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
Communications Best Practices - Since the owner and USCG require essentially the same information after and incident has occurred the following practices are recommended to reduce the communications demands on the vessel and permit the master to focus on the emergency:
Getting to Grips with the Human Factor - The UK Club identified in its first Analysis of Major Claims in 1990 that ‘human error’ accounted for 58% of all its claims over US$100,000.
Guidance for "Good Samaritan" vessel assisting in maritime search and rescue
Guidance for "Good Samaritan" vessel assisting in maritime search and rescue - Alaska
Maritime Mass Rescue Planning - A Quick Reference Guide
Mass Rescue Landing Site - Shore Side Job Aid for agencies
Mass Rescue Landing Site - Landing Site Checklist
Mass Rescue Plan Example - Joint USCG Maritime/Community Plan, Kodiak AK. Includes ICS-201 example.
Mass Rescue Reception Center Job Aid - Shore Side Job Aid to Receive Survivors
Multi-Agency Quick Start Guide for Passenger Vessel Emergencies
Multi-Agency Quick Start Guide for Passenger Vessel Emergencies - Alaska
Unified Command Recommended Response Priorities, Objectives and Tasks
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.