In a poignant and humanitarian effort, Civil Protection Malta and the Armed Forces of Malta have undertaken intensive search and recovery operations in Libya, retrieving the bodies of 80 individuals from both land and sea.
This collaborative effort reflects the commitment of Maltese officials to provide assistance and support in the wake of the devastating aftermath of Storm Daniel in the region.
The operation involved meticulous search efforts along the Libyan coast where, apart from the arduous task of recovering the deceased, there was a critical moment when a Libyan rescue swimmer required urgent medical assistance. The incident occurred approximately 10 nautical miles away from Derna, where a rescue swimmer lost consciousness and required immediate assistance.
Further updates can be followed on the Sigurtà, Civil Protection Malta and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) page. A recent AFM update showed that on Saturday, the CPD and AFM team aboard Malta’s P61 was returning to the island following the intense operation.