History of International Lifeboat federation

Late 19th / early 20th Century kit compared to todays

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 Maritime 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.