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What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards

What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards

The H.E.R.O. Awards was brought into life by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and McMurdo in 2016 to raise awareness and recognition to the hard-working individuals and organisations making maritime Search and Rescue possible.

The H.E.R.O. Awards are meant to:

Raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in the maritime SAR community, with the aim of increasing Government, commercial and public recognition, support and funding;
Reward the selfless efforts and achievements of individuals who make sacrifices to save lives, on the water or in support;
Raise awareness of innovative SAR products, technologies and processes with the aim of spreading ideas for improvement;
Raise awareness of the role and responsibilities of the IMRF with the aim of increasing membership and participation.

Nomination Form


The IMRF Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations (H.E.R.O.) Awards recognise and thank courageous individuals and teams for both their brave rescue missions and the technical innovation that make such a vital contribution to the IMRF's worldwide mission to prevent loss of life at sea.



Nominations for the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards will remain open until 24.00 hours (UK time) on 28 July 2017. Those wishing to enter the H.E.R.O. Awards must compete the registration form below.


How to Enter

You can apply by using the form below. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions here (new window), before submitting.


Adding a Video

If you wish to add a video, you can add the URL to this form. This is an optional part of the application.

What You Need to Know:

1) The video can’t be any longer than 4 minutes long.
2) Please upload your video to Youtube (new window) or Vimeo (new window), or similar video websites. You can set the settings to “unlisted” so only people with a link can watch your video.
3) Copy and paste your video url in the URL text box below.

For any queries, please e-mail us at hero@imrf.org.uk.

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Contact Info -

International Maritime Rescue Federation
H.E.R.O. Awards
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405

E-mail: hero@imrf.org.uk


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