What is INDSAR Reporting ?

  • All Indian ships of tonnage 100 GRT to 299 GRT, which are not fully complying with GMDSS requirements shall send relevant reports by VHF Channel 16 or MF band through Coast Guard station located along the coast line of India or as an alternate, the ship owner of such ships upon receipt of relevant report shall forward/ relay to the nearest MRSC or MRCC for onward transmission to MRCC Mumbai.
  • All ships other than Indian ships of tonnage 100 GRT to 299 GRT, which are not fully complying with GMDSS requirements are encouraged to send relevant reports by VHF Channel 16 or MF band through Coast Guard station located along the coast line of India or as an alternate, the ship owner of such ships upon receipt of relevant report shall forward/ relay to the nearest MRSC or MRCC for onward transmission to MRCC Mumbai.
  • The reports prescribed in the special edition to the Indian Notices to Mariners No. 8 for INDSAR reporting system can be sent by SOLAS compliant Ships using INMARSAT-C toll free code 43 through LES ARVI. The prescribed reports may also be sent by email to the address [email protected] To confirm effectiveness of INMARSAT transmission through LES ARVI vessels may transmit a test call through INMARSAT – C toll free code-43. Any constraints/difficulties in transmission of INDSAR through SAT-C toll free Code-43 can be communicated to MRCC Mumbai by using the different mode of communication.

AWDHESH KUMAR