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Cyprus and USA carry out joint search and rescue operation (video)


Cyprus and the US conducted an all-day joint search and rescue exercise at sea, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said on Friday.

According to JRCC, the joint search and rescue (SAR) exercise, titled CYPUSA 01/22 was held on Thursday, within the search and rescue region of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR units and personnel from Cyprus and USA.

The US Navy Helo MH-60S of MSC-28 from Sigonella, the fast patrol boat Thiseas of Cyprus Port and Marine Police, the FBP Tsomakis of the Cyprus Navy, and a helicopter from 460 SQN of the National Guard participated in both day and night scenarios under the operational control and coordination of JRCC Larnaca, in close cooperation with the US Navy.

Specialised registered nurses of the state health services participated in the exercise on board the SAR units.

The exercise was part of the wider framework of cooperation between Cyprus and the USA in SAR-related matters and humanitarian operations in general in the South-East Mediterranean region.

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