NSRI is attending the World Maritime Rescue Congress 2011 in Shanghai, China from 24-28 August.
The congress is held every four years and brings together maritime rescue organisations from around the world through the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) represents member organisations from over 65 different countries. Their goal is to share information about life saving technologies and experiences and to cooperate with one another to achieve their common humanitarian aim: “Preventing loss of life in the world’s waters”.
According to historians the world’s first maritime rescue response service was established in China, circa 1701, at Zhenjiang, on the banks of the Yangtze river.
The following pictures were sent by Sea Rescue’s Marketing Director Meriel Bartlett and show a demonstration to conference delegates on the 24th August : the 60th anniversary of the China Rescue and Salvage organisation.
See how the ChinaDaily.com covered the exercise here.