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Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) launched by India and Sri Lanka

Published on June 24, 2024
Current Context: India and Sri Lanka have indeed taken a significant step in enhancing their maritime security cooperation. On 20th June 2024, inaugurated a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), which reflects their deepening ties in this area.
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) launched by India and Sri Lanka
  • Here are the key details:
    • The MRCC was established through a $6 million grant from India and comprises two main centers:
      • The main center is located at the Sri Lanka Navy headquarters in Colombo.
      • The sub-center is situated in Hambantota.
  • Additionally, there are seven unmanned installations at strategic locations along Sri Lanka’s coastline: Galle, Arugambay, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Kallarawa, Point Pedro, and Mollikulam
  • The MRCC serves as the nerve center for search and rescue operations at sea.
  • Sri Lankan Navy teams have been trained to operate the MRCC by state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Bengaluru and Colombo.

Question:

1 Where is the main center of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) located?

  • A) New Delhi
  • B) Galle
  • C) Hambantota
  • D) Colombo
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