UNIFIL partook in rescuing boat between Lebanon and Cyprus: spokesperson

November 05, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) UNIFIL navy troops participated, between November 3 and 4, in a rescue operation of a boat that had encountered hardship, with passengers on board, between Lebanon and Cyprus, spokesperson of the UNIFIL, Andrea Tenenti, said on Thursday.

“The Lebanese and Cypriot authorities contacted the UNIFIL and asked for help in a search and rescue operation in the sea. Immediately, the UNIFIL dispatched navy troops, in coordination with the Lebanese and Cypriot authorities, rescued all passengers, and transferred them to Larnaca,” he explained.