International Association of Volunteer Water Rescuers

Local Community-Based Lifeboat Rescue: A Global Tradition

The tradition of vessels responding to distress situations at sea is part of the cultural fabric and, in many cases, the law for most maritime nations. Citizens of maritime communities interact daily with their coastal environment for work and recreation. Their detailed local knowledge, when combined with proven rescue skills, provides an efficient, quick response for those in need on the water.

Global Volunteer Water Rescue Organizations Include:


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