What is INDSAR (Indian Search And Rescue)?

Conforming to the provisions of International convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR convention 1979) to which India is signatory and with the aim of providing / co-ordinating the effective search and rescue operations in a possible event of any marine casualty at sea, the Indian Coast Guard has brought in to operations a supplementary Ship Position Reporting System with effect from 1st February, 2003 called “Indian Search And Rescue system” (INDSAR). This is a supplementary and an advance computerized system designed to contribute to safety of life/timely search and rescue operations at sea. This system is operated and maintained by the Indian Coast Guard through their Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) at Mumbai;