Cyprus hosts Multinational Exercise “NEMESIS 2019”

On Thursday, 5th of September 2019, the 1st coordinating meeting of the Multinational Exercise NEMESIS 2019 took place at the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC).

The aim of the meeting was to provide the initial information on the exercise scenario and the future planning procedures, pursuant the actual performance in the field on the 13th of November 2019.

The exercise NEMESIS is conducted for the 6 consecutive year, by the RoC, in a constant effort to develop efficient operational cooperation during emergency situations on Oil & Gas Rigs and their support vessels.

Multinational Exercise “NEMESIS – 2018”

Naval and Air SAR Units of the participating States (Greece, Cyprus, France, Israel, United Kingdom and USA) took part in the exercise under the overall coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca from “ZENON” Coordination Center in collaboration with the respective agencies of the Republic of Cyprus and the participating nations.
13 warships, 9 air means and 3 vessels of the private sector, participated in the exercise. In specific, 1 Frigate of the Hellenic Navy, 1 Frigate of the French Navy, 1 Missile Boat and 4 Patrol Boats of the Israeli Navy, 4 warships of the Navy Command of the National Guard and 2 Patrol Boats of Port & Marine Police, the tanker of PETRONAV company «ALEXANDRIA» funded by the European Maritime Safety Agency (ΕMSA) and managed by the Deputy Ministry Shipping 2 anti-pollution vessels of the Fisheries Department, the support vessel “FLYING ENTERPRISE” of EDT Offshore company and equipment of the SUBSEA company . Also, 3 Helicopters of the Republic of Cyprus (2 of CPAU and 1 of the 460 SAR SQ of the Air Force Command of the National Guard), 1 French NH-90, 1 British Bell Griffin as well as 3 Fixed winged aircrafts (1 Hellenic C-130, 1 P-8 of USA and 1 of the Forestry Department) took place in the exercise.
Additionally, the 31st Airborne Search and Rescue Operations Squadron of the Hellenic Airforce, the Underwater Demolition Team of the of the Navy Command of the National Guard, the paramedic teams of the Ministry of Health, the Disaster Response Special Unit (D.R.S.U.), as well as the Search and Rescue RHIB “NIREAS” with rescuers of Civil Defence participated with special tasks.