Search and Rescue Service
“Search and rescue service”. The performance of distress monitoring, communication, co-ordination and search and rescue functions, including provision of medical advice, initial medical assistance, or medical evacuation, through the use of public and private resources including co-operating aircraft, vessels and other craft and installations.
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