AMVER, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With Amver, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.
6-Step Process for Evacuee Accountability, Care, and Processing
Guidance for "Good Samaritan" vessel assisting in maritime search and rescue
Mass Rescue & Unified Command Recommended Response Priorities, Objectives and Tasks
Mass Rescue Multi-Agency Quick Start Guide for Passenger Vessel Emergencies
Maritime Mass Rescue Planning - A Quick Reference Guide
Mass Rescue Evacuee Accountability Guide - Managing Accountability of Recovered Persons
Mass Rescue Landing Site Checklist - Landing Site Checklist
Mass Rescue Landing Site - Shore Side Job Aid for agencies
Mass Rescue Plan Example - Community / Maritime MRO Plan
10 MRO Operational Realities - Article
Mass Rescue Reception Center Job Aid - Shore Side Job Aid to Receive Survivors
MSC Circ. 1079 Guidelines for Preparing SAR Plans
MSC COMSAR/Circular 31 - Guidance for Mass Rescue Operations
Voyage Plan - Complete the plan before voyage. Leave it with a reliable person who can be depended upon to notify the Coast Guard or other rescue organization, should you not return as scheduled. Do Not file this plan with the Coast Guard.