Aquarius replies to the email by saying that it is proceeding to the given position at maximum speed. Aquarius also confirms that it will update the Libyan JRCC about the operation, following the obligations of all shipmasters under maritime law. [Click here for the legal reference]

Email from Aquarius to Libyan JRCC

“Dear Sirs,

Good copy on your last email. Aquarius is proceeding to this position at maximum speed to conduct rescue and bring all people on board the Aquarius. I will update this RCC at operation starts.

Best Regards”