Aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR)

The Search and Rescue service (SAR) is performed in accordance with Decree on the provision of search and rescue services of aircraft (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 17/19), civil aviation and maritime regulations, regulations in the field of protection against natural and other disasters, and the act setting out the tasks and powers of the Police.

The conduct of Search and Rescue services (SAR) shall be compliant with international standards and recommended practices as set out in Annex 11 and Annex 12 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO), as well as associated documents and guidance.

The provision of Search and Rescue services (SAR) is divided into:

- management level, provided by the CAA, in consultation with the Interdepartmental Committee for the management of Search and Rescue Services, and

- operational level, carried out by the Police, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Slovenian Maritime Administration and Slovenia Control, Limited, as well as protection, rescue and relief forces and units and Slovenian Armed Forces, which ensure the 24/7 response (if necessary, other entities shall be involved in performing search and rescue tasks in accordance with the regulations governing the protection against natural and other disasters).

Anyone who observes the disappearance or accident of an aircraft, knows about it, or causes it to disappear or crash should immediately notify the nearest intelligence centre(112) or the Police (113).