International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) & McMurdo Partnership Announced

London, Wednesday, 27 May 2015. The IMRF, the charity supporting maritime SAR service globally, and McMurdo the world leaders in search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, today announced a partnership aiming at several key search and rescue (SAR) initiatives to be launched at next week's World Maritime Rescue Congress in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Vessel TRIAGE - New System for the Distress Vessel's Risk Assessment

The International Maritime Rescue Federation has been one of the partners supporting the Finnish Boarder Guard and Finnish Safety Agency's Vessel Triage Project.

This week CEO Bruce Reid had the privilege to attend the launch of the completed project, The Vessel Triage System in Helsinki and noted that "The Vessel Triage System will be a valuable addition to the Mass rescue Operations resources available".

Royal Life Saving Society Uganda Presents Water Safety in the Second "Reach a Hand Uganda"

- Annual Youth Camp Attended by Youth From Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda & Burundi

Date: 27th April - 2nd May 2015

The Annual Youth Health Camp involved 625 young people from all over Uganda, some delegates from Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, at Hana Mixed School for a week long residential camp, with a lot of education and fun.

Migrant Distress Key Session at World Maritime Rescue Congress

London, Tuesday, 5th May 2015. Migrant rescue will be one of a range of important issues to be discussed at the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)'s World Maritime Rescue Congress to be held from June 1-4 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Hosted by the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS), the event will include a presentation from Martin Xuereb, Director of MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) on the challenges of rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.

Search and Rescue - What is Happening - Action, Not Words

Photo courtesy Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

This weekend SAR services and vessels travelling through the waters of the Mediterranean will brace themselves for the possibility of thousands of people on over-loaded boats trying to escape across the water, calling for help as they founder, deserted by the traffickers who took their money and sent them out, hoping someone will come to their aid.

And come to their aid they will because that's what seafarers do.

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