Refugees at Sea. Large Scale SAR Operations
Type of Document: Reference Document, Procedure
In 2014, record numbers of refugees have attempted to reach Europe by sea, resulting in frequent SAR operations in the Mediterranean. The types of merchant ship involvement in SAR vary, but often involve large numbers of people (100 – 500). This document of the Norwegian Shipowners’Association aims to assist shipowners and crews in preparing for potential participation in large scale SAR operations.