RCC

Rescue co-ordination centre: Land-based authority conducting and coordinating search and rescue operations in a designated area


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IAMSAR

International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual published jointly by ICAO and IMO.
Consists of three volumes:

  • I Organization and Management
  • II Mission Co-ordination
  • III Mobile Facilities.

POLE-POLE ARRAY

An electrode array, used in lateral search or in logging, in which one current electrode and the other potential electrode are kept in proximity and traversed across the structure.

POLE-DIPOLE ARRAY

An electrode array used in a lateral search conducted during a resistivity or induced polarization survey, or in drill hole logging, in which one current electrode is placed at infinity while another current electrode and two potential electrodes in proximity are moved across the structure to be investigated.

AMVER SYSTEM

Operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Amver System is a maritime mutual-assistance program that aids coordination of search and rescue efforts by maintaining a worldwide computerized DR plot of participating vessels.

AUTOMATED MUTUAL-ASSISTANCE VESSEL RESCUE SYSTEM

Operated by the United States Coast Guard, the AMVER System is a maritime mutual assistance program that aids coordination of search and rescue efforts in the oceans of the world, by maintaining a computerized worldwide merchant vessel plot.

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACON STATION

As defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a station in the mobile service whose emissions are intended to facilitate search and rescue operations.

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACON

A small portable radio- beacon carried by vessels and aircraft which transmits radio signals which can be used by search and rescue authorities to locate a marine emergency.

SEARCH PATTERN

A pattern according to which vessels and/or aircraft may conduct a coordinated search (the IMOSAR offers seven search patterns)

MERSAR

Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual published by IMO

SART

Search and Rescue Transponder a portable radar transponder for use in survival craft, which transmits homing signals in the 9 GHz band

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