The IMO Maritime Safety Committee has approved at its 90th session amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.
The amendments include recent changes made to the carriage requirements for radiocommunication
equipment on board ships, and consist of major updates to Volume III of the IAMSAR Manual. All the
amendments were adopted through MSC.1/Circ.1415.
The amendments will come in force on July 1, 2013. As per SOLAS regulation V/21 all ships shall carry
an updated copy of the IAMSAR Manual Volume III in the form of a hard copy .
All owner / operators / managers shall ensure that on board is the updated version of the IAMSAR
Manual Volume III as required by SOLAS regulation V/21 before the date in force.