||Hong Kong MRCC neither possesses nor has direct
command over SAR resources. The role of Hong Kong MRCC is
to co-ordinate all available SAR resources to perform a maritime
search and rescue mission.
| For SAR cases within Hong Kong waters, Hong
Kong MRCC will draw resources from Government Flying Service
(GFS), Hong Kong Marine Police (Marpol), Fire Services Department
(FSD) and Marine Department (MD).
For help in the distant parts of our Search and Rescue Region
where Government resources cannot reach, the Hong Kong MRCC
must rely upon the assistance of merchants ships and fishing
vessel in the vicinity of the distress. Sometimes, according
to prevailing situation, resources of other governments, such
as Vietnam, Philippines and Mainland China, would also be
tasked to render assistance.