Fishing

MCA Stability Guidance Booklet

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The MCA in the UK have released a fishing vessel stability guidance booklet. Part 1 is aimed at everyone, from the crew member to the skipper, the owner and anyone involved in the management and operation of the vessel. Part 2 is aimed at skippers and is intended to provide greater detail on the more […]

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Marine Tourism Safety Scheme

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Marine Tourism Scheme Form Who’s eligible? Owners of licenced marine tourism vessels less than or equal to 15 metres in registered length overall which operate in Irish coastal waters. What’s funded? Both the purchase and installation of safety equipment may be funded by the scheme. The full list of items covered by the scheme are listed on […]

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Fleet Safety Scheme

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BIM Fleet Safety Scheme Form Recover up to 60% of the cost retrospectively under the Fleet Safety Scheme – Safety equipment eligible for grant aid under the Scheme – miscellaneous – Safety statements / manuals. *60% rate applies to vessels which are under 12m length overall (LOA).

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Refrigeration Gas Fatality

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You may have seen the recent MCIB report in relation to a fatality due to RSW unit gas leak in the fish tank on vessel based in Scotland.   Safety Bulletin 4/2018 published- Urgent bulletin on working in enclosed spaces issued after a fatal accident on fishing vessel Sunbeam at Fraserburgh, Scotland.   In this […]

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Outboard engine check

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In the coming months vessels will be placed afloat after the winter months ashore, when it comes to trailer launched vessels the engine may not have been operated for some time and prior launch checks should be undertken . The attached Australian marine notice is intended for rescue craft but the guidance is relevant to […]

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Fishing Fatalities Graph

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In 2012 Ireland  had a total of 7 fatalities, the same amount as recorded in Spain these accounted for 14 of the 17 fatalities recorded in Europe by the E.M.S.A In 2016 fatalities in fishing account for over half of all those recorded by the E.M.S.A recorded as 55 of the total of 106 fatalities […]