The IMRF brings together and represents the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations, including voluntary and governmental organisations, as well as suppliers to the sector, to improve maritime SAR capabilities worldwide.

IMRF Members support each other and share knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations through our programme of webinars, conferences, meetings, events, forums and other activities. More details on the benefits of membership below.

As of the end of 2021 we have 121 members in 53 countries and our membership is constantly growing.

So, if your organisation would like to join us, please complete our membership application form, or contact us at [email protected]

Watch and listen below to what our members have to say about the benefits of membership.

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What Are the Benefits of IMRF Membership?

Participate in free online Members Only events and webinars on topical issues and hear directly from leaders in the maritime SAR field;
Be part of an IMO recognised body that represents over 100 specialist global maritime SAR organisations – Government, voluntary, charitable and commercial;
Contribute to - and benefit from - the IMRF’s advocacy work at the IMO and with other regulatory bodies, representing industry expertise and concerns;
Share ideas, knowledge and experience by participating in expert panels, groups and ‘skill-shares, e.g. the IMRF Future Technology Panel and the Lifeboat Crew Exchange programme;
Join free regional IMRF member meetings to discuss specific issues, learn and network with other members in your region;
Access the Members-Only restricted section of the IMRF website for free specialist SAR advice, guidance and resources;
Benefit from the IMRF’s Members Assisting Members scheme, which looks to partner organisations on issues ranging from equipment to training;
Receive the regular SAR Hub Bulletin for Members only, packed with maritime SAR news, as well as other member communications and news;
Enjoy Members’ discounts on selected IMRF Events and Conferences (e.g. WRMC 2023);

Join Us…. We Offer Three Categories of Membership

Full Membership Affiliate Membership  Associate Membership

For Rescue Coordination Centres, Lifeboat operators and any organisations involved in operational Maritime SAR who have been authorised by the appropriate authority.

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.

For companies, service providers and manufacturers with an interest in the provision of maritime SAR, or the promotion of water safety (e.g. commercial maritime SAR equipment providers).

Annual Subscription Fees:

IMRF Membership (Large): £3,700

IMRF Membership (Medium): £1,700

IMRF Membership (Small): £370

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Please read the Rules and Regulations and Articles of Association before applying for membership.

Need some extra help? Check the IMRF Membership Chart here!

Any Questions?

Please contact us at [email protected].  

Join Today!

To join the IMRF as a Member, complete the online Membership Application form.

Download if you prefer the Paper Membership Form.