Page updated: 30 November 2020
Different SAR organisations have different requirements. If you're contributing to a SAR operation, you need to consider your SAR organisation’s requirements and the requirements of the operation.
If the subject of the SAROP is a foreign national, then establish a process for informing MFAT or the Embassy. MFAT must be advised if the missing person is a diplomat, government hosted VIP, guest of government, or foreign official.
Your SAR organisation will have specific requirements for:
During the SAR operation, your SAR organisation’s communication process is secondary to the communication process for the SAR operation.
You can use your SAR organisation’s processes to communicate with your organisation. However, you must ensure this does not have a negative effect on the SAR operation.
If you're asked to do something that does not align with your organisation’s legal or safety requirements, you must:
Examples of this kind of situation are requests to: