Aquarius hears a VHF call on channel 16 from the Libyan Coast Guard to a merchant vessel, regarding the position of “a wooden boat with immigration” with an unknown number of people on board. The merchant vessel informs the Libyan Coast Guard that it does not see the wooden vessel in the area at the moment and that it will call back if it obtains information.

The position is close to the Ensco 5004 oil platform and around 35 nautical miles away from Aquarius.

Aquarius alters course and starts moving into a position to assist if necessary.