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A person who coordinates the involvement of multiple aircraft in SAR operations.

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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

SAR

Search and Rescue/International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979

Safety NET

INMARSAT service for promulgating MSI to ships on the high seas, it includes shore-to-ship relays of distress alerts and communications for SAR coordination

SAR

Search and rescue

NAVTEX

Telegraphy system for broadcasting marine weather forecasts, navigational warnings, SAR alerts and other warnings and urgent information to ships in coastal waters (up to 400 nautical miles) under the WWNWS

ACO

Aircraft coordinator - a person who coordinates the involvement of multiple aircraft in SAR operations.

A.C.O.

Aircraft coordinator - a person who coordinates the involvement of multiple aircraft in SAR operations.

AWARENESS STAGE

A period during which the SAR system becomes aware of an actual or potential incident.

CONCLUSION STAGE

A period during a SAR incident when SAR facilities return to their regular location and prepare for another mission.

COORDINATION

The bringing together of organisations and elements to ensure effective search and rescue response. One SAR authority must always have Overall coordination responsibility and other organisations are to cooperate with this agency to produce the best response possible within available resources.

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