As it nears the position where the wooden boat was spotted, Aquarius sends an email to the LYJRCC to inform of her availability to help:

“We are keeping a sharp lookout and will report to you any information which may help in the search.

Please be informed that I am currently patrolling at 18 N.m from this position, available to help if needed. My ship is ready to reach the maximum speed of 11 knots whenever required.

My ship is equipped with 3 fast rescue craft, a rescue team, a medical team, and enough aids equipment and resources to perform mass rescue operations and to take care of the survivors. I have the capacity to keep the survivors onboard and to transfer them to a place of safety.

Please acknowledge receipt of this message, confirm to me the occurrence of an alert phase, and update me about the situation.”