The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) supports and facilitates global SAR development.
The IMRF in collaboration with the IMO is working to develop maritime SAR resources and capability across Africa and Asia.
International Maritime Rescue Federation
Improving Global SAR Capability. Saving Lives.
IMRF MembersAny organisation worldwide involved in, developing, or associated with maritime SAR.
Our members may be:
What Does the IMRF Do?
Common humanitarian vision: - to prevent loss of life in the world's waters.
What Is the Problem?
IMO Integrated Technical Cooperation ProgrammeMission Statement
“To help developing countries improve their ability to comply with international rules and standards relating to maritime safety and the prevention and control of maritime pollution, giving priority to technical assistance programmes that focus on Human Resources development and institutional capacity building.”
World Human Development Index
SAR Capacity Building in Africa
Working in Partnership with IMO
Since 2012, the IMRF, with the IMO Technical Cooperation Division, has been helping key states in Africa to develop a well-functioning SAR coordination capability.
The IMRF work complements IMO-funded initiatives, by working with Maritime Administrations, MRCCs and MRSCs to identify development needs and provide specialist programmes of training, knowledge-sharing and international networking.
What Is Being Done?
Achievements the IMRF and IMO have reached since 2014 are:
The Outcomes in Africa So Far Are
SAR and the Sustainable Development Goals
IMRF’s work with the IMO is helping to meet key Sustainable Development Goals by:
The Next Steps for the IMRF Will Be
What Else Has IMRF Been Doing?
Global SAR Assessment - Africa
Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Project
The IMRF and the global telecommunicatons company, Inmarsat, have delivered the very first maritime search and rescue Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) course in Morocco.
29 June-1 July 2017, Casablanca, Morocco was the venue for the annual meetings of the North and West Africa and West Africa Regional SAR Committees.