Safety demonstrations for Donegal
THE RNLI and Irish
Coast Guard are to host safety events for Donegal
fishermen later this month.
The marine life-saving organisations have joined
forces to host two important safety demonstrations
aimed at making the industry "safer for everyone".
The sessions will be held in Glengad and Bunbeg and
will focus on the areas of stability, safety
awareness and deck machinery.
Safety demonstration on Tuesday, Jan
26 in Glengad Community Centre at 7pm.
RNLI fishing safety
manager Frankie Horne said: "I have been a fisherman
for 37 years from cook, to deck hand to skipper. I
am also a volunteer lifeboat crewmember with the
RNLI. I have seen many things in the industry and we
want to help foster and promote a culture of safety
in the industry.
"That starts with the fishermen themselves and with
He added: "We want the fishermen’s input into how to
solve the problems in the industry that lead to loss
of life or life-changing injuries. Fishing is still
the most dangerous peace time occupation."
The dates and venues for the demonstrations are:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Glengad Community
Centre at 7pm.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the Bunbeg Coast Guard
station at 7pm.