The Mass Rescue Operations Guidance E-book is derived from the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s mass rescue operations project. Fourth Edition: June 2019. The book is easy to use and comes in pdf format.
The reader of this book on mass rescue operations might begin by asking what relevance it may have for him or her. That is a legitimate question. MROs are ‘low-probability / high-consequence’ events. Yes: they are immensely serious and very complicated – but are you ever likely to be involved in one? No: it’s not very likely. So why focus on something that’s unlikely to happen? Isn’t that a waste of time?
No. One thing that is very clear from experience is that if you have focussed on the possibilities beforehand, and prepared as best you can, your response will be significantly improved. Which means that you will probably save more lives. It’s as simple as that. .....
The changes in the 4th Edition MRO Guidance are:
- 30 Chapters revised and based on the 2019 edition of IAMSAR
- various editorials, including the addition of cross-references to the new chapters.