The GREENPOS reports shall be sent to Island Commander Greenland/MRCC
Groennedal and shall be drafted in accordance with the format shown in Annex 1,
The COASTAL CONTROL reports shall be sent to the relevant coast radio station and
shall be drafted in accordance with the format shown in Annex 1, Appendix 2.
The information requested from ships is derived from the Standard Reporting Format
shown in resolution A.851(20).
The report required from a ship participating in the two reporting systems contains only
information which is essential to achieve the objectives of the systems, i.e.:
3.3 Position for submitting reports3.3.1
- the ship.s name, call sign and position are needed for establishing the identity of
the ship and its initial position (letters A, B, C or D);
- the ship.s course and speed, destination, intended voyage and information about
deficiencies and weather and ice conditions are important in order to maintain
track of the ship so as to be able to implement search and rescue measures if a
report from a ship fails to appear and to be able to service the safe navigation of
the ship in the areas where weather and ice conditions can be extremely severe
(letters E, F, I, L, Q and S);
- the number of persons on board and other relevant information are important in
relation to the allocation of resources in a search and rescue operation (letter X).
In the GREENPOS-system, cf. the provisions of Annex 1, Appendix 1, ships shall submit
their reports when within the Continental Shelf or Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast
In the COASTAL CONTROL system, cf. the provisions of Annex 1, Appendix 2, ships
shall submit their reports when on voyage between Greenland ports and places of call.
Ships coming from an Atlantic voyage may remain in the GREENPOS-system while on
voyage between Greenland ports and Greenland places of call, when agreed upon by
Island Commander Greenland.
Island Commander Greenland/MRCC Groennedal is the responsible authority for the
radio reporting systems and for initiating and carrying out maritime search and rescue
operations in Greenland waters outside local areas. In local areas the police is the
3.5 Services offered3.5.1
If a report from a ship participating in the GREENPOS system fails to appear, and it is
not possible to establish communication with the ship, or an emergency is reported,
MRCC Groennedal is responsible for initiating a search for the ship in accordance with
the rules laid down for the search and rescue service, including the involvement of other
participating ships known to be in that particular area.
If a report fails to appear from a ship participating in the COASTAL CONTROL system,
and it is not possible for the coast radio station to establish communication with the ship,
or an emergency is reported, the police of the port of destination shall be informed. It is
then the responsibility of the police to initiate a search in accordance with the rules laid
down for the search and rescue service, including the involvement of other participating
ships known to be in that particular area.