Contact Details

MRCC Rabat


Telephone:  +212 537625877 
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: MRCC Rabat

Ocean Fisheries Department

Mohammed Drissi

Telephone:  +212 660192659 
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Ocean Fisheries Department

About Morocco SAR System Organisation

The Marine Fisheries Department (MFD) is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining Maritime Search and Rescue organizations in Morocco. The Minister directs  the Maritime Search and Rescue (MSR) policy, international agreements, conventions and operational matters pertaining to Maritime SAR.

The Marine Fisheries Department is the SAR authority for maritime incidents and is responsible for the provision of maritime SAR service within the Moroccan Maritime  Search and Rescue Region. Also shall co-ordinates, liaises, trains, equips, staff, maintains, prepares finance, develops procedures and operations plans and conducts exercises for  Maritime Search and Rescue.

In its program to achieve its goal, MFD collaborates with other Search and Rescue stakeholder agencies.

About Morocco

Morocco (/məˈrɒk/ (About this soundlisten); Arabic: المغرب‎, translit. al-maġhrib, lit. 'place the sun sets; the west'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Lmeɣrib; French: Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, translit. al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah, lit. 'The Western Kingdom'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Tageldit n Lmaɣrib; French: Royaume du Maroc), is a country located in the Maghreb of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca.[10] It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them currently under Spanish jurisdiction.[11]

Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid and Almohaddynasties, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, allowing Morocco to remain the only northwest African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, which rules to this day, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier. It regained its independence in 1956, and has since remained comparatively stable and prosperous by regional standards.

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