National Sea Rescue Institute.

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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.

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.

RCC

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

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

RCC

Rescue Co-ordination Centre a unit responsible for promoting the efficient organization of SAR services and for co-ordinating the conduct of SAR operations within a SAR region

CSS

Co-ordinator surface search: A vessel, other than a rescue unit, designated to co-ordinate surface search and rescue operation within a specified area

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