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.

At the end of 2021 we had 121 members in 53 countries. IMRF Members support each other and share knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations through our programme of webinars, conferences, meetings, events, forums and other activities. 

Our membership is constantly growing so if your organisation would like to join us, please complete our membership application form here, or contact us at [email protected]


IMRF Members List (as of 19 September 2023)

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Abidjan Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre/Directorate General of Port & Maritime Affairs

Agency for Maritime & Coastal Services - Vloot DAB Aland Islands Lifeboat Society
Antigua & Barbuda Search & Rescue Organisation AntiSink Antwerp Fire Department Aquatic Rescue Voluntary Association of Venezuela
Arctic Airboats Ltd Armed Forces of Malta Ascension Island Sea and Land Rescue (AISLR) Association For Rescue At Sea
Atlantic Pacific International Rescue Bangladesh Marine Academy Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Bulgarian National Maritime Search and Rescue Association
Cabo Verde Coastguard Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service Ltd. Canadian Coast Guard Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (National)
Canadian Lifeboat Institution Centre D'Etude Et De Pratique De La Survie (CEPS) China Diving and Salvage Contractors Association China Rescue and Salvage Bureau
CITRO Citizens Rescue Organisation of Curaçao CM Hammar AB Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary Coastguard New Zealand
Corps of Volunteer Rescue Boats Dacon Dalhousie University, Department of Industrial Engineering Danish Sea Rescue Society

Department of Fire and Emergency Services - Australia

Directorate General of Coastal Safety - Turkey Emergency Response and Rescue Corps - Malta Emergency Response Team Seychelles
Estonian Lifeboat Institution Estonian Police and Border Guard Board Finnish Border Guard Frequentis
German Life Saving Society German Maritime Search and Rescue Service German Society for Maritime Emergency Management Ghana Maritime Authority
HamiltonJet Hellenic Rescue Team Herfring Marine Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Hong Kong Sea Cadets Honorary Maritime Lifeboat Association Humanitarian Maritime Rescue
Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue Inmarsat Irish Coast Guard Italian Federation of Aquatic Rescue
Jersey Lifeboat Association JRCC Southern Norway Kenya Life Saving Federation Latvian Beach Lifeguard Association

LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Georgia MTA) Liberia Maritime Authority

Lifeboat Station Arbon

Marine Offshore Safety Training - South Shields Marine School

Marine Rescue New South Wales

Maritime and Coastguard Agency - UK MCA Media Broadcast Satellite GmbH

Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Ministry of the Sea, Transport & Infrastructure - Maritime Safety Directorate - Croatia Monrovia Regional Maritime Rescue
Coordination Center (MRMRCC) (Member of ATLAFCO)
National Rescue Society of Italy National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa
National Search and Rescue Center - UAE National Society for Salvage at Sea Neptune Marine Solutions Ltd Netherlands Coast Guard
NIMASA - RMRCC Lagos Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue OCDC Bulgaria

Ocean Fisheries Department - Morocco

PARA Marine Search & Rescue Polish Maritime Search and Rescue Service Portuguese Life Saving Institute Proactiva Open Arms
Public Safety Training & Response Group RCC Bermuda Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technologies (ARSTM) Rescue Academy/Salvamento Academy
Rescue Coordination Centre - New Zealand Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCM-SAR) Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Royal Navy International Maritime Training Team Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution SANAS Maderia Lifeboats Schnoor
Sea Angel Brazil Institute Sea Watch Shanghai Sun Glory Marine Co. Ltd. Sierra Leone Life Saving Society
SIOETC SOS Mediterranee - France South African Search and Rescue Organisation St. John Rescue Corps
Surf Life Saving Australia Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi Inc Surf Life Saving New Zealand Swedish Coast Guard
Swedish Maritime Administration Swedish Sea Rescue Society The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Europe The Finnish Lifeboat Institution
The Japan Association of Marine Safety Uruguayan Navy US Coast Guard Vava'u Volunteer Maritime Response Association
Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S Virgin Islands Search and Rescue Waiuku Search and Rescue Inc Water Safety Ireland
Water Safety New Zealand WR Leading Yellow Scorpion