Swedish Sea Rescue Society
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) (in Swedish: Swedish: Svenska Sällskapet för Räddning af Skeppsbrutne ) is a Swedish voluntary organisation that works with maritime search and rescue on Swedish lakes and seas. The society runs 66 lifeboat stations, with over 160 boats and over 1800 volunteers. Of these, more than 300 are on call at any time, and can respond to a call within 15 minutes.
Under an agreement with the Swedish Maritime Administration the purpose of the society is:
- to maintain an interest in maritime search and rescue
- to suggest measures to improve service in this area
- to manage individual search and rescue operations within Swedish waters
The society also provides technical advice in areas where there may not be an immediate danger.
Between 1982 and 1991 the society produced its own coins, with a face value of 25 Swedish kronor. Since 2001 money has been received from the Swedish Postcode Lottery, which in 2009 totalled 21.5 million kronor.
- "771 Sjöräddningssällskapets resurser" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-22.
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