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.
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.)
London, Monday, 6 October 2014. Leading representatives from Search and Rescue (SAR) Organisations in Canada and trustees of the International Maritime Federation (IMRF) have met to discuss the challenges in the area, including the implications of the possible opening of the North West and North East passages to shipping.
The IMRF Trustees were hosted in Vancouver, Canada, by IMRF members, RCM-SAR with the support of the Canadian Coast Guard, Port Metro Vancouver, JRCC Victoria and Canadian National Defence.
We are pleased to announce that the IMRF has renewed the IMRF Bookshop! The IMRF is now selling books, e-books, subscriptions, DVD's and CD's, and Software on behalf of IMO Publishing and Human Kinetics.
By buying your publications through the IMRF Bookshop, you are helping to prevent loss of life in the world's waters. Every penny we make, goes into global search and rescue development.
IMRF projects help new and existing SAR organisations to train their crews, find and exchange equipment and services, and educate people in water safety.