Rescue 21: Program Profile
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Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute its search and rescue missions with greater agility and efficiency.
- Improved information sharing and coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and federal, state and local first responders
- Geographic display to assist in identifying hoax callers, conserving valuable response resources
- Digital selective calling support, which allows mariners in distress with DSC-equipped radios to transmit, at the push of a button, their exact GPS position and vital vessel information to the Coast Guard and other DSC-equipped vessels
- Improved clarity, recording and playback capabilities for all communications
- Simultaneous monitoring and relaying of information over multiple radio frequencies
- Portable tower communications equipment for use during emergencies and natural disasters
- Automated transmission of urgent marine information broadcasts
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Last Modified 4/9/2015