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World Maritime Rescue Congress & Exhibition 2015

World Maritime Rescue Congress & Exhibition 2015 is being held from 1st to 4th June at Bremerhaven, Germany. 

For 90 years the International Maritime Rescue Federation (formerly the International Lifeboat Federation) has provided events bringing SAR organisations together to exchange knowledge, share experiences and discuss how to prevent loss of life in the world’s waters.

The World Maritime Rescue Congress 2015 will provide an international forum of over 400 delegates representing all aspects of maritime SAR. The Congress programme includes topic-focused discussions and practical workshop sessions relating to:

  • SAR Organisation and Management
  • SAR Mission Coordination
  • SAR Operations
  • Mass Rescue Operations
  • Rescue Boat Guidelines
  • Safety on Water Education Awareness Project
  • SAR programmes for developing countries

Every four years the IMRF provides a world class forum and exhibition for those involved in maritime search and rescue. The World Maritime Rescue Congress 2015 will provide updates and open discussion on key projects covering:

  • SAR vessels and ships  
  • SAR aircraft - fixed and rotary-wing
  • Training and education 
  • Rescue coordination  
  • Communications
  • Maritime Safety 
  • Emergency medical practitioners
  • Specialist rescue
  • International cooperation
  • Funding and fundraising for SAR
  • Management and administration
  • Technology and innovation

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The World Maritime Rescue Congress will host a major exhibition, providing suppliers and partners to the sector with a great opportunity to get alongside many of the world's SAR decision makers and practitioners at a single event.

  • Exhibitors and rescuers can openly discuss their ideas and plans with colleagues, specialists and developers.

  • Suppliers and manufacturers can gain a unique insight into market requirements as well as a unique level of access to key decision makers of the world’s maritime rescue services.

  • There will be opportunities to demonstrate rescue craft and new equipment on the River Weser, right next to the Congress and Exhibition venue.

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