Improving Maritime SAR Capability Worldwide

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


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


Author: Wendy Webster

Global SAR Information

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


Author: Wendy Webster

Sharing SAR Information

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


Author: Wendy Webster

Our Impact


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


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


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

Upcoming events

  • IMRF Basic Rescue Boat Operator Train the Trainer Course - 14 to 18 October 2019

    This course will focus on rescue boat operations and SAR techniques following the guidelines from the IAMSAR Manual Volume III, held at the RNLI College in Poole. This Course is Full. Read more

  • IMRF European Regional Development Meeting 2019 - 15 October 2019

    IMRF European Regional Meeting 2019 will take place at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel in Croatia on 15 October 2019. Read more

  • SAR Mission Coordinators Course (IAMSAR Volume II) - 21 to 23 October 2019

    Working with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), this course focuses on IAMSAR Volume II, training participants responsible for co-ordinating SAR missions in 3 of the 5 IMO Africa SAR regions. This Course is Full. Read more

  • Women SAR Managers Course - 13 to 15 November 2019

    In conjunction with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and as part of our SAR capacity-building work in Africa, we will be hosting the continent’s first Women SAR Managers Course, in Rabat, Morocco. This Course is Full. Read more

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