Types of Maritime Vessels

The different types of ships, boats, tugs, ferries and now jet ski and jet pack water craft are being used out in the ocean. A birds eye view of the different types of vessels, shows that spending time on the water, be it for work or pleasure, has come a long way.

Ships used for transportation are one of the largest ocean going vessels like container, bulk carriers and general cargo ships make up a few of these.

Fishing boats come in all different sizes with commercial fishing boats ranging up to 90 feet long. These boats can be processors and non-processors with large refrigeration storage and staying out at sea for weeks at a time.

People transportation through ferry boats and passenger ship. Some passenger ships for holiday vacations can stand 10 stories high and contain cinemas. waterslides and rock climbing areas.

The smallest water crafts such as jet ski and now jet packs for on water entertainment are hydro engineering at its best.jet ski

Maritime Innovations

With innovations in radio, radar, and personnel training, a great need for sustained funding exists in International Maritime Rescue Federation operations. The majority of this need is to accelerate the foundation of this organisation’s initial charter. A recognised charter will transform the organisation, once known as The International Lifeboat Federation, into a body that aims to virtually eliminate open seas casualties.

 Sea rescue

The IMRF continues to use the original mission of the International Lifeboat Federation since its inception in 1924. Before integrated maritime technologies, community boaters had to organise to cover oceanic surface areas when search and rescue was required. Coordination between military, civilian, and volunteer resources has always been, and will continue to be, at the core of the IMRF mission. New funding however, will ensure the organisation’s efficiency by installing modern search systems, and utilising highly trained systems specialists.

The History

The International Lifeboat Federation was formed back in 1924, and this was prior to the use of radio communication. The term lifeboat came from when several lifeboats were utilised by several communities to perform search and rescue operations on the seas. This organisation has always been an organisation based on civilian, military full-time, or volunteers.

After 82 years, the organisation changed its name to the International Early life jacketsMaritime Rescue. Now, with coordination with radar, radio, and appropriate funding the organisation can continue its pursuit of its initial charter. For this reason, continued funding and support of the International Maritime Rescue is essential. As it is with their help and hard work that, we will be able to achieve zero casualties on the open seas.


Welcome to International Lifeboat Federation. We are currently working on our site and hope to have it up and running for 2017.

With the holiday season ahead of us, make sure to stay safe out on the water and looking forward to you joining us in 2017 and check out our site.