Title Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Migrants and Refugees
Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author International Maritime Organization (IMO); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Publication Date September 2006
Topics Refugee law | Rescue at sea / Interception at sea | Stowaways
Other Languages / Attachments Arabic | Bulgarian | French | Greek | Italian | Spanish
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Migrants and Refugees, September 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/45b8d1e54.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
Comments This leaflet has been prepared jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is intended for masters, ship owners, government authorities, insurance companies, and other interested parties involved in rescue at sea situations. It provides guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practical procedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers.