HMS Enterprise worked with Cyprus for a search and rescue exercise in the Mediterranean, say the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy say that survey ship joined the Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre, the Republic of Cyprus Police Aviation Unit and 84 Squadron, from RAF Akrotiri, for the annual training.
“It simulates the joint rescue of a missing person at sea and the evacuation of an injured crew member from on board the ship. Enterprise recently returned to Limassol having been deployed to Beirut after the explosion at the port. She worked alongside the Lebanese Navy Hydrographic Service to conduct a survey of approaches to the port.
Once back in Cyprus, she was joined by the British High Commissioner Stephen Lillie and Lieutenant Junior Grade Anastasios Paraskevopoulos from the Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre for the exercise.”
Commander Cecil Ladislaus, commanding officer of HMS Enterprise, was quoted as saying:
“Having been deployed across the globe this year, the importance of working with our international partners cannot be understated. At the start of this year, we needed to conduct a casualty evacuation using helicopter support. This sort of thing could happen to any mariner, anytime, anywhere – it is in our best interests to train and work together like this to ensure that we are ready should the unexpected occur.”