Norwegian rescue services are carried out through cooperation between government agencies, voluntary organisations and private companies who have resources appropriate for rescue services.


The Joint Rescue Coordination Centres have the overall operational responsibility during search and rescue operations. The operations are coordinated either directly from one of two Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCC) which are situated in Bodø and in Sola near Stavanger, or through one of 13 rescue sub centres.

The border between the counties Trøndelag and Nordland, at 65 degrees north, also marks the border between JRCC Bodø and JRCC Stavanger.

Notification of an accident is given to the JRRC or to the nearest police authority on the emergency telephone number 112. Notification of a missing person is given to the police.

SAR co-operation plan

A SAR co-operation plan must be developed by the ship, ship-owner and the SAR (search and rescue) services in accordance with the guidelines of the International Maritime Organization IMO (MSC / Circ. 1079 / Rev. 1 with appendices). The aim of SAR co-operation planning is to enhance mutual understanding between a ship, the ship-owner and SAR services so that in the event of an emergency, all three parties will be able to work together efficiently. The information included in the plan must be readily available and up to date.

Download the plan:
SAR Cooperation Plan (JRCC Stavanger & JRCC Bodø, 2022)



Open 24 hours for alarms, enquiries regarding operations and media enquiries.
Administration is open from 08.00-15.30.


CEO: 92 67 11 87

Mail address:
Postbox 1016
8001 Bodø