IMRF WMRC key note speaker, director Brig. Ret'd. Martin Xuereb of MOAS – the Migrant Offshore Aid Station charity – has put out a call for 'Great chefs to brave the Mediterranean waters in exchange for an extraordinary life-saving adventure.'
The chefs chosen will form part of an international team of 20 crew members working on board a 40-metre vessel, the Phoenix.
The DGzRS has friends in high places, but probably none higher than the International Space Station circling 400 kilometers above the earth.
European Space Agency Astronaut, Alexander Gerst, has sent a message of greeting and support comparing the preparation needed to rescue people at sea with the work he is doing, both requiring training and preparation to work in extreme situations.
London, Monday, 30 March 2015. Subject-matter experts, managers, coordinators, crews and other professionals from the maritime search and rescue (SAR) community will be discussing issues ranging from migrants and social media to satellite navigation systems and organisational development at the International Maritime Rescue Federation's World Maritime Rescue Conference in Germany in June.
The event, to be held in Bremerhaven from 1 to 4 June 2015, will be hosted by the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS), and is a must for maritime organisations involved, or likely to become involved, in SAR on the world's waters.
Each year the International Maritime Organization makes awards for bravery at sea. The awards are conferred on individuals or groups who risk their own lives to perform acts of exceptional bravery in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.
The World Maritime Rescue Congress in Bremerhaven in June is shaping up to be one of the biggest IMRF Congress yet.
With over 60 presenters and 16 workshops over 3 days we are covering everything from Funding and Fundraising for SAR to the expanding use of drones and the challenging topic of rescuing migrants. SAR Training and developing trends in communications feature along with Mass Rescue Operations and a workshop that looks at organisational change from those who have done it.