Excerpt of the email from Aquarius to Italian RCC :

Please be informed that according to your instruction reported below, MV Aquarius has carried out the following rescue operations:

229 persons successfully recovered from 2 rubber boats (SAR cases 392 and 393)

also according to your instructions, MV Aquarius carried out the following transfer operations:

– from ITCG CP312: 129 rescued persons (SAR case 388)

– from ITCG CP319: 64 rescued persons (SAR case 390)

– from ITCG CP267: 88 rescued persons (SAR case 386)

– from MV Jolly Vanadio: 119 rescued persons (SAR case 395)

Total number of rescued persons on board is 629.

As per your recent instruction received via Sat. phone MV Aquarius is now heading North.

Please provide with information on the place of safety for the disembarkation of the rescued persons.