Upon entering the Libyan Search and Rescue Region, Aquarius sends a “notice of readiness for SAR operations” to the Libyan JRCC, copying the Italian MRCC, the Maltese MRCC and EUNAVFOR Med.
“MV AQUARIUS declares readiness for SAR operations in the Central Mediterranean Sea, south of Lampedusa and Malta, outside of Libyan Territorial Waters.
Actual position: N 34-08.1 E 012-13.1
Proceeding with course 174 degrees speed 9,5 kts towards patrolling area ca. 30 NM(night) 24nm(day) off Libyan coast between Long. of Zuwarah and Zawiya.“
Aquarius also provides the required technical information about the vessel.