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About - Mixed Migrant Safety Project

AboutIn 2016 there have already been 100,000 migrant arrivals to Greece by sea and over 400 deaths (source IOM). The IMRF is working with its member organisations to assist the development of maritime SAR rescue services in Greece to help prevent the loss of life in the Aegean Sea.

Through the combined efforts of a number of IMRF Members we are building the capability of the local Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) to respond to the increasing demand for rescue. This project has two phases, firstly helping through the provision of trained crew and boats to manage the current demand. The second phase is helping HRT by providing rescue boats and equipment and training locals to crew these boats ...

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The Swedish Sea Rescue Society's Yellow Boat Project has published an online documentary about the last month's experiences regarding rescue and the loss of many refugees in the Aegean Sea. It is about 20 minutes long and consists of pictures and 3 movies.

The online documentary gives a good view of the ongoing situation in the Mediterranean and the SSRS's experience working side by side with the Hellenic Rescue Team and the Hellenic Coast Guard in extreme situations.

To view the online documentary, please visit the "Coast of the Dead" website (new window). You will need to scroll down the pages and use the buttons to control the sound, and to play and stop the videos.

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