Sector Detroit command center accepts cutting-edge technology
Posted by PA1 Lauren Jorgensen, Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Coast Guard in Detroit came one step closer Friday to eliminating the often time-consuming and frustrating search aspect of search and rescue when leaders there unveiled new cutting-edge technology now available to search and rescue controllers in Sector Detroit’s command center.
Sector Detroit Deputy Commander, Cmdr. E.J. Marohn formally accepted the search and rescue communications system, called Rescue 21, during a ceremony at the sector Friday.
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guardsmen, local marine police officers and sheriffs, harbormasters and other industry partners crowded into Sector Detroit’s training room to listen as Congressman Clarke Hansen, Marohn, Coast Guard Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition Michael Tangora, and Vice President of Federal Systems and Cyber Solutions for General Dynamics C4 Systems Bill Ross highlighted the benefits and capabilities of the new communications system.
With increased communications coverage and advanced direction-finding capabilities, Rescue 21 allows responders to quickly locate mariners when responding to distress calls, helping to take the search out of search and rescue.