Maritime Search and Rescue Association


T&P Supports Maritime Rescue Service.


Helping Heroes

Germany’s sea rescue service has served the community for 145 years. The German Maritime Search and Rescue Association (DGzRS) evolved from local volunteer associations – without public subsidy – and now has 54 maritime rescue stations located on the North Sea and Baltic coast. With 186 full-time staff and 800 qualified volunteers, the service has 61 cruisers and lifeboats that perform high-risk rescues. The efficient organization is funded by donations and is justifiably considered as a shining example at a time when Kennedy’s appeal “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!” has mostly been forgotten. Whoever has experience of the high seas will appreciate the bravery of the crews that leave in a hurricane when everyone else seeks protection on dry land.


For more information about the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association (DGzRS) please go to:




Our 2011/2012 campaign for donations to launch the lifeboat stationed at Maasholm/Baltic Sea with the name of “Wuppertal” is also featured on the website at