IAMSAR Manual Vol I, Vol II, & Vol III 2019

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IAMSAR Manual: Volume I, 2019 Edition

The Organization and Management volume discusses the global SAR system concept, establishment and improvement of national and regional SAR systems and cooperation with neighboring States to provide effective and economical SAR services. The 2019 edition incorporates amendments adopted by ICAO and approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. The 2018 amendments enter into force on 1 July 2019.

IAMSAR Manual: Volume II, 2019 Edition

The Mission Coordination volume assists personnel who plan and coordinate SAR operations and exercises. The 2019 edition incorporates amendments adopted by ICAO and approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. The 2018 amendments enter into force on 1 July 2019.


IAMSAR Manual Vol. III: Mobile Facilities
by IMO - International Maritime Organization

Mobile Facilities (Volume III) is required to be carried aboard rescue units, aircraft, and all vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue, or on-scene co-ordinator function and with aspects of Search-And-Rescue that pertain to their own emergencies. Jointly published by IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the three-volume IAMSAR Manual 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. It also includes Action Cards on: Basic communications plan structure; On-scene coordination; Recovery of people in the water; Man overboard; MEDEVAC by helicopter; and MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation. The 2019 edition incorporates amendments adopted by ICAO and approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. The 2018 amendments enter into force on 1 July 2019.