WMRC 2023

Congress Hosts

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is the international non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to develop and improve maritime search and rescue (SAR) capacity around the world, improving maritime SAR capability worldwide.
The IMRF brings together the world’s maritime SAR organisations and has both voluntary and governmental organisations as members. As well as capacity building, the IMRF also has an advocacy role, providing an international voice for its members.
It is the only maritime SAR NGO with consultative status at the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The IMRF, then called International Lifeboat Conference (ILF), was founded in 1924.

Visit our website: https://www.international-maritime-rescue.org/

The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM)

De Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM), in English – The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, helps and rescues people in distress on the water. The rescuers and lifeboats spring into action after an alarm. The KNRM has 45 rescue stations along the coast. The 75 lifeboats are manned by 1,400 volunteers. The KNRM takes action more than 2,000 times a year for emergency reports in which more than 3,000 people are helped or rescued. The knowledge we have of risks and accidents on the water is actively shared to prevent casualties. The KNRM Lifeguards are monitoring the beaches of the ‘wadden islands’ during the summer season. Seafarers on all seas can also call on the KNRM Radio Medical Service (RMD) for remote medical advice. The KNRM is a charity and is fully funded from voluntary contributions from donors and from legacies.
The KNRM was established in 1824.

Visit our website: https://www.knrm.nl/