Just installed in Cherbourg, the detachment of the 32F carried out its first SAR (search and rescue) mission on Sunday, July 23.
For this very first operational mission, the crew of the H160 was hired by the CROSS Jobourg in the early morning. The crew took off in less than 30 minutes, to carry out a search at sea north of the Channel Islands following the disappearance of a passenger on a ship flying between Portsmouth and Jersey. Unfortunately, the 2-hour search did not find the missing person.
This first commitment confirms that Detachment 32F/Cherbourg is now operational and has fully ensured the succession of the detachment of Flotilla 33F.