IMRF membership provides a unique opportunity for SAR organisations to share knowledge, experience and expertise, through the IMRF’s programme of conferences, meetings, forums and activities. Suppliers into the sector can also attend, participate, and engage in discussions and are encouraged to share any innovations that might benefit wider SAR activities.

IMRF member organisations may be large or small, newly-formed or long established, charities, private or public agencies, or supporting organisations and industries

Benefits of IMRF Membership

  • participate in expert panels, groups and ‘skill-shares’ eg. the IMRF Future Technology Panel - to share ideas and knowledge
  • attend the IMRF Annual Meeting in your region
  • access the IMRF website for free advice and expertise
  • take part in the annual European Lifeboat Crew Exchange
  • share best practice and advice between fellow members and expert personnel
  • contribute towards the IMRF’s work at the IMO and with other regulatory bodies, representing industry expertise and concerns
  • receive LIFE LINE, the quarterly newsletter packed with maritime SAR news
  • enjoy discounts on selected IMRF Events and Conferences
  • enjoy a 20% discount in the IMRF Bookshop, on IMO and other publications

Join us…. we offer three categories of membership

Full Membership Affiliate Membership  Associate Membership

For Rescue Coordination Centres, Lifeboat operators and any organisations involved in operational Maritime SAR who have been authorised by the appropriate authority.

Annual Subscription Fees:

Large Organisation: €4400

Medium Organisation: €2000

Small Organisation: €440

For organisations intending to establish an operational maritime search and/or rescue service in the future, or those whose prime purpose is the promotion of Water Safety. Subsidiaries of full member organisations can also join as Affiliate Members.

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For companies, service providers and manufacturers with an interest in the provision of maritime SAR, or the promotion of water safety (e.g. commercial maritime SAR equipment providers and educational establishments).

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Please read the Rules and Regulations and Articles of Association before applying for membership.

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IMRF Membership Flow Chart - March 2019

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Or click on the following link to download the IMRF Membership Flow Chart in PDF.