Thursday Oct 17, 2019
 

International maritime organization ratified international search and rescue convention to establish international coordinated system for search and rescue of distress people at sea in 1979, and forced in 1985. This convention has anticipated to organize maritime rescue coordination centers , coastal coordination and methods of neighboring countries to carry out search and rescue operation in joint region. Regarding to strategic position of our country and requirement of join to this convention establishment of maritime search & rescue coordination center is necessary to rescue distressed people at sea and search & rescue operation.

For this reason Amirabad maritime search and rescue coordination center with modern communication equipment is ready to offer maritime search & rescue services to distress vessels and medical advice to seafarers.

Amirabad MRCC carry out planning organization and coordination of maritime search & rescue operation in covered region with software & hardware facilities.

Contact number of Amirabad MRCC

Tel: +981134623511, +981134623501, +981124512233
Fax: +981134623501
Code of maritime distress service: 1550

Search and rescue vessel

Name of vessel:Naji-1
Net tonnage: 15 ton
Gross tonnage: 50 ton
Width: 4.70 m
Draft:2.5 m
L.O.A :19.10 m
Main engine power: 2*603 (HP)
Classification society: Asia
Communicational equipment: AIS, LRIT, DSC, VHF, SSB
Navigational aid equipment: Radar, GPS, Echo sounder , chart plotter, Gyro compass

Naji

Covered area of Amirabad M.R.C.C.

The covered area by the Amirabad maritime search and rescue Coordinated Center includes areas between east Livan in the east to the Chapakrood (Juybar) in the west.

MRCC covered area

M.R.C.C plans includes: place of refuge, marine tourism facilitation , savior assistance plan , provincial search and rescue project, fast response team plan.

1-Place of refuge:

Service offering to survivors of marine accidents has particular important for Ports and Maritime Organization because of joining of I.R. of Iran to the Convention on the Search and Rescue of the Sea and the entry into force of the provisions of this Convention for the States Parties, as well as the amendment to the Third Chapter of the Marine Search and Rescue Convention to offer Services for Rescued Marine Events in July 2006. Safe location is a place for temporary settlement of survivors of marine casualties that require adequate livelihoods (including food, clothing, health services, …).
2- Marine tourism facilitation plan:
one of the main objectives of the project is preparing a plan to coordinate relevant organizations in the field of maritime tourism resulted to promote the level of maritime tourism safety because of increasing number of marine tourists, variety of marine equipment on the Caspian sea coast and the presence of marine recreational centers in the covered area of Amirabad MRCC.

3- savior assistance plan:

one of the most important components to achieve this goal is utilizing the capabilities and potentials of NGOs to promote maritime safety. NGO has important role of the various vessels to help the search and rescue vessels to rescue the incident ships and their people.

4- provincial search and rescue project:

The necessity of establishing a comprehensive marine rescue system in the province with the presence and cooperation of all relevant organizations is necessary to provide services to the injured, distressed people and ships. Therefore, considering the expansion and development of the shipping industry in the Caspian Sea and the necessity of observance of international and national laws and regulations, the search and rescue plan of the province is being prepared to assist distressed people and vessels in the Amirabad area.

5- fast response team plan:

following to the implementation of national and international laws and regulations and based on improve the quality and quantity of marine searches and rescue services led to reduce and deal with accidents in the covered area, Amirabad port while benefiting from various plans and guidelines in this area , The port of Amirabad has been preparing a plan called the Rapid Reaction Team. The Rapid Response Team is a team of marine experts who will be able to provide services in a rough sea condition to endangered persons and ships as quickly as possible. The composition of the rapid reaction team is including on-scene commander, diver, rescuer and medical officer.
Important conventions are prevention of collision at sea, safety of life at sea, salvage, UNCLOS and SAR.

1- prevention of collision at sea(COLREG 1972):

A convention to maximize marine safety at sea and awareness of the need for revision and updating of international regulations to prevent collisions at sea.

2- Safety of life at sea (SOLAS):

In order to promote the safety of the life of at sea through harmonized rules and regulations to ensure that a ship is considered appropriate for the safety of the life at sea.

3- Salvage convention:

Many conventions are Considering the importance of search and rescue services to distress people at sea and provide adequate and effective watch keeping of the coastal. Salvage convention provide sufficient incentives for those who take salvage operations against vessel or other hazardous assets on board. It increases interest in environmental protection and given the valuable role in rescue operations can provide safety of ship and other property at risk and preserve the environment.

4- United Nation Conference Law Of the Seas convention:

UNCLOS convention provides a comprehensive regime of rules and regulations in the seas and oceans of the world on all possible uses of waters and their resources. The convention incorporates the traditional rules related to the use of seas, as well as a framework for the development and evolution of specific areas of the law of the sea.

5- Search and rescue convention:

The Convention of search and rescue was adopted by the Hamburg Conference in 1979 and came into force in 1985. The purpose of this convention is to establish a global system for search and rescue and coordinate required by the rescue organizations between the rescue workers of the neighboring country (if necessary) to save the distress people at sea regardless of the location of the incident. The Convention also provides the framework for operational processes for emergency situations in order to prepare the Contracting Parties for search and rescue such as the establishment of rescue coordination subcommittees and focal points.
Important conventions are prevention of collision at sea, safety of life at sea, salvage, UNCLOS and SAR.

1- prevention of collision at sea(COLREG 1972):

A convention to maximize marine safety at sea and awareness of the need for revision and updating of international regulations to prevent collisions at sea.

2- Safety of life at sea (SOLAS):

In order to promote the safety of the life of at sea through harmonized rules and regulations to ensure that a ship is considered appropriate for the safety of the life at sea.

3- Salvage convention:

Many conventions are Considering the importance of search and rescue services to distress people at sea and provide adequate and effective watch keeping of the coastal. Salvage convention provide sufficient incentives for those who take salvage operations against vessel or other hazardous assets on board. It increases interest in environmental protection and given the valuable role in rescue operations can provide safety of ship and other property at risk and preserve the environment.

4- United Nation Conference Law Of the Seas convention:

UNCLOS convention provides a comprehensive regime of rules and regulations in the seas and oceans of the world on all possible uses of waters and their resources. The convention incorporates the traditional rules related to the use of seas, as well as a framework for the development and evolution of specific areas of the law of the sea.

5- Search and rescue convention:

The Convention of search and rescue was adopted by the Hamburg Conference in 1979 and came into force in 1985. The purpose of this convention is to establish a global system for search and rescue and coordinate required by the rescue organizations between the rescue workers of the neighboring country (if necessary) to save the distress people at sea regardless of the location of the incident. The Convention also provides the framework for operational processes for emergency situations in order to prepare the Contracting Parties for search and rescue such as the establishment of rescue coordination subcommittees and focal points.

Amirabad MRCC has agreement with the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Bilateral Aid Agreement with the General Directorate of Mazandaran Province Airports, Memorandum of understanding with the Relief and rescue Organization, Agreement with the urgency organization, Memorandum of Understanding with National Distributor of Oil Products Company, Agreement with the Iranian Fisheries Organization and Agreement with Helicopter Operations company.

1- MOU of using Helicopter Service:

Amirabad port has a contract with helicopter organization to use helicopter services to save distressed people in search and rescue operation and protection of marine environment in possible pollution because of importance of saving life of people at risk in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on Maritime Search and rescue.

2- Bilateral Assistance Agreement with the General Administration of the Airports organization of Mazandaran province:

This Agreement was signed to help and assist each other in maritime search and rescue operation , fire and relief & rescue plans in an emergency and incident taking into account the priorities of the work and other instructions.