Be part of the international NGO that is working to improve global maritime SAR capability.


IMRF Members support each other and share knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations through our programme of webinars, conferences, meetings, forums and other activities.


Watch and listen below to what our members have to say about the benefits of membership.

IMRF Membership - "Benefits to Morocco from IMRF Membership" - by Mohammed Drissi IMRF Membership - "IMRF Brings Added Value" - by Jori Nordström
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What Are the Benefits of IMRF Membership?

Participate in free online Members Only events and webinars on topical issues and hear directly from leaders in the maritime SAR field;
Be part of an IMO recognised body that represents over 100 specialist global maritime SAR organisations – Government, voluntary, charitable and commercial;
Contribute to - and benefit from - the IMRF’s advocacy work at the IMO and with other regulatory bodies, representing industry expertise and concerns;
Share ideas, knowledge and experience by participating in expert panels, groups and ‘skill-shares, e.g. the IMRF Future Technology Panel and the Lifeboat Crew Exchange programme;
Join free regional IMRF member meetings to discuss specific issues, learn and network with other members in your region;
Access the Members-Only restricted section of the IMRF website for free specialist SAR advice, guidance and resources;
Benefit from the IMRF’s Members Assisting Members scheme, which looks to partner organisations on issues ranging from equipment to training;
Receive the monthly SAR Hub Bulletin for Members only, packed with maritime SAR news, as well as other member communications and news;
Enjoy Members’ discounts on selected IMRF Events and Conferences (e.g. G5 MRO Conference series);
Take advantage of a 20% Members Only discount on IMO and other publications in the IMRF Bookshop.

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.

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.

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).

Annual Subscription Fees:

IMRF Membership (Large): £3,700

IMRF Membership (Medium): £1,700

IMRF Membership (Small): £370

Annual Subscription Fees:

£110

Annual Subscription Fees:

£1,110

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


Not Sure What Membership Category Is Most Appropriate to Your Organisation? See the Chart Below.

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.

Click here to read about Membership benefits.


Any Questions?

Please contact Caroline Jupe at [email protected]


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To join the IMRF as a Member, complete the online Membership form


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