Maltese RCC informs Aquarius that it is conducting an aerial and maritime search and that Aquarius’ assistance is not required. Maltese RCC recommends Aquarius to contact Libyan JRCC for instructions. It informs that Maltese RCC will coordinate the case once it entered the Maltese SRR and that “any intervention or attempt of intervention from your side will be considered as an interception, maritime law enforcement case”. Aquarius stresses that it has been ordered by Libyan JRCC to proceed North, that it will follow the instructions of Maltese RCC upon entering its SRR and keep it informed.
August 12, 2018 16:42