Argonaut Exercise deals with scenario of serious maritime accident at open sea

Search and Rescue Operations Exercise Argonaut 2017 continued on Thursday and the scenario provided for a serious maritime accident at open sea on a passenger ship. Search and Rescue Operations (SAR) as well as medical evacuation operations were carried out, in order to locate and rescue people in distress. A press release circulated to the media by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Larnaka says that ten Air SAR and twelve Naval Units as well as personnel of the Republic of Cyprus as the Host Nation, Greece, France, Arabic Republic of Egypt, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, participated in the SAR PHASE of the Exercise ARGONAUT-2017, under the operational control and coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center .

Source: Cyprus News Agency