The International Maritime Organization has issued the circular updating the List of documents and publications which should be held by a maritime or joint rescue coordination centre.
This circular has been issued on November 28th, 2022.
The Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), at its ninth session (21 to 30 June 2022), taking into account the recent developments, updated the List of documents and publications which should be held by a maritime or joint rescue coordination centre (SAR.7/Circ.14), as set out in the annex.
Member States are invited to bring the annexed list to the attention of maritime and/or joint rescue coordination centres (MRCCs and/or JRCCs) personnel.
This circular revokes SAR.7/Circ.14.
Annex: List of documents and publications which should be held by a maritime or joint rescue coordination centre
This list is published following the instructions of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), and provides maritime and joint rescue coordination centres (MRCCs and JRCCs), solely for their operational purposes, with a minimum list of documents and publications which are essential for such centres to have in their possession or to have rapid and reliable access to a digital version.
Thus, documents concerning the World-Wide Navigational Warning Service are only mentioned to the extent that access to the system is essential in the context of some SAR operations.
National authorities responsible for SAR may, of course, add to this list to improve centres' documentation.
Governments may replace the documents and publications listed below by national equivalent documents and publications. It is also for them to decide, depending on the degree of autonomy of maritime or joint rescue sub-centres, whether some documents on the list need not be provided to them.
RELEVANT DOCUMENT (AVAILABLE ONLY TO SUBSCRIBERS):
List of Documents and Publications Which Should Be Held by a Maritime or Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
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