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Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft

6th June 2017
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft Photo: Dublin Port Company

#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in Marine Notice No 21 of 2017.

Also recently published is a reminder to masters, owners and users of the requirements set out in the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Equipment and Operation of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length overall, with particular reference to the fitting of appropriate non-slip decking.

Marine Notice No 22 of 2017 comes on the foot of recommendations from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board in its report last year into an incident on a lobster boat off Donegal, in which a crewman died after falling overboard.

Finally, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport has made a new Statutory Instrument that gives effect to an EU regulation on procedures for the identification of recreational craft and personal watercraft.

Full details of the new legislation are included in Marine Notice No 23 of 2017, a PDF of which is available to read or download HERE.

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