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Southern Ocean search and rescue: platforms and procedures


Jabour, J, Southern Ocean search and rescue: platforms and procedures, Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., K Dodds, AD Hemmings, P Roberts (ed), Cheltenham, UK, pp. 392-407. ISBN 9781784717674 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 Klaus Dodds, Alan D. Hemmings and Peder Roberts

DOI: doi:10.4337/9781784717681


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

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:search and rescue, Antarctica, Polar Code
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International criminal law
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jabour, J (Dr Julia Jabour)
ID Code:115417
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-03-23
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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