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21 June 2016. Since the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) launched the 2016 Mediterranean mission on June 6th, over 2,000 people were rescued and assisted off the coasts of Libya.
As the world celebrates the contribution of refugees to their communities around the world, a UNHCR report finds that 65.3 million people - or one person in 113 - were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution last year. The MOAS fleet of two ships, two drones and over 40 humanitarians are working on the front lines of that global crisis.
This questionnaire is a tool for obtaining information about the commonly used systems for rescuing a casualty from the water; and about related procedures and experiences. It is also intended to evaluate the practicability of the various systems under different conditions. These data will enable rescue services to share their experience with each other and make improvements overall.
This year, IMO's Day of the Seafarer campaign wants to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.
The campaign theme this year is: "At Sea For All".
The IMRF Member, National Rescue Society of Italy (Società Nazionale di Salvamento (SNS)), has been very busy educating children, teenagers and communities! In the past they produced several brilliant episodes of the animation “Aqua”, which was the story of a boy learning how to be safe near the water.
The SNS has now progressed to game-making, and one of the games is “Daddy, I will Save You” (Papà Ti Salvo Io), a game for children of elementary school age!
London, Monday, 6 June 2016. 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).
As well as undertaking rescues, DGzRS has been assisting the local HRT volunteers with training and support, as part of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) ‘members assisting members’ programme.