International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual

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  • Topic: International Maritime Organization, Volume Two, Search and rescue
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  • Published : March 2, 2013
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The primary purpose of the three volumes of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual is to assist States in meeting their own search and rescue (SAR) needs, and the obligations they accepted under the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). These volumes provide guidelines for a common aviation and maritime approach to organizing and providing SAR services. States are encouraged to develop and improve their SAR services, co-operate with neighbouring States, and to consider their SAR services to be part of a global SAR system. Each IAMSAR Manual volume is written with specific SAR system duties in mind, and can be used as a stand-alone document, or, in conjunction with the other two Volumes, as a means to attain a full view of the SAR system. The Organization and Management volume (volume I) discusses the global SAR system concept, establishment and improvement of national and regional SAR systems, and co-operation with neighbouring States to provide effective and economical SAR services; The Mission Co-ordination volume (volume II) assists personnel who plan and co-ordinate SAR operations and exercises; and The Mobile Facilities volume (volume III) is intended to be carried aboard rescue units, aircraft, and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue, or on-scene co-ordinator functions, and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies. This Manual is published jointly by the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization. It has been updated from the first edition by including the amendments that were adopted by the seventy-fourth session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee in June 2001(which entered into force on1 July 2002), amendments adopted by the seventy-fifth session in May 2002 (which apply as from 1 July 2003) and amendments...
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