This year’s IMRF Awards ceremony will take place at lunch time on 10 September 2019, onboard the HQS Wellington in central London, as part of London International Shipping Week 2019. 

The IMRF Awards (now in their fourth year) seek to recognise the achievements of individuals, teams, organisations or companies, who have demonstrated professionalism and dedication to saving lives in the field of maritime Search and Rescue (SAR).

The Awards have also been instrumental in raising awareness of search and rescue technologies, processes and equipment which can help to save more lives. 

There are a four Awards categories that are open for nominations through the official Nomination Form, with the winner being decided by the Panel of Judges: Individual; Team; Innovation and Technology; and Lifetime Achievement.

The closing date to Nominate for the IMRF Awards 2019 is 30 June 2019

Details of the Panel of Judges will be announced shortly. 

For more details of the Nomination Categories, please click HERE. The activities or events to which each nomination relates must have occurred between 1 July 2018 – 31 May 2019

In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award, with the winner chosen by the public from among the Finalists in the other four Nomination Categories.

Voting for this Award will take place via social media and will open in the week leading up to the Awards ceremony itself.

More details will be posted on the IMRF website, once the Finalists have been announced.


You can make your nomination for the IMRF Awards 2019 here. Please make sure you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions.