Welcome to the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue

Who we are and what we do

Redningsselskapet, the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, is a nationwide humanitarian association whose purpose is to save lives, salvage assets and protect the coastal environment of Norwegian waters, as well as undertaking outreach and accidentprevention initiatives to improve the safety of those at sea in Norway and abroad.

The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue in numbers

Lives saved
Boats assisted
Children and youth educated in safety at sea
Volunteers working to ensure a safe coast
* Statistics from 2018

Humanitarian aid abroad

Throughout our 128 years long history we have built up a strong expertise in search and rescue work at sea. A knowledge that can pose significant difference in the everyday lives of people outside Norway.

Read more about our international projects

Arctic Blast

Soundings journalist Pim van Hemmen join the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue on a patrol of the icy waters near the Barents Sea to learn just how far these crews will go to save a boater’s bacon

Read the article

Safety along our coastline and lakes

With 52 rescue vessels situated along our coastline, Femunden and Mjøsa we aim to keep our shores and waters safe.

See our rescue vessels