The Swedish Sea Rescue Society is a non-governmental organization, established in 1907. Today, it is responsible for 70% of all sea rescues in Sweden. The Society’s rescue stations are spread across the Swedish coast and on the country’s major lakes. They attend calls 24 hours a day. They are staffed by 2,000 volunteer crew members – doctors, fishermen, salesmen, farmers, plumbers, teachers and others – who live near the stations and undertake regular training.
We support the Torekov Coastal Guard in Southern Sweden. Our grants have helped the team to buy its 12-meter boat “Rescue Gripen”, and contributed to volunteer training and safety equipment.