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BIM and RNLI to Man Overboard experience 21.11.22

BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Irelandís Seafood Development Agency has partnered with the RNLI to deliver a series of one day Man Overboard experiences aimed at Irish fishers during 2023.

The first of these will take place on the 20th & 21st January 2023 at the Errigal Training Centre pool in Falcarragh. The aim of the events is to highlight the importance of wearing a correctly fitted Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and to ensure fishers are ready to implement their vessels Man Overboard (MOB) recovery plan. Participants will experience first-hand the difference between falling overboard in challenging sea conditions with no PDF, followed by the same incident with their PFD correctly fitted.
The free, one day classes will run on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2023 at the Errigal Training Centre. For more info visit: https://bim.ie .
Recent research (May 2021) commissioned by BIM to understand more about fishers and their views on safety at sea revealed the vast majority of fishers understand that wearing a PFD could save their lives. However, just over half of fishers interviewed said they do not always wear their PFD at sea. The research also highlighted that 80% of those that have attended safety at sea training within the past five years are considerably more likely to regularly wear their PFD. This compares to 58% for those that were on a training course more than five years ago or have never been on one before.

The free, one day classes will run on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2023 at the Errigal Training Centre. Further dates and locations will be announced in due course. Potential participants must have their BIM Mandatory Safety Training completed and be over 16 years of age.

To register your interest contact Lisa Hollingum by email at Lisa_Hollingum@rnli.org.uk or call 087 1138126. For more information visit: https://bim.ie .
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