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Southern Ocean search and rescue: platforms and procedures

Jabour, J ORCID: 0000-0003-0185-8415 2017 , 'Southern Ocean search and rescue: platforms and procedures', in K Dodds and AD Hemmings and P Roberts (eds.), Handbook on the politics of Antarctica , Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK, pp. 392-407.

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Abstract

Rescue of persons in distress at sea is both a maritime tradition and a legal obligationderived from a number of specific international law conventions including the UnitedNations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the International Conventionfor Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention on Maritime Searchand Rescue (SAR Convention). The last prescribes a formal process for state collaborationand response to SAR emergencies to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies. Theworld is divided into SAR regions and states are obliged to cooperate in coordinatingresponses in their area of responsibility, and in helping in other regions when appropriate.This generally works well and it is not normally politicized.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Jabour, J
Keywords: search and rescue, Antarctica, Polar Code
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
DOI / ID Number: 10.4337/9781784717681
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Copyright 2017 Klaus Dodds, Alan D. Hemmings and Peder Roberts

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