We Work to Develop and Improve Maritime Search and Rescue

We are the only global non-governmental organisation working to develop and improve maritime search and rescue around the world and thereby save lives. The World Health Organization estimates that 372,000 lives (new window) are lost in the world’s waters every year. This equates to one person every 85 seconds dying or more than 40 people per hour. However, we believe the true figure is likely to be higher. Many of these deaths could be prevented by improved maritime search and rescue (SAR) services and increased awareness of the importance of safety on the world’s waters. That is why your support is so vital. Thank you. Read More

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What Your Donations Can Do

What Your Donations Can Do

IMRF Provides Lifejackets to Bangladesh Fishermen

One thousand lifejackets have been donated to Bangladesh fishermen following work done by the IMRF’s Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC). The Read More

Advocacy & Influence

We are the international voice for maritime search and rescue organisations through our consultative status at the International Maritime Organization Read More

Focus on Fundraising

In this focus we have 5 different articles on fundraising and how organisations and individuals have approached the challenge of Read More

How do Lifesaving Organisations Fund their Services - The RNLI Perspective

In an effort to reduce global drowning, the UK & Ireland’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) shares its knowledge and Read More

28 days Later: The Yellow Boat Project (Gula Båtarna)…

The distance from Gothenburg in Sweden to Samos in Greece is over 3300km, that is almost one tenth of the Read More

The Bottle Buoy Project

What is the General Concept of the Bottle Buoy Project? Bottle Buoy is a purposely designed low-cost floatation device that Read More

The Challenges of Private Funding and the Support of SAR Organisations from the Perspective of MOAS

Since the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) was founded in April 2014, we have assisted over 27,000 people through our Read More

Ride the North

Jill Greenlees, IMRF Financial Controller, completed Ride the North at the end of August. This is a gruelling 175-mile, two-day Read More
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International Maritime Rescue Federation
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405


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