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SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) OPERATION

THE ROLE OF RESCUE CO-ORDINATION CENTRES (RCCs) National Mission Control Centres (MCCs) delegate SAR coordinating roles to their subordinate RCCs. A reliable communications link is necessary between MCCIRCC/Mobile Stations as it is entirely possible that Distress Alerts may be received and handled by RCCs many thousands of miles from the distress vessel.