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IMRF calls for dialogue to discuss unsubstantiated claims of misconduct.
On the 29th March ten maritime search and rescue non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including the IMRF, met with representatives of the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting which took place with the support of Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Miguel Urban, discussed the on-going humanitarian crisis on Europe’s southern borders, and the SAR NGOs' on-going essential efforts to save life at sea.
The focus was understanding and agreeing the means and methods of addressing unsubstantiated accusations of unlawful conduct by SAR NGOs in the Mediterranean region, which, if allowed to continue unchecked, these accusations will endanger lawful SAR activities.