Major maritime, aviation and beacon-related search and rescue missions in New Zealand’s search and rescue region are co-ordinated by Maritime New Zealand’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).
The New Zealand Police coordinate all other New Zealand search and rescue missions.
Jointly, the RCCNZ and New Zealand Police can bring together over 100 rescue services and related agencies nationwide plus 10,000 search and rescue (SAR) personnel and volunteers.
The RCCNZ provides search and rescue (SAR) services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The types of beacons used to alert the RCCNZ to a distress incident are:
This document contains summaries of some of the incidents RCCNZ has responded to over the past week. Please note it is not intended as a comprehensive report on RCCNZ activity.
Distress beacons [Beacons website]