“Rescue”. An operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs, and deliver them to a place of safety.
Source: IMO Resolution MSC.70(69), adoption of amendments to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1979, 18 May 1998, International Maritime Organization. Legislation
Process by which those who have entered the sea directly or in survival craft/liferafts are retrieved to a place where medical assistance is available.
Source: ISO 15544:2000, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Offshore production installations – Requirements and guidelines for emergency. Global Standards