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国际海上人命救助联盟在中国取得正式合法运营地位

London, 14th May 2014. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has successfully registered its Asia Pacific regional centre (APRC) in China, giving it formal legal status and providing a timely boost to maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) development in the region.

2014年5月,国际海上人命救助联盟亚太交流合作中心已经在上海正式注册成功,获得了合法的运营地位。亚太中心将致力于推动亚太区域海上搜救事业的进步与发展

Registration means that the IMRF, which has operated an office in Shanghai since 2011, can advance its activities without the limitations of Chinese law places on non-registered organisations. As a legal entity in China the IMRF can now operate a corporate bank account, engage in formal contracts and agreements and receive funding support from within China and from external funders.

成功注册标志着联盟从2011年就已经开始运作的亚太中心可以在中国法律规定范围内开展业务活动。作为独立的实体机构,联盟可以在中国开立银行账户,订立合同与协议,以及接受中国国内和国外的资助。

The Chinese Government sets a high bar for the registration of non-profit organisations. The IMRF is one of the first to register under a new regional registration system. This recognition will be particularly helpful in enabling the charity to fulfil its objectives in the Asia Pacific region.

中国政府对于国外非营利性机构的注册设立了很高的门槛。联盟是在中国新的社团注册制度下最早获得批准的同类机构之一,说明了中国对联盟的认可,这也有助于联盟在亚太区域更好地履行其宗旨。

"The IMRF wants to help improve maritime SAR response, co-ordination and co-operation in the Asia Pacific region. Having a regional office registered in China will allow us to work more freely, make it easier for funders to support our initiatives and allow us to put in place the right staffing structure to manage the regional requirements," says Michael Vlasto, Chairman of the IMRF.

联盟主席麦克•乌拉斯托先生指出,联盟希望帮助亚太地区提供海上搜救的反应、协调和协作能力。在中国设立亚太中心,使我们的工作有了更大空间,方便出资方支持实现我们目标,也让我们在这里投入合适的人员组织架构来满足区域发展的需要。

With the maritime SAR spotlight on the Asia Pacific region as a result of the tragic sinking of the South Korean ferry SEWOL and the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370, rescue organisations are looking closely at their systems and processes. This is an area the IMRF can assist with.


韩国"岁月号"海难和马航370失踪事件让亚太区域成为海上搜救工作的焦点,区域内的相关救助机构正在检查自己的搜救体系和预案程序。这正是联盟可以提供帮助的领域。

"Events such as the SEWOL disaster put the spotlight onto the maritime rescue services and force organisations to question their preparedness," adds Vlasto. "One of the key projects for the region that we now want to advance with urgency is a series of workshops, seminars and training on maritime Mass Rescue Operations (MRO). The APRC will be the driver of these initiatives and can do so much more effectively and quickly as a registered organisation."

联盟主席麦克•乌拉斯托先生提出,类似"岁月号"的海难事故使海上搜救工作成为社会关注焦点,也迫使相关救助机构必须检查和审视他们的应对能力。组织开展对大规模海上人命救助项目的专题研讨和培训是我们在亚太区域正在推进的一系列重点项目之一。作为一个合法注册机构,亚太中心将更积极有效地推动这些项目的开展。

The IMRF is grateful for the support and sponsorship of registration by China Rescue and Salvage, Donghai Rescue Bureau and the Shanghai Urban Construction and Communications Commission.

联盟对亚太中心注册工作给予大力支持和帮助的交通运输部救捞局、上海市城乡建设和交通委员会和东海救助局和表示衷心的感谢。

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