Improving Maritime SAR Capability Worldwide

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brings the world's maritime SAR organisations together.

#WomenInSAR

Welcome to WMRC 2019 from Kitack Lim, Secretary General of The International Maritime Organization - 17 June 2019 #WomenInSAR

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Author: Wendy Webster

Global SAR Information

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) supports and facilitates global SAR development.

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Sharing SAR Information

One of the IMRF’s core functions is to share information of use to the global SAR community.

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Our Impact

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Crew Members Over 494 Crew Members have participated and Trained in the European Crew Exchange from 2012 to 2018

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x 100 - Visits The MRO Website, including the MRO Resources Library, had in total 29514 visits in the whole of 2018

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IMRF Members The IMRF has 113 Members from 54 countries (2018)

Upcoming events

Latest news

  • The IMRF European Regional Meeting 2019- Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • IMRF Holds First All-Women SAR Training to Address Gender Imbalance

    As part of its ongoing #WomenInSAR initiative and supporting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) theme of empowering women, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has held its first all-women maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) training in Morocco. Read more

  • IMRF Delivers Tailored Training to Boost Maritime SAR Capabilities Across Africa

    The International Maritime Rescue Federation has held a basic rescue boat operating course, in conjunction with the RNLI, specifically tailored and structured for maritime SAR (search and rescue) professionals from Africa.  The teaching is designed to be a ‘train the trainer’ course, so the participants will return home and share the learnings with their organisations and colleagues. Read more

  • Lifeboat Crews Across Europe Swap Places

    IMRF holds its 8th annual European Lifeboat Crew Exchange, where crew members swap places to learn about different equipment and gain experience in new locations The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has successfully held its eighth European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme, with 72 maritime search and rescue (SAR) professionals from 14 countries across Europe taking part. Read more