Contact Details

MRCC Cape Verde

Jose Manuel Fortes

Telephone:   + 238 2324342
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: MRCC Cape Verde



Telephone:   +238 2411970
E-mail: [email protected]

About MRCC Cape Verde

Capitania Dos Portos de Barlavento, is the authority responsible for coordinating the maritime Search and Rescue Operations, and is the maritime SPOC in the Cape Verde SRR.

MRCC Cape Verde is under control of the head of the MRCC and is responsible for providing first aid, search and rescue in the sea of responsibility of Cape Verde (SRR).

It's first responsibility is the coordination of maritime search and rescue operations.

About ARCC (Rescue Coordination Centre) 

ARCC is on the island of Sal and located on the Oceanic Control Centre of Sal island, the RCC for Civil Aviation works 24 hours a day under the responsibility of the ASA - SAR service provider.

The ARCC Sal is designated as SAR point of contact (SPOC) of the COSPAS-SARSAT system in the SRR under responsibility of Cape Verde.

ARCC is under control of the head of ARCC and is responsible for providing first aid, search and rescue aircraft in the area of responsibility of Cape Verde (FIR).

It's first responsibility is the co-ordination of the aviation search and rescue operations.

About Cape Verde

Cape Verde (/ˈvɜːrd(i)/ (About this soundlisten)) or Cabo Verde (/ˌkɑːb ˈvɜːrd/ (About this soundlisten), /ˌkæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde,[9] is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. In ancient times these islands were referred to as "the Islands of the Blessed" or the "Fortunate Isles". Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula in West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).

The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration. Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to campaign for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975.

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