Marine Rescue and Coordination Center Bremen
The Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Bremen is part of the «German Maritime Search and Rescue Service» and responsible for (tasked by the Federal Ministry of Transport)
- -The German Maritime Search and Rescue service conferred to DGzRS by Germany’s Ministry of Transport consists of:
- -Undertaking maritime search and rescue missions
- -Maritime rescue coordination by the co-ordination centre (MRCC) in Bremen
- -Monitoring VHF channels 16 and 70, and DSC 2187,5 kHz, for emergency and safety purposes and handling distress, emergency and safety calls on VHF radio in the German SAR region.
- -Assisting the military SAR service in search and rescue missions for aircrafts and assuming the responsibilities of a regional search centre
- -Evacuating critically sick or injured people on board ships at sea and instigating immediate medical care
- -Agreement with the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies regarding co-operation with the MoT/Waterway Administration
- -Participating in fire protection with regard to vessels in the coastal zone within the scope of rescue service and technical
- -Mission according to the Geneva convention
In average MRCC Bremen and the units of the “German Maritime Search and Rescue Service” are responding to approximately 2,300 search and rescue incidents.