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SafeTrx Launches in Norway with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society

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SafeTrx writes:

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.

IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards Attract Entries from Maritime Search and Rescue Teams Worldwide

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.

New Life Rescue Boat for the Hellenic Rescue Team on Kos Island

'CHIARA' is the name of the new life rescue boat of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), which will operate in the greater sea area of Kos island by the local branch of the Organization, with the purpose to support SAR missions.

The boat is a donation of the German rescue organization DGzRS (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, www.seenotretter.de), member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and falls under the program 'Members Assisting Members', which began in September 2015, with the purpose to support the operational capability of the Hellenic Rescue Team at sea.

Report Finds Ship Fires Pose a Real Threat to Maritime Safety

Ship fires pose a threat to maritime safety in Europe with the highest risk on roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) passenger ships because a single ship may carry more than 1000 people and tens of millions use this transport.

This is the main conclusion drawn from a risk assessment on ship fires produced by the Finnish Border Guard and Finnish Transport Safety Agency and produced for use in the Baltic Sea Maritime Incident Response Group (Baltic Sea MIRG) project.

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Fleet Saves Over 2000 People in Two weeks on the Frontline of the Mediterranean Crisis

Face to Face with Reports of Abuse and Torture

21 June 2016. Since the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) launched the 2016 Mediterranean mission on June 6th, over 2,000 people were rescued and assisted off the coasts of Libya.

As the world celebrates the contribution of refugees to their communities around the world, a UNHCR report finds that 65.3 million people - or one person in 113 - were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution last year. The MOAS fleet of two ships, two drones and over 40 humanitarians are working on the front lines of that global crisis.

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