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 519 Crew Members have participated and Trained in the European Crew Exchange from 2012 to 2019


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

  • Practical Boat Handling Course, Rabat, Morocco - 5-6 March 2020

    This course will focus on rescue boat operations and SAR techniques following the guidelines from the IAMSAR Manual Volume III. Read more

  • North West & West Africa Regional Meeting - 3-4 March 2020

    Delegates from the North West & West Africa Regions will meet in Rabat, Morocco. Read more

  • European Lifeboat Crew Exchange - 19-26 September 2020

    The European Lifeboat Crew Exchange was initiated in 2012 to bring together volunteers from European lifeboat organisations to train together, hosted by the participating groups, and it continues to be a success and grow. Read more

  • IMRF Awards 2020

    The IMRF Awards 2020 Ceremony will be held at the HQS Wellington - Victoria Embankment, London, WC2 on the 7th October 2020. Read more

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