INDSAR, the Indian (Maritime) Search and Rescue (Computerised Ship Reporting System), developed by the Indian Coast Guard, is a unique computer-based, and voluntary ship reporting system used by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to people in distress at sea. With INDSAR, rescue co-ordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to the scene.
Participating ships send voyage messages to the INDSAR centre managed by the Coast Guard at MRCC Mumbai via INMARSAT 'C' Toll Free Code 43.
WHY SHOULD MY SHIP PARTICIPATE
INDSAR's success is tied directly to the number of merchant vessels regularly reporting their position. The more ships on plot, the greater the chance that a ship will be identified near the position of distress.
Ships incur no additional obligation to respond than that already exists under the international conventions. In fact, since INDSAR identifies the best ship or ships to respond, it releases other vessels to continue their voyage, saving fuel, time and payroll costs
Information sent to INDSAR is protected, and used only by a bonafide maritime emergency. INDSAR reports also satisfy arrival reporting requirement for entry to Indian ports
And INDSAR provides on additional measure of safety "assurance" by allowing rescue coordinators to compress the search area in the event a participating ship is not reported or is overdue.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
ISLEREP - ISLAND (M-SAR) REPORTING (SYSTEM)
ISLEREP is Island (M-SAR) Reporing (System), an integral sub-system of INDSAR, applicable to all vessel closing the Islands of Andaman & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep within 20 nautical miles.