Preparing for Major Incidents in the Caribbean

A mass rescue operation – indeed, any incident beyond ‘everyday’ capability – is a challenge for any State and any SAR organisation; but this is particularly so for small States and organisations, whose planning and response capabilities are naturally limited. Read more

Singapore Maritime Week - 6-14 April 2019

Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences, dialogues, ... Read more

New Skillshare on Fundraising and Communication, 17th-19th September 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Following the success of the KNRM-hosted June 2017 conference in Zandvoort, The Netherlands, a new skill-share meeting dedicated to fundraising and communication will be arranged in September, 17-19th, 2019. Read more

IMRF at the IMO

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) is the lead technical SAR forum at the international level. Read more

IMRF Trustee Nominations

With the next World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC) rapidly approaching, it is also time to consider the forthcoming IMRF Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM). Read more

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2019

Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Read more

Hellenic Rescue Team's Aeronautical Search and Rescue Training in Cooperation with the Hellenic Air Force

On the 28-30th September 2018 an aeronautical search and rescue training event was held in the Nea Agxialos region of Greece. It was held in cooperation with the Hellenic Air Force and more than ... Read more

World Maritime Rescue Congress Comes to Vancouver, 15-18 June 2019

In June this year one of the world’s premier maritime search and rescue (SAR) events will be held in Vancouver. SAR people from around the globe will be gathering in the city for the ... Read more

Madeira Island: A Safe Playground for Mass Rescue Operations Training

Since 2016 Madeira Island has developed an increased awareness in respect of Mass Rescue Operations (MRO), using the guidelines released by the IMRF. Read more

Congratulations to IMRF Trustee

IMRF Trustee, Mohammed Drissi, was recently appointed as Maritime Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Read more

The IMRF Awards 2019 Are Now Open For Nominations

Nominations are now open for this year's Awards, which will be held in London on 10 September 2019, during London International Shipping Week. Read more