Swedish Sea Rescue Society Receives Global Media Award

On the 24th May, the members of the International News Media Association gathered for their annual world conference, where they announced the winners of the Global Media Awards.

In the world of media these are the awards that are coveted above all the rest, they are to news media what the Oscars are to film and the 2016 awards generated 699 entries from 264 news brands in 40 countries. We are delighted to announce that the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS), in collaboration with the Schibsted Media group, has won this prestigious award for their yellow boat campaign in the category “Best Brand Awareness Campaign”.

Maritime SAR Conference – Free Tickets Available

25 May 2016 - With speakers from the IMO, US Coast Guard, NASA, Swedish Coast Guard, Finnish Border Guard, the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency and more confirming their presentations at TDNUK’s inaugural Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR '16) event, the organisers are offering free tickets for coastguards, first responders, regulating bodies and government personnel.

You can register for your free ticket by visiting http://maritime-sar.com/conference-registration.php

Build Capability in Maritime SAR Says IMRF

London, Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Building capability rather than reacting to tragedy should be the priority for maritime search and rescue (SAR) according to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in a statement delivered at the World Humanitarian Summit.

The IMRF supports the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s push to find solutions to the widening funding gap and to move investment from external crisis intervention to providing local and national SAR response capability to manage the initial response and structure plans to escalate efforts with international support.

Greek Search & Rescue Services Boosted

London, Wednesday, 18 May 2016. A new lifeboat station has been opened on the Greek island of Chios – with the co-operation of International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members – to help support the rescue of migrants in the Aegean.

The Lifeboat station was made possible through a partnership between Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM), the maritime search and rescue service from the Netherlands, and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), and with the support of the Maria Tsakos Foundation along with community leaders and local volunteers.

New Large Rescue Ship Ready for Use

On 31st March 2016 a new large cruising rescue ship, Dong Hai Jiu 102, built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited, was delivered to IMRF member China Rescue and Salvage (CRS). This is CRS’s first 12000kw rescue ship, and it will be added to the rescue ship fleet in the East China Sea area.

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