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Underneath the Radar: Emergency search and rescue insurance for East Antarctic tourism


Jabour, JA, Underneath the Radar: Emergency search and rescue insurance for East Antarctic tourism, Tourism in Marine Environments: an interdisciplinary journal, 4, (2-3) pp. 203-220. ISSN 1544-273X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3727/154427307784772066


Operators of tourism activities in the Antarctic will soon be legally required to hold adequate insurance for emergency search and rescue. This may push some operators underground because they cannot afford to pay. The intent of the new law is to encourage compliance with tourism best practice and self-sufficiency. In the East Antarctic, maritime search and rescue is problematic due to limitations on the response capability. When Australia and New Zealand implement this law they may make provision for cost recovery, otherwise the insurance requirement is meaningless. However, cost recovery overlaps with obligations they have under the SAR Convention to provide emergency search and rescue as a maritime community service, foregoing cost recovery.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctica; Tourism; Search and rescue; Insurance
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jabour, JA (Dr Julia Jabour)
ID Code:43442
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-03-01
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