIB launched at sea to provide assistance with rescuers and medical team onboard. All team ready on…

2 rescue RHIB launched at sea to provide assistance with rescuers and medical team onboard. All team ready on deck to take in charge the survivors. Massive floating devices ready on deck in case of emergency.

It’s on the duty of the Master “to render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost” and “to proceed with all possible speed to the rescue of persons in distress” according to the maritime convention [Click for legal reference]

 

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August 9, 2018
14:18

Aquarius is approached by a speedboat at 50-60 meters distance

Normal navigation

Aquarius is approached at 50-60 meters distance by a speedboat coming alongside the Aquarius. There are 4 individuals on…

Aquarius is approached at 50-60 meters distance by a speedboat coming alongside the Aquarius. There are 4 individuals on board, not wearing a uniform. They wave towards the Aquarius. The speedboat passes the bow, turns around and sails further away, next to a fishing vessel, where it remains for around 15 minutes.

 

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