Joint Rescue Coordination Center

Συμβούλιο Οικονομίας και Ανταγωνιστικότητας Κύπρου

    On August 26th, 2021, at 09:25Lt JRCC Larnaca received a distress alert regarding an injured crew member, due to electrocution, on board the Antigua-Barbuda container ship “ASTRID L”, which was sailing 9nm North of Cape Arnaouti.

    JRCC Larnaca activated the National Search and Rescue Plan "NEARCHOS", scrambling a SAR helicopter of 460 SAR squadron, with a trained nurse of Ambulance Service on board, to air evacuate the injured person to a Hospital of the Republic of Cyprus.

    The Ukrainian sailor was finally evacuated to Paphos General Hospital at 10:30 local time