Guidance for "Good Samaritan" - Vessels Assisting in Maritime Search and Rescue
Type of Document: Reference Document, Procedure
What is a Good Samaritan Vessel?
A private vessel that renders voluntary aid without compensation to a person or vessel who is injured or in danger. Good Samaritans are expected to exercise reasonable care to avoid negligent conduct that worsens the position of the victims and to avoid reckless and wanton conduct in performing the rescue.