The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has been shortlisted in the category; Shoreside Team of the Year for The Safety at Sea Awards 2018.
The awards aim to promote safe and secure work practices across the commercial shipping industry and are organised by Safety at Sea, a leading publication for ship’s crew, with the goal of improving on board safety across the industry.
The nomination recognises the IMRF’s work to prevent loss of life at sea and provide relief from disaster at sea and inland waters. It acknowledges the work that the IMRF does to promote cooperation, exchange information, provide advice and consultancy and develop best practice between search and rescue organisations around the world.
The award entry particularly highlighted the IMRF's Mass Rescue Operations workshops which have been held in Bangladesh, Uruguay and Kuala Lumpur this year, with a subject matter expert course on the same subject to follow in Sweden, in September 2018.
The European Lifeboat Exchange was also pulled out as an example of the IMRF going above and beyond the call of duty, to ensure safe ship operations and the protection of seafarer's safety and security.
The winners of the Safety at Sea Awards 2018 will be announced on 18 October 2018 in London…. until then, all our fingers are crossed for the IMRF to be successful in its award category!
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