Posts Tagged ‘IMRF’

IMRF calls for dialogue to discuss unsubstansiated claims of misconduct

IMRF calls for dialogue to discuss unsubstansiated claims of misconduct
Bruce Reid Voluntary code agreed for NGOs providing maritime search and rescue in the Mediterranean Ten maritime search and rescue non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have met with representatives of the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting which took place with the support of MEP Miguel Urban,...
March 31st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

IMRF launches children’s lifejacket campaign

IMRF launches children’s lifejacket campaign
London Monday, September 26. Lifejackets have been donated by ActionAid to the International Maritime Rescue Federation to send to the Mediterranean to help adults and children who need rescuing on a daily basis. The 300 lifejackets – 150 for adults and the rest for children – will be sent to Sea-Watch...
September 26th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Build capability in Maritime SARS says IMRF

Build capability in Maritime SARS says IMRF
  Bruce Reid London, Tuesday, May 24. Building capability rather than reacting to tragedy should be the priority for maritime search and rescue (SAR) according to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in a statement delivered at the World Humanitarian Summit. The IMRF supports the...
May 24th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMRF Aegean rescue makes an impact

IMRF Aegean rescue makes an impact
From the port of Chios London, Tuesday, March 22. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) remains committed to developing the maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability of the Greek volunteer service, even following the EU Turkey agreement. “We committed to help until the maritime rescue...
March 22nd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Vessels must rescue migrants in distress

Vessels must rescue migrants in distress
  Bruce Reid Poepople in distress should be rescued by all vessels at sea says IMRF London, Thursday, January 28. Recent reports that some would-be rescuers do not fully understand the legal context of rescue at sea, and may have been deterred from helping people in distress because of possible...
January 28th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Rescue Boat Guidelines and MRO library launched at World Maritime Rescue Congress

Rescue Boat Guidelines and MRO library launched at World Maritime Rescue Congress
Bremerhaven, Thursday, June 4. Two significant products to help global maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) services have been launched by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) at the World Maritime Rescue Congress. The first are Rescue Boat Guidelines, developed from more than 2000 contributions...
June 4th, 2015 | Education and Training, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Press and Media | Read More

SAR services overwhelmed and under resourced in developing nations…

SAR services overwhelmed and under resourced in developing nations…
SAR services overwhelmed and under resourced in developing nations, says new report on ferry disasters. London, Wednesday, June 3. Search and rescue (SAR) authorities and organisations in developing nations are under resourced and overwhelmed because of the size of the rivers, lakes and coastlines they...
June 3rd, 2015 | Cruise Ferry, Education and Training, Inland Waterways, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Grant helps mass rescue operations library project

Grant helps mass rescue operations library project
London, Thursday, December 18. The Corporation of Trinity House is supporting a Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) project with a grant to help completion of a comprehensive online reference library to be used as a source of best practice by maritime professionals across the world. The material in the library...
December 18th, 2014 | Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Instant media puts pressure on SAR

Instant media puts pressure on SAR
  Bruce Reid London Monday, November 24.  Media pressure, and particularly the posting of unverified stories on social media, has become a significant factor in major maritime search and rescue (SAR) events. Bruce Reid, CEO of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) told attendees...
November 24th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Global drawning death figures “disturbing” and “unacceptable”

Global drawning death figures “disturbing” and “unacceptable”
London, Monday, November 17. The global drowning report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) is shocking. The worldwide loss of 372, 000 lives to drowning each year is both disturbing and unacceptable. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) welcomes the report for putting...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is becoming more challenging for maritime SAR organisations

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is becoming more challenging for maritime SAR organisations
London, Wednesday, November 12. Changing demands in communities across the globe make it more challenging to recruit and retain volunteers for maritime search and rescue operations. This was one of the main conclusions drawn at the International Maritime Federation’s (IMRF) European Regional Meeting...
November 12th, 2014 | Charity, HR, Technology | Read More

European Lifeboat Crews exchange experience at third programme

European Lifeboat Crews exchange experience at third programme
London, Thursday, October 23. Lifeboat Crew members from 11 countries have been involved in a European Exchange Programme designed to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe’s waters. With the aim of exchanging knowledge, sharing ideas and building relationships between the voluntary...
October 24th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Vancouver Search and Rescue Summit a Success

Vancouver Search and Rescue Summit a Success
  IMRF Chairman Michael Vlasto presenting a memento to Randy Strandt, volunteer for the Royal Canadian Marine SAR. London, Monday, October 6. Leading representatives from Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations in Canada and trustees of the International Maritime Federation (IMRF) have met to discuss...
October 6th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Safety and Security | Read More

Volunteer lifeboat crews from across Europe gather for 3rd IMRF exchange programme

Volunteer lifeboat crews from across Europe gather for 3rd IMRF exchange programme
London, Monday, September 22. Rescue volunteers from across nine European nations are to participate next week in the third, seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the IMRF. They will share experiences and knowledge with the aim of improving Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) responses...
September 22nd, 2014 | Associations, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Transas Simulators get professionals’ highest remarks…

Transas Simulators get professionals’ highest remarks…
Transas Simulators get professionals’ highest remarks during mass rescue simulation exercise   June,  2014 – Gothenborg,  Sweden. On June 1, a mass rescue simulation exercise using Transas Navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 took place within the International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference...
July 2nd, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

IMRF’s Mass Rescue Successful Conference

IMRF’s Mass Rescue Successful Conference
Conference delegates boarding the Walona Thirty countries represented at IMRF Mass Rescue Conference London, Monday, June 23. Thirty countries and 72 organisations were represented at the third International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Mass Rescue conference which was attended by 122 people. Held...
June 24th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMRF International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 1-3 June 2014

IMRF International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 1-3 June 2014
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is delighted to announce our latest International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference, to be held on 1-3 June 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the third of the IMRF’s international conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, popularly...
October 25th, 2013 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More