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Search and rescue (SAR) as an obligation under international law

Providing assistance to any persons found in distress at sea is a legal obligationestablished in international customary and conventional law (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea – SOLAS Convention, 1974; United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea – UNCLOS, 1979; International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue – SAR Convention, 1979).

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over.

You can find the list of  Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers Worldwide here