Coast Guard and the Airport Authority of India signed 6 February 2019 a
Memorandum of Understanding at Coast Guard Regional Headquarters in Port Blair
in the presence of Inspector General Maneesh Vishal Pathak, Commander Coast
Guard Region (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) for coordination in the aeronautical
and maritime search and rescue operations.
of Understanding with Airport Authority of India (AAI) is aimed at
strengthening mutual interactions, interoperability and validating procedures
during conduct of search and rescue operations jointly by the Rescue
Coordination Centre (RCC) Kolkata, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Port Blair, the PRO of Indian
Coast Guard said in a press release.
The MoU is one of the various steps taken by Coast Guard Headquarters,
New Delhi and AAI towards harmonisation of Aeronautical and Maritime search and
rescue in accordance with the International Aeronautical Maritime Search And Rescue