SASAR Management Committe

The purpose of the Management Committee shall be to advise the Executive Committee on any matter that may have policy and financial implications.
 
The goals and objectives of the Management Committee shall be:
  • To assess emerging technologies and other environmental changes and advise the Executive Committee accordingly. 
  • To advise the Executive Committee on specialist issues, appropriateness and necessity for developed SAR plans, legislation, policies, rules, treaties or agreements. 
  • To ensure a seamless administration of the SAR Programme. 
  • To ensure that the limited search and rescue resources are used in the most economic, efficient and effective way. 
  • To ensure that SAR operations are conducted in accordance with laid down standards and recommended practices as reflected in the SASAR Manual and as considered the norm in terms of International Conventions. 
  • To take decisions on operational and administrative issues that may not impact negatively on search and rescue policy, and does not necessarily need the approval of the Executive Committee. 
The Management Committee is composed of the following: 
  • Head of Secretariat; 
  • Head of Aeronautical SAR Operations; 
  • Head of Maritime SAR Operations; 
  • Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Chief;
  • Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre Chief; and 
  • The Secretariat. 

The Head of Secretariat preside over the Management Committee meetings held twice per annum.

Maritime Subcommittee

The Maritime Sub-committee is responsible for managing the effective provision of a search and rescue service in the sea area of the South African Search and Rescue Region, chaired by the Head of Maritime SAR Operations.

Aeronautical Subcommittee

The Aeronautical Sub-committee is responsible for managing the efficient and effective provision of a search and rescue service in the aeronautical area of the South African area of responsibility, chaired by the Head of Aeronautical SAR Operations. 

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