Watch Kitack Lim’s video message to WMRC 2019 #WomenInSAR

Welcome to WMRC 2019 from Kitack Lim, Secretary General of The International Maritime Organization - 17 June 2019 #WomenInSAR Read more

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P) to present the IMRF Awards 2019

We are delighted that Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P) has agreed to present the IMRF Awards 2019 during London International Shipping Week. Read more

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P) to present the IMRF Awards 2019

We are delighted that Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P) has agreed to present the IMRF Awards 2019 during London International Shipping Week. Read more

The Estonian Maritime Expedition to Celebrate the Discovery of Antarctica 200 Years Ago - July 2019 to February 2020

The Estonian maritime expedition to celebrate the discovery of Antarctica 200 years ago will take place from July 2019 to February 2020. Read more

Who Would You Nominate for an IMRF Award?

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and applauded for their work in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR)?​ Has a colleague led an exceptional rescue or made an outstanding contribution to maritime SAR? Read more

IMRF Award 2019 - Nominations now closed

The nominations for the IMRF 2019 Awards have now closed and the judges are beginning the task of considering the many fantastic entries that we have received. Watch this space for further details, as we approach the Awards ceremony itself on 10 September in London.... Read more

Who Would You Nominate for an IMRF Award?

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and applauded for their work in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR)?​ Has a colleague led an exceptional rescue or made an outstanding contribution to maritime SAR? Read more

Last Call for IMRF Award 2019 Entries - Four Days to Go

There are now only a few days left to enter your nominations for the International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards 2019 Read more

Last Call for Maritime Rescue Award Entries

The 2019 International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards are open to anyone who has saved lives at sea: Deadline 30 June Designed to raise awareness of search and rescue techniques, technologies and equipment, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards are now in their fourth year. Read more

Last Call for Maritime Rescue Award Entries

The 2019 International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards are open to anyone who has saved lives at sea: Deadline 30 June Designed to raise awareness of search and rescue techniques, technologies and equipment, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards are now in their fourth year. Read more

International Maritime Rescue Federation Elects New Board

IMRF members elected their new Board of Trustees yesterday (18 June 2019) at their Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) in Vancouver. The meeting followed on from the 4th World Maritime Rescue Congress, which brought together maritime search and rescue specialists and equipment providers from around the globe. Read more

Meet the new Board of Trustees

Meet the new Board of Trustees - elected at the QGM in Vancouver on 18 June 2019. Read more

#WomenInSAR

Welcome to WMRC 2019 from Kitack Lim, Secretary General of The International Maritime Organization - 17 June 2019 #WomenInSAR Read more

Look Back and Look Forward

This has been a very busy 4 years for the IMRF. We have consolidated our position as a source of expert advice on maritime SAR, particularly through our work on the revision of the IAMSAR manuals; we have continued to work with IMO and other delivery partners to improve maritime SAR capability around the world ... Read more

IMRF QGM 2019 Nominees Standing for Election

The IMRF QGM is open to all eligible IMRF members and will take place on 18th June 2019 from 08:30-13:30. Read more

World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019 – It’s Coming Together!

The World Maritime Rescue Congress is all about the global SAR community coming together – to network, share and learn – and the IMRF secretariat team are happy to say that the Congress programme has come together nicely too. Read more

Welcome to Vancouver

On the occasion of the 4th World Maritime Rescue Congress, it is our great honour to welcome you to Vancouver. Read more

Welcome to the IMRF World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019

The first time lifeboat services presented themselves to a broader public was at the world trade shows initiated in the second half of the 19th century. It is known that rescue boats were displayed at the EXPO in Paris in 1867, for example. Read more

World’s Maritime Search and Rescue Experts Gather in Vancouver

Some of the world’s leading maritime search and rescue experts will be meeting in Vancouver, Canada to share knowledge and improve their skills this weekend (15-18 June). Read more

One Minute Silence for Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer Tragedy

Everyone in the IMRF family is deeply saddened to hear that a lifeboat belonging to Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) has overturned during a SAR operation off the west coast of France, with the loss of three crew members. Read more

Shine the Spotlight on Exceptional Team Members and Game-Changing Innovations, says IMRF

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) Awards 2019 are now open for nominations, offering a chance to recognise incredible people, new innovations and technologies that make saving lives at sea possible, even in the most difficult and demanding circumstances. Read more

Shine the Spotlight on Exceptional Team Members and Game-Changing Innovations, says IMRF

The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) Awards 2019 are now open for nominations, offering a chance to recognise incredible people, new innovations and technologies that make saving lives at sea possible, even in the most difficult and demanding circumstances. Read more

Nominate for the IMRF Awards NOW: Maritime SAR Organisations Urged to Celebrate Successful Rescue Operations

The highly regarded IMRF Awards are in their fourth year.  They attract nominations from around the world, covering everything from those involved in the establishment of a national maritime emergency service, to local heroes who have dedicated their entire lives to establishing or improving services to save lives at sea in their region. Read more

Nominate for the IMRF Awards NOW: Maritime SAR Organisations Urged to Celebrate Successful Rescue Operations

The highly regarded IMRF Awards are in their fourth year.  They attract nominations from around the world, covering everything ... Read more