|A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled “CYFRA-04/19” was conducted on Wednesday, 19th of August 2019, near the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel of the Republic of Cyprus and France. |
The French Destroyer «FS AUVERGNE», Air Assets from the French Destroyer and 460 SQN of Air Command, fast patrol boat « AMMOCHOSTOS » of the Navy command and fast patrol boat « ONISILLOS » of the Port and Marine Police, took part in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise under the operational control and coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca, in close cooperation with the French Navy. Specialized registered nurses of the State Health Services participated in the exercise boarding the SAR units.
SAREX “CYFRA-04/19” is the fourth exercise for 2019, conducted within the framework of a long-lasting cooperation, between the JRCC Larnaca (which represents the SAR system of the Republic of Cyprus) and the French Navy.