The Place and Role of the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Search and Rescue Operations

The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual, hereafter the IAMSAR Manual, published by the IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is for maritime SAR based on the Hamburg Convention and for aviation on the Chicago Convention. The IAMSAR Manual contains practical guidelines for the organisation of maritime and aeronautical SAR, mission coordination, operations of search and rescue units (SRUs) and provision of SAR-related training. RCC (rescue coordination center) - a unit responsible for promoting the efficient organization of search and rescue operations within a search and rescue region. Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) means a designated coordination centre that acts as the national Search and Rescue Region's coordination centre and the international point of contact for search and rescue (SAR) services and that takes care of the continuous maintenance of coordination and communication preparedness and coordinates SAR operations within its Search and Rescue Sub-Region (SRS). Definition of terms - Search: An operation, normally coordinated by a RCC or RSC, using available personnel and facilities to locate persons in distress; Rescue: An operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety. Work should contribute to the establishment of thinking for RCC in the Republic of Serbia due to the growing need of interventions in the prevention and elimination of consequences of natural disasters and better organization of search and rescue using the standards prescribed in the the world.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 726-735
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01603914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2016 9:30PM