According to a note published on the Navy's website, the coordination of the 420 search actions was carried out through the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centers in Lisbon, Ponta Delgada (Azores) and the Funchal Subcenter (Madeira).
The same note states that most of the actions were coordinated by the Lisbon Search and Rescue Coordination Center (276), which resulted in the rescue of 442 people.
In the Azores archipelago there were 113 search and rescue actions, resulting in the rescue of 79 people.
In the area relating to the Funchal Maritime Search and Rescue Subcenter, 31 actions were coordinated and 41 people were rescued.
“The effectiveness rate of the maritime search and rescue service exceeds 99%, which constitutes an international reference and an example of excellent operational cooperation”, highlights the statement from the Navy.