IMRF Members Società Nazionale di Salvamento (National Rescue Society of Italy - NRSI/SNS) have provided information prepared by Adm. (MD) rt. Dr. Francesco Simonetti, member of the SNS Medical and Scientific Committee, titled "A Proposal for Bathing Area Safety Assessment”.
The theme is focused on beach rescue with the vision of "a seamless rescue service from the beach to the open sea". The SNS would like to share the information with IMRF organizations that specialise in this kind of rescue, or for those that deal with a department devoted to beach rescue.
Many thanks to Admiral Romano Grandi, Vice Precident of the National Rescue Society of Italy, for providing this paper.
The IMRF is running another in its acclaimed series of maritime mass rescue conferences on 11-13 June 2017, hosted once again by our good friends at the Swedish Sea Rescue Society in Gothenburg. And on 14-16 June we have something new: our first mass rescue operations (MRO) subject-matter expert course, also to be held in the Swedish port city. You are invited to join us at one or both of these important events.
The European Regional Development Meeting 2016
The 2016 IMRF European Regional Development Meeting was held at the Clube Naval de Cascais, kindly hosted by the Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries (idD) and the Portuguese Lifesaving Institute (ISN).
The meeting coincided with the inaugural IMRF Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations (H.E.R.O.) Awards, which were presented at a ceremony linked with the McMurdo SAR Experience Center in Lanham, Maryland USA.
The International Maritime Organization has the pleasure to inform that the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea ceremony will be held at IMO Headquarters next Monday, 21 November 2016 at 6 p.m., London time.
The Award was established to provide international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.
Fifteen volunteer members of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) participated since Monday, 14th November 2016 in the fourth training course in maritime rescue procedures, hosted at the training center of the Norwegian Society in Sea Rescue (Redningsselskapet, RS) in Horten, Norway.