Safety of Life at Sea (SAR)

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Over the course of the next few months, the content of this site will expand rapidly.

Among the topics we aim to cover, are the governance structures of EU maritime law, inland waterway transport, rules applying to seafarers, trade regulations, security issues, port regulations and competion law.

The 1979 SAR Convention establishes an international system covering research and rescue operations. More information about the convention can be found at the IMO website.

International law

SAR: International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue of 1979. Full text

EU ratification

Council Recommendation 78/584/EEC of 26.6.1978 on the ratification of Conventions on safety in shipping
OJ L 194, 19.7.1978, p. 17. Full text (PDF format)

Council Recommendation 83/419/EEC of 25.7.1983 on the ratification of or accession to the 1979 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR). Full text (PDF format)

EMSA

Click here to visit the EMSA web site on maritime security issues.

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