Cyprus and Italy carry out small-scale search and rescue exercise

A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise, entitled «CYP??-01/22», was carried on Friday within the Search and Rescue Region of the Republic of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and Italy.

According to a press release by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), the Italian frigate «FRANSCESCO MIMBELLI», the OPV «IOANNIDES» and a helicopter from 460 SQN of National Guard participated in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise, while specialised registered nurses of the State Health Services participated in the exercise boarding the SAR units.

It is added that the exercise was conducted under the operational control and coordination of JRCC Larnaca, in close cooperation with the Italian Navy, and is part of a numerous exercises on SAR matters between assets of the Republic of Cyprus and the Italian Navy in 2022.

Source: Cyprus News Agency