Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989) provides: “Parties to the conflict shall, after each engagement and without delay, take all possible measures to search for and collect the wounded and sick on the field of battle.”
The manual contains similar provisions with respect to the shipwrecked.
The manual further provides: “Whenever circumstances permit, an armistice or cease-fire should be arranged to enable the wounded and sick to be located and removed to safety and medical care.”