Aquarius sends email to ITMRCC and JRCC Tripoli to inform that it will proceed to the boat in distress, signaled by the INMARSAT message. Aquarius provides ETA and current position.

“Dear Sirs,

Aquarius received inmarsat C distress alert from JRCC Libya via ITMRCC for boat in distress, sinking, at pos. 33-14N 014-08E with approx. 100pax on board. Aquarius has informed ITMRCC via phone that Aquarius is responding. Aquarius current pos. is 34-27.4N 012-38.6E. We are currently going to max. speed. ETA 0130Z 24Sep.  Aquarius will be standing by for any updates and instructions from either RCC.

Best regards,”