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IMRF 2022 Awards - Runners-Up

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

Our Group has been announced as runners up in the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) 2022 Awards. These prestigious awards recognise volunteer and professional search and rescue (SAR) personnel from around the world. Commander Chrissy Heu and Senior Rescue Skipper Mike Cockburn were honoured for their incredible rescue of three men whose yacht had capsized in treacherous conditions back in May this year. The pair were runners up in the ‘Team: For Outstanding Team Contribution to Maritime SAR Operations’ category, coming second to the SOS Mediterranée R/S Ocean Viking SAR Team who saved 247 people in 48 hours from the Mediterranean Sea in February.

Congratulations Chrissy and Mike – well deserved recognition for an incredible rescue and we are all so very proud of you both and all our amazing volunteers!

The "Dolcie Bella"
L to R Dolly Lucas, Mick Ackland, Jan Ackland, Valerie Boucher, Chrissy Heu, Mike Cockburn, Wayne Harston, Carla Reger

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