In order to establish an
internationally coordinated system for search and rescue of people in distress
at sea, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved the International
Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) in 1979, which entered into
force in 1985. This convention describes the structure of maritime rescue
coordination centers (MRCCs), coastal coordination procedures and the means for
cooperation of neighboring States for SAR operations at the regional level.
Considering the location of this country and the requirements of the above
mentioned convention, the establishment of MRCCs seems necessary for assisting
people in distress at sea and conducting SAR operations.
For this purpose, the standard
and strategic MRCC in Amirabad Port covers a wide expanse of the Iranian waters,
and uses modern telecommunication equipment to receive distress alerts from
vessels in emergency conditions, and provide SAR and telemedical services to
seafarers on a 24-hour basis.
It must be mentioned that
the MRCC organizes, plans and coordinates operations in its covered area
through specialized maritime search and rescue software and hardware.
Contact Information for
Amirabad Port MRCC
1134 512233, 623501, 623511
Maritime Emergency Services
Net tonnage: 15 tons
Gross tonnage: 50 tons
Engine power: 2 × 603 horse power
Vessel type: Search and Rescue
Aids to Navigation: radar, GPS, echo sounder, chart
plotter, gyro compass
equipment: AIS, LRIT, SSB-VHF-DSC
The area covered for search
and rescue operations by Amirabad MRCC extends from Eastern Livan in the east
to Chapakrud Juibar in the west.