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SOLAS SAR Co-operation Plans


Passenger ships on international voyages must carry plans for co-operation with search and rescue (SAR) services. Copies of the plans are held by all relevant SAR services. For passenger ships which trade through many SAR regions copies are held by a SAR data provider. (SOLAS  2004, Ch. V,7.3)


International SAR Co-operation Plans Index

The International SAR Co-operation Plans Index is provided to enable users to identify the SAR data provider for each ship’s plan.  Please note that only ships which trade internationally are listed here.  The SAR Co-operation Plans Index is maintained by the United Kingdoms Maritime & Coastguard Agency, once on their webpage, select SAR Co-operations Plans link.


SAR Co-operations Plans, Power Point Presentation

Presented by Jerry McMillan at the Search & Rescue - Caribbean Interoperability 2003 Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


MSC Circ. 1079 Guidelines for Preparing SAR Plans


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Last Modified 1/12/2016