Search & Rescue Control Center – Interesting Photo Of The Week

Coast Guard  Maritime Rescue And Coordination Center by Tidewater Muse.

This week we bring you a photo of the USCG’s Maritime Rescue And Coordination Center in Boston. The Unofficial Coast Guard Blog tells us:

Scattered across the nation are a number of Coast Guard command centers, all staffed by dedicated professionals who work to keep mariners safe. Each Coast Guard sector has a command center, as does each district and area. Among many tasks, these command centers are responsible for “controlling” search and rescue cases. The SAR Controllers assess calls, launch assets, determine search areas, and set search patterns for vessels and aircraft involved in the search.

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Here are some views of Rescue Coordination Centers around the world:

Belgium

http://www.barco.com/barcoview/downloads/MRCC_OperatorRoom.jpg

MRCC Oostende

Scotland

Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Scotland

Ireland

RCC Ierland

England

http://www.coastalradio.org.uk/britishcg/Clyde/clydecoastguard.jpg

Faroe Islands

North Sea

http://www.barco.com/barcoview/downloads/MRCC_IncidentRoom.jpg

France

http://www.defense.gouv.fr/var/dicodrefonte/storage/images/media/images/defense/ada/ada_318/en_cas_de_crise_les_tructures_du_cross_corsen_sont_placees_sous_l_autorite_du_prefet_maritime/588724-1-fre-FR/en_cas_de_crise_les_tructures_du_cross_corsen_sont_placees_sous_l_autorite_du_prefet_maritime_medium.jpg

Italy

http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/co04.jpg

Those who like to peek behind the scenes of control centers whould also check out our post titled: VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide