The Navy rescued 215 people at sea in the first semester


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The Navy saved 215 people at sea in the first half of the year, in the course of 210 search and rescue actions that, besides the Armed Forces, also involved Civil Protection and INEM, and sometimes merchant ships.

According to the results released today by the Navy, the Search and Rescue Coordination Centers in Lisbon and Ponta Delgada and the subcenter in Funchal have launched 210 actions in the first six months of the year, which resulted in the rescue of 215 people.

The Navy data indicates that the Lisbon coordination center was responsible for more than half of these actions (124), rescuing 160 people.

The one in Ponta Delgada rescued 44 people in 76 search and rescue actions and the one in Funchal rescued 11 people in 10 actions.

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