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07-12-2023 14:39

Announcement by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre regarding medevac operation

On 7 December 2023 at 07:20 JRCC LARNACA activated National SAR Plan ‘NEARCHOS’ to deal with the medical evacuation of a 57-year male, crew member of the Maltese flagged cargo vessel "MGD JOY". 

The vessel was sailing at a distance of 110 nautical miles South-West of Cyprus within the SAR area of responsibility of the Republic of Cyprus (Nicosia FIR) and a helicopter from 460 SAR Squadron of the National Guard was scrambled to perform the evacuation operation with a specialized paramedic of the Ambulance Services on board. 

The person was safely delivered at 10:15 to Paphos General Hospital for further medical treatment.