An emergency situation occurred in the morning of 01 March 2013 aboard the bulk carrier Angel, Malta flag, Turkish crew, getting loaded at anchorage down to maximum draft in the neutral sea 20 nm off Ilyichevsk. In the course of mooring operations a deck rating Akcay Hamdi, born in 1968, got his right arm severely damaged.
Information Support Centre within Ministry of Infrastructure was opened by the State Enterprise “Marine Search and Rescue Service”. Opening of the new division was held on February 4, 2013.
Centre was established with the purpose of prompt informational backing for the national maritime SAR system functioning, as well as improvement of central power bodies and other authorities interaction concerned with the organisation and fulfilment of SAR operations.