The European Regional Development Meeting 2016
The 2016 IMRF European Regional Development Meeting was held at the Clube Naval de Cascais, kindly hosted by the Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries (idD) and the Portuguese Lifesaving Institute (ISN).
The meeting coincided with the inaugural IMRF Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations (H.E.R.O.) Awards, which were presented at a ceremony linked with the McMurdo SAR Experience Center in Lanham, Maryland USA.
The International Maritime Organization has the pleasure to inform that the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea ceremony will be held at IMO Headquarters next Monday, 21 November 2016 at 6 p.m., London time.
The Award was established to provide international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.
Fifteen volunteer members of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) participated since Monday, 14th November 2016 in the fourth training course in maritime rescue procedures, hosted at the training center of the Norwegian Society in Sea Rescue (Redningsselskapet, RS) in Horten, Norway.
London, Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Stories of dedication, selflessness, innovation, courage and bravery dominated the events held in Washington D.C., USA and Lisbon, Portugal yesterday when the winners of the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s (IMRF) H.E.R.O. (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards were announced.
The H.E.R.O. Awards have been developed in cooperation with IMRF partner McMurdo, www.mcmurdogroup.com, a global leader of emergency readiness and response solutions, and draw attention to the life-saving work done in Search and Rescue (SAR) across the world.
The categories for the awards include team, individual, innovation and technology and the first H.E.R.O. Award for outstanding service to maritime search and rescue – ‘The Vladimir Maksimov Award’, sponsored by Inmarsat – a tribute to the Inmarsat former Director of SOLAS Services, who died earlier this year. In recognition of his considerable contribution to search and rescue, Vladimir also posthumously received a lifetime achievement award.
Sea rescue, innovative lifesaving equipment, personal commitment and organisational capability, all feature in the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s (IMRF) short list for the H.E.R.O. Awards, introduced for the first time this year.
The H.E.R.O. Awards have been developed in cooperation with IMRF partner, McMurdo, of www.mcmurdogroup.com, a global leader of emergency readiness and response solutions, and will draw attention to the life-saving work done in maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) across the world.