Maritime patrol aircraft on channel 16 calls *** **** twice with no response

Maritime patrol aircraft calls “any vessel in the vicinity” on channel 16

Aquarius responds. Maritime patrol aircraft says that they are trying to contract *** **** who should be in the vicinity of a rubber boat in distress and tasked to conduct a rescue by MRCC but cannot be located. Maritime Patrol aircraft asks Aquarius if they have had contact with *** ****. Aquarius replies negative. The position of the rubber boat in distress is 33°35’4N, 012°27’E and it is heading north at a speed of 5 to 6 knots. 50 NM from Aquarius’ current position.