Email from Aquarius to Libyan Navy and Coast Guard, copying MTRCC and Malta Transport Centre

“Dear Sirs,

I am contacting you as coordinating authority of the SAR cases 656 and 657 that were rescued by M/V Aquarius on August 10th. As per your instruction, we contacted other RCCs to request assistance in finding a place of safety to disembark the 141 survivors.

The 141 survivors will be disembarked in the Port of Valletta, Malta. May I kindly request you to handover the coordination of these two SAR cases to the Maltese RCC?

We want to ensure that the disembarkation of the rescued people is acknowledged under SAR regulations by Maltese authority.

Best Regards”