IMG 7771aThe Lifeboat Crew Exchange is managed by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in association with a different IMRF Member each year.


erasmuslogoThe European Crew Exchange project is partly funded and supported by Erasmus+.









Any individuals interested in participating should advise their Lifeboat Station. We unfortunately cannot accept direct requests from individuals.

To be eligible for the exchange programme, participants need to be:

minilogoimrf2   Physically active and fit to undertake practical training exercises;
minilogoimrf2   Have a good understanding of the English language;
minilogoimrf2   Active with a lifeboat/rescue organisation;
minilogoimrf2   Rescue Lifeboat Crew Member (volunteer or paid);
minilogoimrf2   Over the age of 18.


Lifeboat Organisations

If your organisation is interested in participating as a host, or would like to have one or more of your crew members attending next year’s exchange, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.