IntSAR is not a military force. We are a multi-governmental disaster response and relief agency upon member nation signatures. Due to the severity of the circumstances under which IntSAR operates, the service is structured and personnel are trained to operate to military standards to enable inter-operability alongside member nation’s military forces in disaster response
Maritime Security Issues
Due to the extensive and costly effects of Piracy in certain regions of the world, IntSAR fleets will be defended by our own counter-piracy vessels. Further, en-route from home port to disaster zones IntSAR Fleets will deploy minesweepers at any time the route takes the fleet through areas of recent conflict as a protective measure.