This year, IMO's Day of the Seafarer campaign wants to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.
The campaign theme this year is: "At Sea For All".
The IMRF Member, National Rescue Society of Italy (Società Nazionale di Salvamento (SNS)), has been very busy educating children, teenagers and communities! In the past they produced several brilliant episodes of the animation “Aqua”, which was the story of a boy learning how to be safe near the water.
The SNS has now progressed to game-making, and one of the games is “Daddy, I will Save You” (Papà Ti Salvo Io), a game for children of elementary school age!
London, Monday, 6 June 2016. More than 1,000 people have been rescued using the search and rescue vessel 'Minden', which has completed its mission in the Aegean following co-operation between the German search and rescue (SAR) service (DGzRS), the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT).
As well as undertaking rescues, DGzRS has been assisting the local HRT volunteers with training and support, as part of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) ‘members assisting members’ programme.
London 2 June 2016. A new lifeboat has been donated to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) by fellow International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (RS), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
'Norway II' is the second lifeboat to be donated to HRT and follows 'Norway I' that has operated since September last year in the Aegean Sea around Kos.
Austin Andemani, from IMRF Member Royal Life Saving Society, writes:
The third Reach Hand Uganda Youth Camp took place from 22th to 28th May 2016 at the HANA MIX School. There were over 600 young people from across East Africa and refugees, who were sponsored by Inter Aid. The theme for this year’s camp was Life in My Shoes. The camp, as usual, was packed with fun and educative activities. Also various presentations took place by individuals and organisations during this one week’s event.