We all know that even with everything checked, checked and triple checked, nautical disasters DO happen.
Our National Search & Rescue Authority is the Fiji Maritime Surveillance & Rescue Coordination Centre.
Please stay tuned for updates as they occur, but for now, the following procedure remains firmly in place.
In case of emergencies all distress messages must be sent to the nearest RCC. Search & Rescue operations within the waters around Fiji are coordinated by a National Search & Rescue Committee.
RCCs are located at Suva and Nadi. Rescue Sub Centres (RSCs) may be temporarily established in other areas as demanded by the situation. Suva (3DP) maintains a continuous listening watch on 2182 kHz and VHF 16 for distress calls. The station is also equipped with 6215.5 kHz for Search & Rescue Operations.
If you are in imminent danger and require urgent aid, use MAYDAY.
- Switch to 2182 kHz or 6215 kHz or 156.8 MHz (Chnl 16)
- Alarm signal, say: “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY.
This is YOUR BOAT, YOUR BOAT, YOUR BOAT, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”
Give your position State the nature of your distress. State the nature of help required.
Give any other information that will assist the rescue operation.
Listen on the same frequency for acknowledgement.
Fiji Maritime Surveillance & Rescue Coordination Centre
Our National Search & Rescue Authority is the Fiji Maritime Surveillance & Rescue Coordination Centre
Fiji Maritime Surveillance & Rescue Coordination Center
- Contact – +679 3315380/3316205
- Toll free – 1539
- Viber – +679 7231000
- Email: [email protected]
- Office – Eliza St, HQ Repuplic of Fiji Navy, Walu Bay, Suva
- P.O.Box 12387, Suva