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Major Maritime Congress Set for 2015

London, Monday, 31 October 2014. Maritime search and rescue professionals and volunteers from all over the globe are invited to attend the International Maritime Rescue Federation's (IMRF) World Maritime Rescue Congress, to be held in Bremerhaven, Germany, in June next year.

Hosted by the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS), the event will run from 1-4 June 2015, and is a must for maritime organisations involved, or likely to become involved, in search and rescue (SAR) on the world's waters.

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IMO SAR Guidance: a New IMRF Service

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the UN body for shipping, at which the IMRF has consultative status – publishes a great deal of material on all aspects of shipping safety, security and pollution prevention.

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European Lifeboat Crews Exchange Experience at Third Programme

London, Thursday, 23 October 2014. Lifeboat Crew members from 11 countries have been involved in a European Exchange Programme designed to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe's waters.

With the aim of exchanging knowledge, sharing ideas and building relationships between the voluntary institutions, the project is now in its third year.

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Are Rescuers Necessary…?

OK: not a serious question! Of course rescuers are necessary – but what tools might they be using in the not-too-distant future?

That's the question IMRF's new Associate Member, Zycraft has posed to the SAR community. (See 'SAR Matters' in our August edition too.)

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