Functions of SASAR

SASAR must within its means and capabilities co-ordinate its measures to:

  • Search for, assist and, where appropriate, effect a rescue operation for: 
    • A survivor of aircraft crashes or forced landings. 
    • The crew and passengers of vessels in distress. 
    • Survivors of maritime casualties within SASAR area of responsibility. 
    • Survivors of any military aircraft or vessels accidents or incidents if such aircraft or vessel is not engaged in an act of war.
  • co-ordinate the evacuation of a seriously injured or ill person from a vessel at sea where the person's condition is such that he or she must obtain medical treatment sooner than that vessel would be able to get him or her to a suitable medical facility. 

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