Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search and rescue, including the use of search and rescue dogs; urban search and rescue in cities; combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water. 

These services are performed through a cooperative effort involving government agencies, voluntary organizations and private enterprises. 

The SAR RCC (Rescue Coordination Centre) should have state-of-the-art electronic equip-ment, including access to VTMS (if present), CRS (Maritime Communication), up-to-date in-formation retrieval through internet and other sources, updated maps and charts, and ac-cess to existing resources present in their Search and Rescue Areas.


  • Distress alert Devices 
  • AIS 
  • Charts 
  • Weather info 
  • Almanac/Hydrographic info 
  • Operators 
  • Communication 
  • Internet connection 
  • Resources 
  • Other sources 
  • Procedures 
  • Response plans 
  • Search models 
  • Rescue models etc 
  • SAR Checklists 
  • SAR Routines 
  • Recourses info 
  • Personnel info 
  • Supporting personnel info 
  • Resource MoU’s and other MoU’s 
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