Search and rescue may be defined as the employment of available personnel and facilities in rendering aid to persons and property in distress; hence it is the main function of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coastguard. The Coastguard is the only local established search and rescue agency,  and is a  member of the  Regional Southern Sector for the coordination and response to search and rescue cases. Whenever there is such a case, the Rescue Coordination Centre in Trinidad is responsible for the coordination and use of assets to render assistance to whomever is in distress.

 How to Contact the Coastguard

You can contact the local coastguard whenever there is an emergency at sea, on channel 16 (VHF), 7850 (HF) or by Telephone: 457-4578 / 457-4554. Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coastguard Vessels Call Sign and Range

Name

Call Sign

Range

Captain Mulzac

J8CM

Long

George Mc Intosh

J8GM

Long

Hairoun

J8HM

Medium

Chatham Bay

J8M402

Short

733 Zodiac

J8M401

Short

920 Rhib

J8M403

Short

Address

Ministry of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development,
2nd Floor, Ministerial Building, Halifax Street,
Kingstown, Saint Vincent

Telephone

(784) 457-1426
PBX
(784) 456-1111
Ext.
463/364
Fax
(784) 457-2152
Email
office.natsec@mail.gov.vc