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Cyprus-Italy hold joint search and rescue exercise (photos)


The Search and Rescue Region of the Republic of Cyprus organised an exercise on Friday, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from Italy, it said in announcement.

The Italian frigate «FRANSCESCO MIMBELLI», the OPV «IOANNIDES» and a helicopter from 460 SQN of the 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.

Nurses of the State Health Services also participated in the exercise boarding the SAR units.

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

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