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search and rescue

[′sərch ən ′res‚kyü]
(engineering)
The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea.

search and rescue (SAR)

The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, and specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea. This type of operation when carried out in the face of the enemy is called combat search and rescue.
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The first big shift in Coast Guard policy and dollars, from search-and-rescue to search-and-bust, came in the early 1980s, when the Reagan administration implemented a draconian "Zero Tolerance" program aimed at interdicting ocean-going drug runners.
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