Applicability: All shipowners, operators and managers

Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual will come into effect on 1 July, 2016.

The amendments are detailed In the IMO MSC Circular MSC.1/Circ.1513* and include a new chapter on Multiple Aircraft SAR Operations and significant updates to volume III of the Manual. They will also be included in the 2016 edition of the Manual.

SOLAS regulation V/21 requires all ships to carry an up-to-date copy of IAMSAR Manual Volume III.

*This circular revokes and supersedes the amendments contained in the circulars COMSAR/Circ.23 and COMSAR.1/Circ.57.

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