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Larnaca completes another joint rescue drill

Cyprus and France conduct Joint Search and Rescue exercise

Newsroom / CNA

A joint Search And Rescue exercise took place on Monday near the coast of Cyprus, with SAR Units and Personnel of the Republic of Cyprus and France taking part in CYFRA-04/19.

According to a press release issued by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), the French Destroyer FS AUVERGNE, Air Assets from the French Destroyer and 460 SQN of Air Command, fast patrol boat AMMOCHOSTOS of the Navy command and fast patrol boat ONISILLOS of the Coast Guard (marine police), took part in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise.

The exercise was held under the operational control and coordination of JRCC Larnaca, in close cooperation with the French Navy. Specialized registered nurses of the State Health Services participated in the exercise boarding the SAR units.

CYFRA-04/19 is the fourth exercise for 2019 and a part of a long-lasting cooperation between JRCC Larnaca and the French Navy, according to the official press release.



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