An International Maritime Rescue Federation seminar will be held in Cape Town from 13 to 15 March 2016.
A group of maritime rescue experts from around the world will be hosted by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) and the National Sea Rescue Institute for two days of workshops ending with a IMRF executive meeting on Tuesday 15 March.
While the IMRF trustees are in Cape Town they will focus on Search and Rescue on the African continent. Professionals from organisations like the British Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Coastguard New Zealand and the Swedish Sea Rescue Society as well as Life saving South Africa and the National Sea Rescue Institute will be presenting papers at the mini conference.
“It is important that we host this meeting as there is a real need to evolve and develop Search and Rescue capability in the SADC Region and on the African continent. Visits like this create context for discussion,” said Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO.