Title Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Refugees and Migrants
Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author International Maritime Organization (IMO); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Publication Date January 2015
Topics Refugee / Asylum law | Refugee seamen | Rescue at sea / Interception at sea | Stowaways
Other Languages / Attachments Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish | Turkish
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Refugees and Migrants, January 2015, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/54b365554.html [accessed 25 May 2017]
Comments This leaflet has been prepared jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). 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. Updates the 2006 version.