Become a Full Member

Becoming a Full Member

The following paragraphs are intended to give you a brief overview of the Full IMRF Membership.

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Open to any organisation which provides maritime search and/or rescue services by prior agreement with the authority responsible for search and rescue within the relevant region, if any.

Privileges and Duties

Privileges and Duties

•   Full Members shall have the right to attend all general meetings, to propose, second and vote upon motions, nominate for and vote in the election of Trustees;
Full Members will receive the LIFELINE newsletter (new window);
Full Members will be made aware of any promotions and events (new window) and will receive any discounts;
Full Members will receive 20% discount in the IMRF Bookshop (new window) for the duration of their Membership;
Full Members will have access to the Members Only section of the IMRF Website.
Full Members will have access to the Members Assisting Members Website (new window) for posting offers and requests.

The Full Membership is Dependent on

The Full Membership is Dependent on

1)   Payment of the dues in force.
2) Continued compliance with the eligibility criteria.

All applications for membership must be approved by the Trustees, on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee. The decision of the Trustees with respect to all matters of eligibility is final.

Membership dues will be set annually by the Trustees. Such dues may be waived or altered at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Trustees may, at their absolute discretion, allow the value of any donation-in-kind, made to the Charity by a member organisation, to be allowed in lieu of a direct payment in respect of membership dues.

The Trustees have the right to refuse new Memberships and existing Memberships, which are harmful to the IMRF Member's Community.

Full Members Subscriptions

Full Member Subscriptions

Turnover €4 Million or more per annum = €4200
Turnover €400,000 to €4 Million per annum = €1900
Turnover less than €400,000 per annum = €420

For convenience and consistency, IMRF Membership Subscriptions are expressed in Euros. The full value of Membership Subscriptions shown above should be remitted to IMRF, or transferred directly into IMRF accounts at the rate of exchange applicable to the Euro on the day of payment, and having covered any bank conversion charges or exchange commission.

Notes on Completion of Application Form

Notes on Completion of Application Form

IMRF welcomes applications for membership from all organisations, or from subsidiaries of organisations, or from departments of larger organisations, or operational search and rescue units, or individuals.
2. Subsidiary organisations, divisions of larger organisations or operational search and rescue units may apply for FULL IMRF Membership, provided that their parent organisation is not already a FULL IMRF Member and is not entitled to apply for Full Membership in its own right.
3. Organisations, which are eligible to become Full Members, but not wishing to do so for whatever reason, may alternately opt to enrol as Affiliate Members.
4. Subsidiary organisations, operational departments of larger organisations, or individual operational units involved in maritime SAR or Maritime Safety may apply for Affiliate Membership, even if their parent organisation is a Full Member of IMRF.
5.  In providing the information requested in the Application Form, please only provide the information and figures which relate directly to the organisation or subsidiary unit for which you are making the application and not for the larger or parent organisation.
6. Please ensure that if you are providing contact information on behalf of any person within your organisation that you have first obtained their permission to do so. The user name and primary e-mail address of the person which you nominate as the Authorised Representative for your organisation will be published by IMRF. Their other personal data will only be published with their consent. Please make sure that they have been made aware of this fact and of the IMRF Policy and Regulations (please see right hand side of this page).

How to Apply for Full Membership

How to Apply for Full Membership

You can either fill in the Full Membership Form online.


Or download the Form below.


Annual Membership Subscription for 2017/18

Full Member
Turnover =>€4 million €4200
Turnover €400,000 to €4 million   €1900
Turnover < €400,000 €420

Associate Member €1200

Affiliate Member €120

IMRF Supporter €30

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