European Lifeboat Crew Exchange

The IMRF Lifeboat Crew Exchange 2018

This unique programme takes volunteers from a variety of European maritime rescue services and gives them the opportunity to visit other countries to experience and learn from their Search and Rescue (SAR) practices. Read more

Rescuers from Across Europe Take Part in Lifeboat Crew Exchange

For the sixth year running, search and rescue (SAR) crew from across Europe will be swapping places with their counterparts to take part in a week-long Lifeboat Crew Exchange organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Read more

IMRF Crew Exchange 2016

This year saw the 5th IMRF Crew Exchange and not only did the crew involved learn all about SAR in a different country they were also involved in helicopter crash training, survival techniques and rescuing crew mates from capsized boats. Read more

New Skills Learned by 65 Lifeboat Crew members in 5th Year of Exchanges

London, Thursday, 13 October 2016. Helicopter crash training, survival techniques in cold water, rescuing crew mates from capsized boats and lifeguarding were just some of the activities for the 65 volunteers in the latest European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme. Read more

IMRF Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme Will Involve 13 European Rescue Organisations

London, Monday, 19 September 2016. For the fifth consecutive year, rescue volunteers from European nations are to participate next week in a seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Read more

2016 Lifeboat Crew Exchange

The final planning for the 2016 Lifeboat Crew Exchange was completed in late May with a meeting of the coordinators from the nine countries that will be hosting this year. The 2016 Crew Exchange will take place 24 September - 1 October 2016. Read more

Crew Exchange 2015

The IMRF European Lifeboat Crew Exchange, coordinated by Linde Jelsma of KNRM, the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, attracted participants from 13 countries this year: two more than in 2014. Read more

Lifeboat Crews from 13 Countries Learn from Exchange Experience Established by the IMRF

London, Monday, 19th October 2015. The fourth European lifeboat crew exchange attracted members from 13 countries – two more than last year – who shared experience on how to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe’s waters. Read more

Year Four for IMRF Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme

London, Thursday, 17th September 2015. Rescue volunteers from across 13 European nations are to participate next week in the fourth, seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Read more

IMRF Projects: Crew Exchange

The successful IMRF European Lifeboat Crew Exchange project continues to grow with the introduction of the French lifeboat service, SNSM, bringing the number of participating organisations to 11. Read more

IMRF Project - Crew Exchange

The IMRF European Region's lifeboat crew exchange project started in 2012 and has run in the first week of October each year since. Read more

Taking the Plunge

Lifeboat crew members from 11 countries took part in the IMRF's third annual international crew exchange this autumn. Read more

European Lifeboat Crews Exchange Experience at Third Programme

London, Thursday, 23 October 2014. Lifeboat Crew members from 11 countries have been involved in a European Exchange Programme designed to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe's waters. Read more

Volunteer Lifeboat Crews from Across Europe Gather for 3rd IMRF Exchange Programme

London, Monday, 22 September 2014. Rescue volunteers from across nine European nations are to participate next week in the third, seven day, Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the IMRF. Read more

Exchange Your Crew – Again!

Excitement is building, bags are being packed and phrase books pored over as more than 50 volunteers from organisations in nine countries prepare for the 2014 European Lifeboat Crew Exchange, running from 28 September to 4 October. Read more

International Exchange

Sharing SAR expertise and experience is one of the IMRF's main aims. Ten members of Malta's St John Rescue Corps recently had a week's training with various rescue organisations based in the lake area of Konstanz in Germany. Read more

Nine Countries Share Experiences During IMRF European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme

London, Thursday, 26 September 2013. Rescue volunteers from across nine European nations are to participate next week in a seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme sharing experiences and knowledge, to improve maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) responses and help to prevent loss of life in Europe's waters. Read more

Exchanging Crews

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