Queensferry RNLI volunteer takes part in international crew exchange programme
An RNLI volunteer from Queensferry Lifeboat Station took part in a lifeboat crew exchange programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).
Notes to editors
- Queensferry lifeboat station has been operating since 1967. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:
- The European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme enables participants to share ideas and experiences amongst their fellow maritime SAR organisations to improve capabilities and operational best practices cohesively and cost-effectively. Crew members can then bring back their gained professional knowledge and experience to their own SAR organisation.
- This IMRF member-only programme launched in 2012 and takes place every year. More than 519 crew members from IMRF's member organisations have taken part since its launch. During COVID-19, the IMRF ran a series of online webinars to ensure the programme remained an important part of the maritime SAR calendar.
- 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 and is the only maritime SAR NGO with consultative status at the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO). International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) (international-maritime-rescue.org)
- The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, or Redningsselskapet in Norwegian, commonly shortened to “RS”, is a charity that saves lives at sea in the waters of Norway.
Julie Dominguez, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]
Adele Allan, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]
Jaye Mackay, RNLI Media Engagement Placement for Scotland, 07929 673286, [email protected]
Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789
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