Improving Maritime SAR Capability Worldwide

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


The IMRF is proud to launch its #SARyouOK? initiative in order to increase awareness and break down the stigma that is attached to mental health and wellbeing issues faced by those working in the maritime SAR sector.


Author: Tom Scott

Winners of IMRF Awards 2022 Announced

The global maritime SAR community was honoured during the reveal of the winners of this year’s IMRF’s Awards.


Author: Wendy Webster

The IMRF #WomenInSAR Initiative

The #WomenInSAR initiative aims to increase the representation of women in the maritime sector generally and to provide support for, and raise the profile of, women in the maritime SAR sector specifically.


Author: Wendy Webster

Our Impact


IMRF Members The IMRF has 123 Members from 53 countries (2021)


Crew Members Over 519 Crew Members have participated and trained in the European Lifeboat Crew Exchange since 2012


x 100 Visits The MRO Pages, including the MRO Resources Library, had in total 20,302  visits in the whole of 2021


x 10 1216 people registered for our Webinars in 2021

Upcoming events

  • WMRC 2023 - Abstract Submission is Now Open!

    The fifth World Maritime Rescue Congress will be held from 18–20 June 2023 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The Congress theme is: "Towards Sustainable Maritime SAR – Building on our History to Secure our Future." Abstract Submissions Are Now Open! Read more

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