IMO Documents Categories IMO Guidance List IMO Conventions SAR Administration SAR Operations Medical Communications - Systems Communications - Procedures Maritime Safety Information Other Information Model Courses IMO Meeting Reports & Various Shop Resources IMO Documents SAR Operations Guidance Available for Purchase A revised edition of the IAMSAR Manual is published every three years: the next edition will become available in mid-2022. IMO Resolutions MSC.167(78) - Guidelines on the Treatment of Persons Rescued at Sea MSC.346(91): Application of SOLAS Regulation III/17-1 to Ships to Which SOLAS Chapter III Does not ApplySee Circular MSC.1/Circ.1447 A.919(22) - Acceptance and Implementation of the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979, as Amended A.920(22) - Review of Safety Measures and Procedures for the Treatment of Persons Rescued at Sea A.949(23) - Guidelines on Places of Refuge for Ships in Need of Assistance A.1093(29) - Special recognition for merchant vessels involved in the rescue of mixed migrants at sea IMO Circulars COMSAR/Circ.22 - Guidance on Data Fields for SAR Databases COMSAR/Circ.23 - Guidance for Central Alerting Posts (CAPs) COMSAR/Circ.31 - Guidance for Mass Rescue Operations MSC/Circ.1073 - Directives for Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) on Acts of Violence Against Ships MSC/Circ.1079 - Guidelines for Preparing Plans for Co-operation Between SAR Services and Passenger Ships - Revision 1 MSC.1/Circ.1182 - Guide to Recovery Techniques - Revision 1See also Resolution MSC.346(91), Circular MSC.1/Circ.1447, and the Pocket Guide of Recovery Techniques MSC.1/Circ.1183 - Guidelines on the Provision of External Support as an Aid to Incident Containment for SAR Authorities and Others Concerned MSC.1/Circ.1186 - Guidelines on the Training of SAR Service Personnel Working in Major Incidents MSC.1/Circ.1338 - Guidance to SAR Services in Relation to Requesting and Receiving Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Information - Revision 1 MSC.1/Circ.1447 - Guidelines for the Development of Plans and Procedures for Recovery of Persons from the Water MSC.5-Circ.13-Rev.3 - Information on Maritime Assistance Services (MAS) (Secretariat)Note that this Circular is updated fairly frequently. It is to be replaced by a new ‘Maritime Assistance Services’ module to be added to GISIS. IMODOCS IMO Publishing has thousands of useful documents in their IMODOCS Library. We only show the most popular documents here in our iMO Documents pages. But if you need more, please visit the IMODOCS Library. If you don't have an account yet, please make sure you register as a "user". IMO Publishing will send you the login credentials (please make sure you check your junk folder as well, in case the e-mail lands in there).