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Rescue 21 is “standing the watch,” providing coverage of more than 41,800 miles of U.S. coastline.
Note: Coverage rings are depicted for illustration purposes only.
Saving Lives in the 21st Century
- Improving the Coast Guard’s ability to locate, assist and save lives at sea 24/7
- Improves situational awareness and readiness
- Deters hoax calls
- Provides command and control for Homeland Security missions
General Dynamics is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to modernize its outdated national distress communications system. This new system, called Rescue 21, is an advanced maritime communications system for coastal water ways, providing a command and control infrastructure for all U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue (SAR) and homeland security missions.
The system greatly improves the Coast Guard’s ability to detect mayday calls from boaters, pinpoint the location of the source of the call, and coordinate rescue operations throughout the U.S. coastline and interior waterways.
Rescue 21 operates along the Atlantic, Gulf Coast, Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico and Great Lakes regions. That's 41,871 miles of coastline.
- Coast Guard uses Rescue 21 to Assist Distressed Vessel off Ritidian Point in Guam
- Rescue 21 Reaches Milestone of 50,000 Search and Rescue Cases
- New USCG Emergency Communication System To Decrease Search Times
- Adm. Papp Gives State of the Coast Guard Address
- Integrated Border Security Solutions
- Maritime Domain Awareness Brochure
- Coast Guard responded to a distress call from a sailboat with four people on board off the California coast Sunday.
- Rescue 21 Data Sheet
- Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Fisherman
- Rescue 21 Additional Capabilities
- Service Oriented Architecture