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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 ... Read more

Celebrating Women in Maritime Search and Rescue

There are women in lifeboat crews, women leading national and international search and rescue organisations and women developing innovative technologies to help save lives at sea – on International ... Read more

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

SAFETY 2018 World Conference - Best Poster Award

On behalf of Sri Lanka Life Saving, congratulations go to Ms. Jeewanthi Ekanayake (Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) for ... 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

The IMRF Awards 2019 Are Now Open for Nominations

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for outstanding individuals, teams, professionals or volunteers, companies and organisations involved in maritime search and rescues – all around the world - to be nominated for an IMRF Award 2019. Read more

IMRF Trustee Nominations

With the next World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC) rapidly ... Read more

Second IMRF Course in Mass Rescue Operations Planning Held in Sweden

On 4-6 September 2018 the IMRF held its second ‘subject-matter expert’ ... Read more

IMRF Award Winners 2018

The winners of the IMRF Awards 2018 have been announced at a formal dinner and award ceremony attended by shortlisted finalists from around the world. Read more

How You Too Can Fundraise for the IMRF ...

Whether you have 10 minutes, or 10 days. If you want to go it alone, or ... Read more

IMRF and the Nautical Institute Sign MOU

The IMRF and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of ... Read more

ICAO / IMO Joint Working Group on SAR

Each year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the ... Read more

IMRF Membership Fee Increase

As you know, IMRF is a registered charity and depends on the ... Read more

IMRF Trustee Nominations

With the next World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC) rapidly ... Read more