01 September 2014 15:36

LARNACA – Two rigid inflatable boats were donated on Monday by the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (CJRC) to the Larnaca Municipality.
Speaking during an official handing-over ceremony, Minister of Defence Christoforos Fokaides said the vessels will contribute significantly in search and rescue operations along the town’s coast.
“As the majority of accidents at sea concern swimmers and divers, we appreciate that these boats will increase safety. Our goal is to have no losses of human life.”
Fokaides added that the acquisition of the new boats is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the capabilities of the CJRC, which falls under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence.
“Increasing response times to emergencies and our overall effectiveness are our main priorities.”


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