This is the official release of the IMO SAR Convention, i.e. the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, which was initially adopted more that forty years ago in the course of the international conference on this subject, held in Hamburg. The main declared objective of the convention was and still remains the improvement of the existing arrangements in this field as well as provision of the effective framework for those involved in SAR operations that normally follow the accidents occurred at sea.
Many countries of the world have developed their own plan for these emergencies; however, that was the very first time when the international procedures were adopted. The current document will provide readers with the official text of the revised edition of the Search and Rescue Convention taking into account the further amendments which followed within the Res. MSC.155(78).
The publication is a real must-have one for all people willing to be updated with the regulatory framework for the modern SAR operations and maritime shipping industry in general. The organization and co-ordination of the operations have been addressed in detail together with the operating procedures and ship reporting systems.