What are actions when DSC distress alert is received in area A1?

On Ch.70 in sea area A1 (Near A CRS)

Procedure:-
  1. Log down the distress alert and inform Master
  2. Set watch on VHF CH-16
  3. Wait for almost 03 Minutes for CRS to acknowledge.
  4. Acknowledge by RT procedure on CH 16.
  5. If No Contact by voice or No acknowledgement from CRS by voice or DSC, then Relay the alert to any CRS/CES/RCC by Means
  6. If However the distress alerts keeps repeating then acknowledge by DSC to stop repetition.

AMIT KUMAR

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