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Please Help find Emergency EMAIL addresses USCG, CA, UK, EU, AUS etc

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With more people using satellite communications it can be easier and faster, or additional, in an Emergency to send an email to Search & Rescue authorities.

Except the authorities don't show their email addresses on their website (spam??) and try to rely on phone numbers.

This thread is to compile a list the SAR Email addresses that can be used in an emergency.

Please help by adding to this information. I'm not after every CG office's email, Im after the email address that will get into the biggest emergency operations room in each country. (where info would then be routed to the correct regional area).

Email addresses I am fairly sure are correct are large and bold


USCG +17573986700

I think the main US centre is Norfolk. It does the region but also exercises a control function for all regions.

United Kingdom

UK MRCC Maritime & Coastguard Agency UK Tel: +44(0)2392 552100

SRR: UK SRR EASTERN | UK SRR Scotland and Northern Ireland | UK SRR Southern Region | UK SRR Wales
[email protected]

[email protected]

AMSA Australia +61262306811
[email protected]

Dial 112 on any satellite phone SIM Card necessary, but does it need to be activated?
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You are sitting on a boat in the middle of the ocean without phone but with full broadband. How do u use the broadband to save your life?
I've you've got useable connectivity, you can make phone calls with VoIP. People do that all the time with Skype and Whatsapp and plenty of other apps. You can have a softphone on your computer or cellphone which would allow you to make or take phone calls like a regular land line. Bria Mobile from Counterpath is a good example of a softphone you could run over broadband on either a laptop or a smartphone.

Maybe call your local home port or nationwide 911 service and let them coordinate a rescue?

BTW, 911 emergency service does work in some countries besides the US or Canada -- we use it in Costa Rica similar to how one might in the US, to quickly reach the police or ambulance service.

~~ Red
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