The International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards 2018 have been presented to a group of exceptional individuals and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding bravery, professional expertise and innovation in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR).
The judges of the IMRF Awards 2018 were; Michael Vlasto, Former IMRF Chair and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel, Nigel Clifford, General Manager Safety and Response, Maritime New Zealand, Jared Blows, MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) Chief, MRCC Cape Town, South Africa, Stein Solberg, JNCC Stavanger, Norway, Gwynne Lewis, Maritime Product Line Director, Orolia, Nicolai Jarlsby, President, Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue.
You can learn more about the IMRF Awards at http://www.imrfawards.org/
The Innovation and Technology Award is proudly sponsored by Pole Star.
“As a testament to Pole Star’s dedication to increasing maritime safety and security, we are delighted to be sponsoring the Innovation & Technology H.E.R.O. award for the second year running. Since our inception 20 years ago, we have worked alongside governments, search and rescue operations, naval operations, and shipping companies, and are thrilled to have the opportunity to honour those who put their lives at risk every day, to go above and beyond the call of duty in saving lives at sea" said Julian Longson, Managing Director of Pole Star.