Cyprus and Greece conducted a joint search and rescue exercise codenamed ‘Salamis’ within the island’s area on Tuesday.

The Greek ship ‘Psara’, a helicopter from the 460th Search and Rescue Squadron of the national guard, along with a medical ambulance from the state health services, took part in the exercise.

A press release by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said the exercise, which was executed under the coordination of JRCC Larnaca in cooperation with the Greek Navy General Staff, is part of the existing bilateral SAR agreement between Cyprus and Greece. It added that these provisions are implemented in these exercises to upgrade the provided SAR services within the East and rescue, JRCC, helicopter