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Maritime Rescue

Call for life rescue (waters within the area of jurisdiction of Macao / Macao coastal area)

How to Apply

Time Limit for Application


Methods of requesting for assistance and information to be provided

Methods of requesting for assistance

Requests for assistance can be made to the Macao Vessel Traffic Control Centre via the following means:

  1. VHF marine radio channel 16 (156.800MHz), channel 10 (156.500MHz)
  2. VHF digital selective calling (DSC) MMSI:004530101
  3. Telephone: (853) 2872 6766
  4. Fax: (853) 2872 6769

Information to be provided when requesting for assistance:

  1. Nature of incident;
  2. Location of incident;
  3. Persons affected;
  4. Information which facilitates rescue (such as description of situation, phone number etc.)



Processing Time

Call will be initiated within 5 minutes upon receipt of a verified notification. (Performance Pledge)

Content provider: Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA)

Last modified: 2022-01-04 09:08

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