Nominate a H.E.R.O

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards 2017.

Bruce Reid, CEO IMRF says: “The IMRF H.E.R.O awards shine a light on the outstanding work done by the paid and unpaid professionals globally who work selflessly to keep our waters safer. We want more people to understand the complexity of maritime SAR and to see the people who are working to ensure people in distress can be saved”

There are four categories in the IMRF H.E.R.O Awards 2017;

* Individual award recognising outstanding contribution by an individual in a maritime SAR operation

* Team award, recognising outstanding contribution by a team or teams in the maritime SAR ecosystem working together to save lives, sponsored by McMurdo.

* Innovation and Technology award recognising new products and technologies developed that improve the work and success of SAR organisations.

* The Vladimir Maksimov Lifetime achievement award recognising outstanding service to SAR by an individual or organisation, sponsored by Inmarsat.

Nominations can be made online at www.imrfhero.org/nomination-form alternatively email hero@imrf.org.uk or call 0044 (0)1569 767405 for an application form. The closing date is 28 July, 2017.

The H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 recognise actions that took place, or were completed, in the period from 01 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Any individual or organisation anywhere in the world can be nominated for a H.E.R.O Award.

The H.E.R.O awards 2017 are supported by McMurdo.

By Jake Frith

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