Email from Aquarius to Libyan JRCC, with MTJRCC, ITMRCC and EUNAVFOR MED in copy:

“Dear Sir,
Good copy sir. Aquarius will continue to search. Our current pos. is 34-06.3N 012-04.2E searching to the north for the time being. If no joy we will start another search pattern. One of my RHIBs has investigated several fishing vessels in the area. On two occasions the fishermen said that they had seen the boat heading North.”

Legal reference

[the Master should] keep the RCC informed about conditions, assistance needed, and actions taken or planned for the survivors (see paragraph 6.10 regarding other information the RCC may wish to obtain); [click here for the legal reference]