LIFE LINE Online – June 2013

June 2013
As LIFE LINE goes to press, the publication of the 2013 edition of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual – the IAMSAR Manual – is imminent. IAMSAR is the key international document for SAR people.

The Migrant Problem

The problem is when migrants setting out, very often in over-crowded and unseaworthy craft, simply seeking a better life – but getting into distress before they can reach the ‘promised land’.


Search And Rescue News

Broadly Boats News

Firetrench Directory

Costa Concordia: the SAR Response

The IMRF’s regional meeting in Valletta, Malta, in April 2013 was addressed by, among others, Rear Admiral Cristiano Aliperta of the Italian Coast Guard, who described the SAR response to the Costa Concordia accident.

News From Around The World 
The IMRF’s Board of Trustees visited the Armed Forces of Malta’s rescue coordination centre in Valletta during a visit to the island in April 2013 for the Trustees’ half-yearly management meeting, and for a focus day involving IMRF Members from the region.
In the Bahamas in early April 2013 the United States Coast Guard held one of the largest live MRO exercises ever staged, working with the Bahamian authorities and the cruise ship industry on an “exercise of processes”.
The IMRF in Bangladesh
On 13 August 2013, the IMRF will hold a mass rescue operations workshop with representatives of the Bangladeshi naval, port, shipping, inland water transport, fisheries and emergency response agencies.

A Note From Ann 

Greetings All,


Thank you 

for taking the time to read about the exciting work being done by members, partners and the IMRF Management Team, as we progress through the calendar year.   



It has certainly been a busy time in our Stonehaven office with Jill, Wendy and I now relocated to our new address at: The IMRF, 50 Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2RA.  Telephone Number:  0044 1569 767405.

It is amazing how much paperwork we have generated over the months, and we used the move of office as an excellent opportunity to do a bit of much-needed clearing out and housekeeping.

It certainly highlighted the incredible steps forward taken by the IMRF over the past few months, along with the amazing historical achievements over the years since evolving from ILF and all of it done with such a small team. What a super book this will make!

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Keep safe,




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