The International Conference on Maritime Search and Rescue, in April 1979, concerned the establishment
of an international maritime search and rescue (SAR) plan covering the needs for ship reporting systems,
SAR services and the rescue of persons in distress at sea. Included in the publication are:
−− Final Act of the Conference;
−− International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1979;
−− Resolutions adopted by the Conference.
This edition includes amendments to the International Convention on SAR which were adopted by
resolution MSC.155(78) in May 2004. These amendments came into force on 1 July 2006.