Coast Guard Sign Contract to Boost Search and Rescue at 28 Sites with New Communication Systems

Coast Guard Sign Contract to Boost Search and Rescue at 28 Sites with New Communication Systems


The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has taken a significant step towards strengthening its maritime search and rescue (SAR) capabilities with the procurement of advanced Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) consoles.

The ICG Headquarters (ICG HQ) has signed a major contract with M/s Elcome Integrated Systems Pvt. Ltd. to equip 28 Maritime Rescue Sub Centres (MRSC) across India's vast coastline with the new communication systems.

Enhanced Safety in the Indian Search and Rescue Region​

The integration of GMDSS consoles represents a crucial upgrade for the ICG's existing SAR infrastructure within the Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR).

These state-of-the-art consoles will empower ICG personnel with a robust communication platform designed specifically to streamline responses to maritime emergencies.

GMDSS: A Lifeline at Sea​

The Global Maritime Distress Safety System is a globally recognized standard for maritime emergency communications. The new consoles will provide MRSCs with a reliable and powerful system for:
  • Swift Distress Response: Instantaneously receiving distress alerts from vessels in peril, enabling faster response times.
  • Efficient SAR Coordination: Streamlining communication and coordination during complex search and rescue operations.
  • Seamless Maritime Communication: Fostering clear and effective communication channels with all relevant stakeholders involved in SAR missions.

Strengthening India's Maritime Safety Net​

The ICG's investment in GMDSS consoles underscores its commitment to safeguarding lives at sea.

This upgraded communication infrastructure will significantly enhance the ICG's operational readiness, allowing for more rapid and efficient responses to distress calls within its area of responsibility.
 

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