The Coast Guard accepted the final tower in the Rescue 21 system Oct. 10, 2017 completing a more than 20-year design and installation process that improved search and rescue communications infrastructure throughout the U.S. and its territories.
The Coast Guard conditionally accepted and began operating the completed Rescue 21 system in the Western Rivers region in June 2017. The Western Rivers System provides coverage for parts of the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers and their major tributaries.
The Coast Guard conditionally accepted and began operating the Rescue 21 system in the Upper Mississippi sector, which covers portions of the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri and St. Croix rivers and extends across seven states, May 2, 2017.
Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute its search and rescue missions with greater agility and efficiency.
Rescue 21: In the News
Oct. 31, 2017 - Coast Guard completes Rescue 21 system
June 8, 2017 - Acquisition update: Coast Guard completes Western Rivers Rescue 21 system
May 26, 2017 - Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts Rescue 21 system in Upper Mississippi River
Aug. 13, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Begins Final Stage Of Rescue 21 Installations With Contract Awards
Feb. 12, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Activates Final Rescue 21 Coastal Tower
Feb. 09, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Rescue 21 Western Rivers Lab Installed At C3CEN
Feb. 04, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Rescue 21 Logs 75,000th Search And Rescue Case
Jan. 23, 2015 - RDC Completes Second Leg Of Cellular Trials At Sea
Jan. 22, 2015 - U.S. Achieves Highest Coverage Standard With Rescue 21 System