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09-09-2022 14:37

Joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise SAREX "CYPIT - 01/22"

A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled “CYPΙΤ-01/22” was conducted today, Friday, 9 September 2022, 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.

The Italian frigate “FRANSCESCO MIMBELLI”, the OPV “IOANNIDES” and a helicopter from 460 SQN of National Guard participated in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise under the operational control and coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca, in close cooperation with the Italian Navy. Specialized registered nurses of the State Health Services participated in the exercise boarding the SAR units.

The exercise is a part of a numerous exercises on SAR matters between assets, of the Republic of Cyprus and the Italian Navy in 2022.