Hellenic Rescuers Benefit from Dacon Donation

Dacon, the company that supplies products for rescue from the water, has donated equipment via the IMRF’s Members Assisting Members forum to help search & rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

The organisation held internal discussions about what they could do after reading about the heroism of the local rescue organisations and the Hellenic Rescue Team immediately responded.

Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme Fully Mobile Enabled

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that its Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme online platform is now fully mobile enabled for all smart phones, tablets and mobile devices.

This facility is a requirement for keeping pace with technological advances and online use for ensuring that the Programme can be easily accessible from mobile devices. This will allow a greater ability for immediate reporting of missing seafarers and fishermen globally.

Lifeboat Crews from 13 Countries Learn from Exchange Experience Established by the IMRF

London, Monday, 19th October 2015. The fourth European lifeboat crew exchange attracted members from 13 countries – two more than last year – who shared experience on how to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe’s waters.

Set up by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and organised by the Search and Rescue (SAR) organisation KNRM from the Netherlands, the programme has a number of important objectives.

The first is to exchange practical experience and best practice between European Maritime Emergency Search and Rescue (MESR) organisations to support improvements in quality of practices.

To Save More Lives - The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue Is Increasing Their Support to Greece

The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (RS) is enhancing the cooperation with its sister organisation in Greece, the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT).

This Tuesday, 14th October 2015, the HRT branch on the Island of Kos delivered the first of two boats, that will make the Greek volunteers able to participate in operative sea rescue with the Greek Coast Guard.

Many Greek islands are experiencing a huge influx of refugees, and only on Kos there are several hundred refugees arriving every day.

IMRF SAR Partners McMurdo Leading the Way in Europe

European Commission Chooses McMurdo to Lead Development of Next-Generation Search and Rescue Beacons.

McMurdo the global leaders in emergency readiness and response have been selected to oversee delivery of innovative life-saving solutions as part of 3-year €3.5M Horizon 2020 HELIOS project

Sophia Antipolis, France, 12th October 2015 – McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and a division of Orolia (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO), has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to lead the development of next-generation search and rescue distress beacons under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program’s HELIOS project.

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