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Safe manning a requirement of all fishing vessels

Safe manning a requirement of all fishing vessels

Owners and skippers reminded to apply for a Safe Manning Document Owners and skippers of fishing vessels are reminded to apply for a Safe Manning Document from the Marine Survey Office at the Department of Transport. Safe manning is an important factor in the safe...

re-Fish: A Fish Safety Foundation Initiative

re-Fish: A Fish Safety Foundation Initiative

re-FISH is an initiative, run by the FISH Safety Foundation, a New Zealand based charity, dedicated to the safety of fishers at sea globally. Fishing is recognised as one of the most dangerous occupations in the world with at least 32,000 fishing related deaths per...

Mullion launch a new improved 275 Newton life jacket

Mullion launch a new improved 275 Newton life jacket

A new improved version of the Mullion Compact Supreme to the 275N Standard complete with Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was launched at Irish Skipper Expo 2022 in March of this year. After the successful introduction to Safety at Sea of the COMPACT SUPREME 150N PLB,...

Shetland’s fishing fleet now safer at sea 

Shetland’s fishing fleet now safer at sea 

The crews of Shetland’s whitefish boats will benefit from new defibrillators being donated to help save lives at sea. A dozen new devices, designed to give controlled electrical shocks to the heart of someone in cardiac arrest, have been secured for the local fleet...

UK Fishing industry ramps up safety messages

UK Fishing industry ramps up safety messages

Latest Home and Dry campaign from the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG) turns the spotlight on reducing capsize incidents Ten commercial fishermen have tragically lost their lives in accidents at sea in 2021 making it the highest number of deaths in a decade,...

RNLI Fishing Safety

RNLI Fishing Safety

RNLI Fishing Safety During the summer of 2021 RNLI Fishing Safety were able to start working on the coast again, all be it in a less than normal way. However, it was good to be out working with the Fishing Industry again. We have been assisting with Seafish mandatory...

Calling for Help

Calling for Help

Frankie Horne RNLI Fishing Safety Manager Fishermen all over the UK and Ireland have an unwritten rule to help each other in times of need or distress. They tend only to call for help from others as a last resort. I am sure this will continue for years to come....