London, Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Security and safety in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea is vital to the economic welfare of the country and well managed response and co-ordination is vital during mass rescue operations.
These were the key messages from the Director General of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Admiral Maritime, Dato’ Ahmad Puzi Bin Hj Ab Kahar, and Bruce Reid, CEO of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), in their opening remarks at the 5th International Search and Rescue Conference and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, organized by Global SAR Resources Sdn. Bhd.
MOAS and the Italian Red Cross Strengthen their Partnership to Save Lives at Sea
As the humanitarian migration crisis continues to intensify to worryingly critical levels, the Italian Red Cross (CRI) and the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) have agreed to further strengthen their joint mission to save lives on the world’s most dangerous migration route, the Mediterranean Sea.
With the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC), CRI will be enhancing their contribution to the MOAS 2016 Mediterranean mission by partnering with MOAS aboard both its search and rescue vessels – Phoenix and Responder.
London, Monday, 1 August 2016. Mongolia – for the first time – was the location for a workshop on safety issues for non-conventional vessels supported by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).
Increasing waterborne activities on the Mongolian lakes has led to the the Mongolian Maritime Administration setting up legislative, preventive and responsive measures intended to raise awareness and get a commitment from all stakeholders.
Members Assisting Members
13th July 2016, Cork, Ireland - The Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (Redningsselskapet) has joined the SafeTrx community with the release of the ‘RS SafeTrx’ Smartphone app.
Established in 1891, the voluntary organisation is the backbone of marine safety along the Norwegian coastline. Since it’s establishment, the organisation has saved over 6,400 lives and over 600,000 people have received their assistance at sea. With approximately 1,500 volunteers, 43 rescue vessels and 25 rescue stations across the country, the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society will seek to use SafeTrx to help promote safe, responsible recreational boating in Norway’s coastal waters and inland navigable waters.
London, Tuesday, 19 July 2016. The IMRF H.E.R.O awards – launched in April this year – are attracting nominations of dedicated and innovative individuals and SAR teams from around the world and the closing date for nominations is the 29th July 2016.
The H.E.R.O. Awards have been developed in cooperation with IMRF partner McMurdo, a global leader of emergency readiness and response solutions, and will draw attention to the life-saving work done in maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) across the world.
With the closing date fast approaching further nominations are encouraged and the judges will be selecting a winner from the catalogue of courage and innovation.