Mission Control Centres - Their main purpose and function is to relay EPIRB Distress alert information to the appropriate MRCC who coordinates the deployment of SAR units in the SAR region in which the casualty is located.
Maritime Mobile Service Identity - MMSI is a unique 9 digit number and acts in the same way as a telephone number. The MMSI allows radio operator to make automatic calls through VHF DSC radio and is the identity that is automatically transmitted within DSC calls. These MMSI numbers are issued by the appropriate authorities in the country of registration of the vessel and can be referenced back to a database of information about the vessel and it’s owners and so forth.
Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre - All SAR activities are organized by MRCCs and MRSCs within specified navigational sea areas normally bordering their coastlines.
Maritime Rescue Sub Centres - All SAR activities are organized by MRCCs and MRSCs within specified navigational sea areas normally bordering their coastlines.
Maritime Safety Information - Navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts, and other urgent safety-related information broadcast to ships.