Aquarius calls ITMRCC to inform about the maritime patrol aircraft regarding a boat in distress close to Sabratah oil field. Aquarius asks for instructions. ITMRCC says that the Libyan JRCC is coordinating this case. Aquarius repeats it has tried to contact them multiple times, via VHF, radio and email over the past four days to request coordination for SAR operations, without success. Aquarius asks ITMRCC for coordination as the best suited authority in the area. Aquarius informs it has altered course. ITMRCC says it cannot coordinate this SAR event.
September 24, 2018 18:22