Rescue coordination centre

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A rescue co-ordination centre (RCC) is a primary search and rescue facility in a country that is staffed by supervisory personnel and equipped for co-ordinating and controlling search and rescue operations.

RCCs are responsible for a geographic area, known as a "search and rescue region of responsibility" (SRR). SRRs are designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). RCCs are operated unilaterally by personnel of a single military service (e.g. an Air Force, or a Navy) or a single civilian service (e.g. a national Police force, or a Coast Guard).

Genres[edit]

A Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre or JRCC is a special type of RCC that is operated by personnel from multiple military services, civilian services, or a combination of military and/or civilian services.[1]

A Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre or MRSC is a special type of RCC dedicated exclusively to organising search and rescue in a maritime environment. An MRSC usually is subservient to an RCC and is used to take the workload for a particular geographic area within the SRR.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms" (pdf). U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  2. ^ "National Search And Rescue Committee". U.S. Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue. U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved 26 March 2013.