Jointly published by IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the three-volume International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR) provides guidelines for a common aviation and maritime approach to organizing and providing search and rescue (SAR) services. Each volume can be used as a stand-alone document or, in conjunction with the other two volumes, as a means to attain a full view of the SAR system. The three volumes (sold separately) of this edition of the IAMSAR Manual came into force on 1 July 2016.
IAMSAR Manual, Volume III – Action Cards (2016 Edition)
Contained in a handy waterproof wallet, the IAMSAR Volume III Action Cards can be removed individually for ease of reference in case of an emergency at sea.
- Basic communications plan structure
- On-scene coordination
- Recovery of people in the water
- Man overboard (MOB)
- MEDEVAC by helicopter
- MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation
These cards assist personnel who plan and coordinate SAR operations and exercises and can also serve as useful aids for training purposes.