Search & Rescue
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is responsible for co-ordinating maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operations within Singapore's maritime search and rescue region (SRR).
MPA's Port Operations Control Centre (POCC) is the operational headquarters for a maritime SRR that covers both the island of Singapore and over 1 million square kilometres of the South China Sea.
The POCC operates a shore-based Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) facility to monitor distress alerts and calls from ships, and co-ordinate SAR operations. It also disseminates Maritime Safety Information (MSI) through the VHF, NAVTEX and SafetyNET systems.
24-hour emergency contact
VHF Channel 16
VTIS working channels 7, 10, 14, and 73
Tel (+65) 6226 5539 or (+65) 6325 2493
Fax: (+65) 6227 9971