The agreement commits both organisations to exchanging information and technical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and to harmonise training standards and guidelines across the industry while jointly promoting issues which relate to the safety of mariners and others at sea.
“Safety at sea and supporting those in peril is a key component of maritime tradition and professionalism. Through this MOU we will increase awareness in shared areas of concern and be stronger at promoting best practice,” Captain John Lloyd, CEO of The Nautical Institute, said.
Representatives from the IMRF and The Nautical Institute will also participate in each other’s workshops and seminars and will work together in the future on joint proposals and initiatives.
The IMRF is the international charity that brings together the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations to share lifesaving ideas, technologies and experiences, to work to prevent loss of life in the world’s waters, and The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for those involved in the control of seagoing ships.