The IMRF Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), based in Shanghai, China, was established to develop maritime SAR resources and capability specifically across the Asia-Pacific Region.

Over the last year, even though the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the APRC from undertaking any international activities, it has:

In 2020, the APRC has:

organised the Shanghai International Cruise Safety and Rescue Seminar 2020 in association with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ships Building Company;
worked with China Rescue and Salvage to support the 4th Seawork Asia Commercial Marine and Workboat Exhibition & Forum.