New editions of the three volumes of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual have just been published jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in English, French and Spanish. They include all amendments that were adopted between 2001 and 2007 by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and ICAO.
Volume I Organization and Management discusses the global search and rescue (SAR) system concept, establishment and improvement of national and regional SAR systems, and co-operation with neighbouring States to provide effective and economical SAR services.
Volume II Mission Co-ordination assists personnel who plan and coordinate SAR operations and exercises.
Volume III Mobile Facilities is intended to be carried aboard rescue units, aircraft, and 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. According to SOLAS, Chapter V, Regulation 21, all ships must carry an up-to-date copy of Volume III.
All three volumes are available from authorized distributors of IMO publications (http://www.imo.org/Publications/mainframe.asp?topic_id=429) and via IMO's Online Bookshop. For further information, please consult the IMO website at www.imo.org.
Volume I: 108 pp A4, product code: IF960E, price £20, ISBN: 978-92-801-1488-1.
Volume II: 432 pp A4, product code: IC961E, price £45, ISBN: 978-92-801-1489-8.
Volume III: 182 pp A5, product code: IF962E, price £35, ISBN: 978-92-801-1490-4.
Volume I: 124 pp A4, product code: IF960F, price £20, ISBN: 978-92-801-2408-8.
Volume II: 478 pp A4, product code: IC961F, price £45, ISBN: 978-92-801-2409-5.
Volume III: 198 pp A5, product code: IF962F, price £35, ISBN: 978-92-801-2414-9.
Volume I: 128 pp A4, product code: IF960S, price £20, ISBN: 978-92-801-0184-3.
Volume II: 476 pp A4, product code: IC961S, price £45, ISBN: 978-92-801-0185-0.
Volume III: 202 pp A5, product code: IF962S, price £35, ISBN: 978-92-801-0186-7.
A CD including all three volumes in the three languages will be available by July 2008, product code: DF960M, price £100, ISBN: 978-92-801-7026-9.
Customers wishing to be informed about the availability of new IMO titles can register online at: http://www.imo.org/Publications/mainframe.asp?topic_id=517