Email from Aquarius to French MRCC and Tunisian Navy, copying Italian MRCC

“Dear Sir,

Please be informed that Aquarius is still on standby at position GPS 37°47`3N 010°43`8E after conducting rescue of 5 persons on a small rubber boat in the Tunisian SRR. Aquarius is awaiting instructions from any competent maritime authority to help organize the disembarkation of the 5 survivors in a place of safety. For the time being the condition of the survivors is good though, they do express a strong fear of returning to Tunisia (their country of origin). We will continue to update these RCCs. I thank you for any assistance in find a quick solution to this issue.

Best regards”