ATTENTION: THIS IS A RESCUE SIMULATION THE MALTESE FORCES ORGANIZED FOR MY NYT SHOOT - NOT REAL. VALLETTA, MALTA - JUNE 22: Vessels navigating in the Mediterrean Sea and Maltese SAR (Search and Rescue)waters (purple trapezoid) are shown on the monitor of the Vessel Traffic Management Information System on a patrolboat during a rescue simulation of man overboard near the military port of Marsamxett Harbour in Valetta, Malta on June 22, 2011. The Rescue Coordination Center receives information about boats and vessels movements as well as SOS requests in the Maltese waters and the SAR (Search and Rescue) waters. Malta's competence of coordination of the SAR waters is 25,000 square nautical miles, which also includes the Italian island of Lampedusa. The vast Maltese SAR waters correspond to the Maltese Flight Information Region (FIR).
Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times
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