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IMO trains African women on search and rescue operations

During IMO’s training courses at the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Rabat, Morocco, in 13-15 of November, African women who work in search and rescue (SAR) operations, had the chance to be trained and extend their skills in order to face SAR missions.

IMRF, Nautical Institute to collaborate on improving safety at sea

The MoU commits IMRF and the Nautical Institute to exchange information and technical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and to improve training standards and guidelines across the shipping industry. In addition, the IMRF and the Nautical Institute will attempt to promote issues regarding the safety of mariners and others at sea.

Slowing Africa’s silent killer

Mohammed Drissi, Trustee at International Maritime Rescue Federation speaks about what he calls “Africa’s silent killer”: drowning. Drowning has become a silent epidemic, says Mr. Drissi, as it is causes the most deaths after malaria and malnutrition. However, what makes it dangerous is the fact that it is often out of sight.

First mass rescue operations training held in Uruguay

The International Maritime Rescue Federation informed that it has held the very first Mass Rescue Operations workshop in Uruguay, South America, earlier in June, in partnership with the National Navy of Uruguay at the Uruguayan Naval Academy in Montevideo.

UK Club supports IMRF maritime mass rescue projects

The UK P&I Club made a donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation, in a bid to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations. The IMRF is the international non-governmental organisation which works to develop and improve maritime search and rescue.

Security and safety are vital in seas off Malaysia

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) have said thatsecurity and safety in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea is vital to the economic welfare of the country and well managed response and co-ordination is vital during mass rescue operations.

Report finds ship fires pose a real treat to safety

According to a new report, ship fires pose a threat to maritime safety in Europe with the highest risk on roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) passenger ships . The report concluded that it is very difficult to prevent ship fires and minimising their consequences also poses great challenges.

IMRF carries out rescue and training mission in Agean

More than 1,000 people have been rescued using the search and rescue vessel ‘Minden’ which has completed its mission in the Aegean following co-operation between the German search and rescue (SAR) service (DGzRS), the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT).

IMRF:Build capability in maritime SAR

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) mentioned that building capability rather than reacting to tragedy should be the priority for maritime search and rescue (SAR), in a statement delivered at the World Humanitarian Summit