As such, the Maritime Operations Centre has a significant responsibility in its provision of services to the maritime industry.
Manned 24/7, the MOC provides meteorological information, navigational warnings and ionospheric predictions. But it also acts as the first point of call for emergency communication received via internationally designated call and reply distress frequencies.
Monitoring both HF and VHF bands in a SOLAS capacity, the MOC relays information to Search and Rescue authorities. Its priority is to ensure accuracy in communication, and speed of response.