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How can the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) provide assistance/expertise to those who are faced with the current maritime search and rescue (SAR) challenges in the Mediterranean?

We are a long-established international non-governmental organization (NGO) representing 125 organisations with an interest in maritime SAR across 48 countries around the world. Most of the major European national maritime SAR services are members of the IMRF and we work together to reduce the loss of life on and around water. Our membership includes Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres, Coast Guards and volunteer response organisations and spans both Government and non-Government SAR organisations. ...

 

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In 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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