The Aeronautical Search and Rescue service in the Accra FIR is a State function provided by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).The Aeronautical Search and Rescue unit has established a Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) adjacent to the Area Control Centre. The Search and Rescue service is provided in accordance with the provisions of Annex 12 (Search and Rescue), aeronautical and maritime search and rescue manual (IAMSAR) Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (DOC9731) the regional supplementary procedures (Doc7030) the Ghana Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Emergency Preparedness Plan and Precedures and the Search and Rescue Manual.
SERVICE / UNIT NAME
Aeronautical Search and Rescue service / Accra Rescue Coordination Centre
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
Private Mail Bag
Kotoka International Airport
233 30 2773283
233 20 2224073
FAX Number: 233 30 2769401
Ghana's COSPAS-SAR SAT International Beacon Registration Database (IBRD)
Please Contact the Search and Rescue section of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for more details.
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
Refer to the SAR Manual
SAR agreements have been signed with the Republic of Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin.
The SAR service is provided to all Flights within the Accra FIR irrespective of the location, nationality or circumstances.