The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brings together and represents the world’s maritime search and rescue (SAR) organisations, including voluntary and governmental organisations, as well as industry suppliers and commercial companies, to improve maritime SAR capabilities worldwide.

IMRF Members around the world support each other and share knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations through our programme of webinars, conferences, meetings, events, forums and other activities. 

We offer a number of Membership options - from Full Membership to Affiliate Membership - so that your SAR organisation has access to the best information for maritime SAR, as well as access to the world's largest network of SAR personnel. Keep scrolling to find out more about our Membership options and the benefits of Membership. 

If you are interested in becoming a Member and joining our community, click below to access our online Membership Application Form or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Click here to access the IMRF's online Membership Application Form.

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Alternatively, click here to download the paper version of our Membership Form.


Our Community

We have close to 130 members in over 50 countries. Our Membership covers maritime SAR organisations, coastguards, life-saving agencies, government departments, as well as industry suppliers and commercial companies, and more. We are always looking to reach out to SAR organisations, no matter where they are in the world, to join the IMRF community so we can continue to help more people save lives at sea. 

You can also find out more about our current list of Members here.


Our Benefits

Being a Member of the IMRF comes with a number of exclusive benefits to your SAR organisation, including:


Our Membership Categories

Full Membership Associate Membership Affiliate Membership
For rescue coordination centres, lifeboat operators and any organisations involved in operational maritime SAR who have been authorised by the appropriate authority. For commercial companies, service providers and manufacturers with an interest in the provision of maritime SAR or the promotion of water safety such as commercial maritime SAR equipment providers. For organisations intending to establish an operational maritime search and/or rescue service in the future, or those whose prime purpose is the promotion of Water Safety. Subsidiaries of Full Member organisations can also join as Affiliate Members.

Annual Subscription Fees
Large:
£3,700
Medium:
£1,700
Small:
£370

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Annual Subscription Fees
£1,100
Annual Subscription Fees
£110

Any Questions?

If you're not sure which Membership option will be the best for you or if you have any questions about the IMRF and how we can work with your SAR organisation, make sure to contact us today.

Please also read our Rules and Regulations and our Articles of Association before applying for Membership.