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LIFE LINE Online – February 2015

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February 2015
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A New Year Message from the IMRF Chairman Looking to the Future

2015 got off to a bad start with several high profile incidents at sea ranging from the Italian ferry Norman Atlantic, on fire in the Adriatic and resulting in the loss of several lives, to the loss of …

The IMRF today is a different organisation to that which reported at Shanghai in 2011. We have much to be proud of. However, significant challenges remain for a small …

The World Maritime Rescue Congress The IMRF’s Quadrennial General Meeting, 2015
As this issue of LIFE LINE goes to press the Congress planning team are reviewing the papers and suggestions …

Maritime Rescue Congress is also the venue for the IMRF’s Quadrennial General Meeting, when IMRF members gather …


Crew Exchange Mass Rescue Operations Rescue Boat Guidelines
The IMRF European Region’s lifeboat crew exchange project started in 2012 and has run in the first week of October each year since. The turn of the year saw a number of major maritime SAR operations hit the headlines, including the loss of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java

Over the Northern winter the working group have completed the core library which involves 2160 cells of information identifying risks affecting SAR crews and organisations.

Member Focus: The Moroccan Maritime SAR Organisation SAR Sharing
Complying with the relevant international Conventions, the Kingdom of Morocco is committed to developing its maritime SAR structure to cover …

In January 2013 a first North & West African SAR Region training week, on ‘mission coordination’, was held at the Fishing Academy in Agadir.

Case Studies Sought IMO’s Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
The primary purpose of the project is to help overcome the problems of … Each year the International Maritime Organization makes awards for bravery at sea.
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