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The Winners of the IMRF Awards 2018 Are ...

The winners of the IMRF Awards 2018 have been announced at a formal dinner and award ceremony attended by shortlisted finalists from around the world.

Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF says; “The winners of this years’ IMRF Awards include some outstanding individuals and exceptional organisations and companies who really set the ‘gold standard’ for maritime search and rescue around the world."

“We would like to thank all those who submitted nominations. We congratulate all those who were shortlisted and the runners up in each category, but most of all we celebrate this years’ winners. They really are remarkable and act as an inspiration to all those working and volunteering all around the world to prevent loss of life in the world’s waters. We would also like to thank all of the IMRF Award sponsors who make this global recognition and celebration of maritime SAR excellence possible, and, of course, the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, who so generously hosted this year’s Awards ceremony.”

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All of the IMRF Awards 2018 finalists are exceptional people and organisations from around the world who go above and beyond in maritime search and rescue (SAR).

The People's Choice Award is your chance to select the finalist that you think really stands out. And today is is your last chance.

The finalist who has the most 'Facebook likes' at 16:00 GMT today (8 November 2018) will be awarded the People's Choice Award 2018 at the presentation ceremony, which takes place this evening.

Full details of all the Award winners will be posted on our social media channels shortly after the event.

Read all the Finalists posts here:

Captain Siddarth Sharma - https://goo.gl/qzVc8X
Alexander Menzel - https://goo.gl/xW5E5p
KNRM Station Terschelling Paal 8 - https://goo.gl/Dyw3zP
The Canadian Coast Guard Volunteer Rescue Specialists - https://goo.gl/GYTMwS
NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoys - https://goo.gl/R9Y3hv
RescueNET - https://goo.gl/2PJDQ7
Captain Nikifor Guerchev - https://goo.gl/mYU5Sc
Johannes Kooijman - https://goo.gl/GwvnMR
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For the first time, since the Awards started 3 years ago, you can now watch the IMRF Awards Ceremony live on Youtube!

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards aim to recognise some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world that make maritime search and rescue (SAR) possible.

Watch the IMRF Awards 2018 Ceremony live on 8 November 2018 from CET 19:00 (18:00 GMT)
onwards on the IMRF Awards channel: http://bit.ly/imrfawards.

Don't Miss It!

Watch the Promo Video: https://youtu.be/F-cONE3e89Q

Watch the Ceremony Live (8 November): http://bit.ly/imrfawards

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The shortlisted finalists for the IMRF Awards 2018 have been announced. The Awards recognize the exceptional professionalism and dedication of SAR professionals around the world, all the finalists have in some way made an outstanding contribution in the field of maritime SAR.

We are now going to publish more details about each shortlisted finalist – one a day, every day - for the next 8 days.

So, keep coming back and/or follow us to see the latest story.

There will be another exciting announcement regarding the Finalists’ stories on the 1st November 2018. Watch this space!
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Captain Siddarth Sharma
A master on a ship - the ITB ASTAL-LORIDA - from Mumbai India.

Captain Siddarth Sharma is nominated for his actions in saving two French Fisherman, who had been drifting for three days on a sinking fishing boat.

He was the master of ITB ASTAL-LORIDA, employed by Trinitas Ship Management and based in India and he says that he simply did what every seafarer should do – to save anyone in distress at sea.

The rescue took place on 11 January 2018 about midday. Captain Siddarth Sharma was on the bridge and spotted the boat about 2.5 kilometers away. He immediately decided to take action - calling on all of the crew to help.

The fishermen had been drifting for three days in very rough weather, strong winds and heavy rain. Their food and water had been washed away, the boat’s engine had failed and they’d lost the anchor in the severe weather conditions.

It took three arduous attempts over three hours in lashing winds and strong swells to bring the weak and starving fishermen onboard Captain Siddarth’s ship. They used the pilot ladder on the port side along with lifejackets, lifebuoys and fired the line throwing apparatus three times to try and reach them until they were eventually successful.

The rescued fishermen were handed over to the French navy at Mayotte, which was a diversion from the ship’s planned passage and had to be agreed with the ship’s owners and company first.

Captain Siddarth Sharma says that; “It is every seafarer’s and Master’s solemn duty to save souls in distress at sea. I just did what any seafarer should do. Yes, it was an instant decision, but not without assessing the risks involved. I just did my duty.”

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IMRF Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

Nominations received from across all maritime sectors, but following considerable discussion, the judges have now released their shortlist …

Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF says; “We’re delighted to announce this year’s IMRF Awards finalists. The nominations have been submitted from all over the world and the judges’ selection highlights just some of the incredible actions, expertise and skills shown by those involved in saving lives at sea.”

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IMRF Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced
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CM Hammar Sponsorship Announcement

CM Hammar, who for the past 160 years have been providing better solutions for safety at sea, are sponsoring the 2018 IMRF Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Maritime SAR Operation.

CM Hammar, IMRF associate members and corporate supporter, were inspired to get involved in this year’s awards to demonstrate their commitment and thanks to the SAR community and our members who are involved in rescue operations every year where lives are saved.

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The IMRF Bookshop Newsletter - October 2018 - is now available! https://goo.gl/vEsdmZ
IMRF Bookshop Newsletter - October 2018
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Second IMRF Course in Mass Rescue Operations Planning Held in Sweden

On 4-6 September 2018 the IMRF held its second ‘subject-matter expert’ course in maritime mass rescue operations, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. There were 26 participants from around the world – from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and the UK.

The course considered, in some depth, issues common to such events – especially how to fill the SAR ‘capability gap’ implicit in the International Maritime Organization’s definition of an MRO, which is “characterised by the need for immediate response to large numbers of persons in distress, such that the capabilities normally available to the search and rescue authorities are inadequate”.

Participants discussed details of such operations and their coordination, the need for effective communications in what are complex and stressful circumstances, and the necessary training and testing regimes.

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The IMRF Bookshop Newsletter September 2018 is out now!

Read here: https://goo.gl/wBaVTR
IMRF Bookshop Newsletter - September 2018
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