IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU
The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations' shared objective to improve safety at sea.
The IMRF is the international charity that brings together the world's maritime search and rescue organisations to share lifesaving ideas, technologies and experiences, to work to prevent loss of life in the world's waters, and The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for those involved in the control of seagoing ships.
The MOU commits both organisations to exchanging information and technical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and to harmonise training standards and guidelines across the industry while jointly promoting issues which relate to the safety of mariners and others at sea.
Representatives from the IMRF and The Nautical Institute will also participate in each other's workshops and seminars and will work together in the future on joint proposals and initiatives. The Nautical Institute will be represented at the IMRF's World Maritime Rescue Congress, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada in June 2019.
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brings the world's maritime search and rescue organisations together in one global and growing family, to share knowledge and improve maritime SAR coordination and response so more people in distress on the sea can be saved.
IMRF's member organisations, share their lifesaving ideas, technologies and experiences and freely cooperate with one another to achieve their common humanitarian aim: "Preventing loss of life in the world's waters".
The International Maritime Rescue Federation was founded (as the International Lifeboat Federation) in 1924. In 1985 it was granted non-governmental consultative status with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in recognition of the good work being undertaken and the growing need for an organisation to act as a global focal point for maritime search and rescue. In 2003 it was registered as an independent charity and in 2007 the organisation was renamed the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), reflecting the broader scope of modern maritime search and rescue activity.
The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in over 120 countries.