Mediterranean Rescue Services Need Your Support. Can You Help?

The IMRF have been approached by a number of rescue services in the Mediterranean, who are struggling to keep up with the replacement of equipment being used to rescue the flood of migrants into their waters.

To help coordinate this, we are relaunching the Members Assisting Members Website to help identify need and connect those who can help.

SAR Matters - The Ongoing Crisis of Migrant SAR

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This column provides a forum for LIFE LINE readers worldwide to contribute to debate on any SAR issue. Have a look at previous discussions in our Newsletter Archive: every LIFE LINE since 2010 is available there for free download. You can join in the debate by emailing . It’s good to talk!

In this edition we return to the ongoing crisis of migrant SAR.

The rescue of migrants and asylum-seekers at sea in unseaworthy vessels and dangerous conditions has become perhaps the greatest SAR challenge of our time.

Join Us!

As noted in our report on the recent IMRF Quadrennial General Meeting, we are now able to offer a new class of IMRF membership, that of ‘Individual Supporter’.

The IMRF has always been based on membership by organisations. But now anyone wanting to support global maritime search and rescue development, or the promotion of water safety, can join in.

World Maritime Rescue Congress (Minutes & Report)

The IMRF’s third World Maritime Rescue Congress was held in Bremerhaven, Germany, 1-3 June, hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger – the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS). The Congress coincided with the celebration of the DGzRS’ 150th Anniversary, and with the IMRF’s Quadrennial General Meeting.

IMRF Asia-Pacific Regional Center Asking for Promotional Partner

On July 17, 2015, IMRF Asia Pacific Regional Center (APRC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Dusseldorf exhibition (China) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai which was the international concrete activity for APRC to strengthen cooperation with member of IMRF to communicate.

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