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Thirty-Six Lives Saved in Near-Drowning Rescues
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#irishwatersafety – Twenty-six rescuers from twenty-two dramatic near-death incidents will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Awards Ceremony at City Hall, Dublin on Tuesday 27th November 2012, from 3pm to 5pm. Thirty-six lives were saved through the brave actions…
RNLI Seeks Responses in Sea Safety Advice Survey
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#SAFETY AT SEA - How do you use weather forecasts to plan your leisure time on the water?  The RNLI asks all water users in the UK and Ireland to take a quick 10-minute survey by the UK's Met Office.…
How To Install a Fire Suppression System On Your Vessel
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#SAFETY ON BOARD - Tackling fires on board a vessel is usually a case of grabbing the trusty fire extinguisher. But what if the fire is in the engine compartment, and you don't realise what's happening till it's too late?…
Tourist Dies in Cape Town Charter Boat Capsize
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#WATER SAFETY - Irish tourists headed to South Africa have been reminded of the dangers of the sea after a whale-watching vessel capsized near Cape Town at the weekend. As BBC News reports, British tourist Peter Hyett and crewman John…
Marine Notice: Alcohol and Drugs Onboard Pleasure Craft
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#WATER SAFETY - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has published a Marine Notice addressed to all pleasure and recreational craft owners, masters and users to remind the public of the law in relation to being under the…
Marine Notice: Annual Servicing of Lifesaving Equipment
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#MARINE NOTICE - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) reminds vessel owners and all seafarers of the requirement to service their lifejackets, liferafts and other safety equipment. All items that form part of…
Irish Water Safety Warns of Work Related Drownings
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Since the start of 2007, there have been 22 work-related fatalities where the victim drowned according to Irish Water Safety. The Breakdown by sector (excluding those under current investigation): 2 in Agriculture 17 in Fishing 1 in Quarrying 1 in…
Portuguese Man-of-Wars Arrive on Irish Shores
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#WATER SAFETY - Irish Water Safety is warning members of the public that Portuguese Man-of-Wars have landed on beaches in Waterford and Cork, with reports of sightings in Tramore, Ardmore, Inchydoney and Schull so far – and may land on…
Marine Notice on Legal Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices
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#WATER SAFETY - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) addresses the legal requirements for all recreational craft owners, masters and users in relation to the wearing and carrying of personal flotation devices (PFDs).…
Young Girl Dies in Hospital After Incident on Co Antrim Beach
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#WATER SAFETY - The Belfast Telegraph reports that an 11-year-old girl has died in an accident at the seaside near Portballintrae in Co Antrim. The young girl, who has not yet been named, was taken to hospital in critical condition…
Teenager Drowns in Derry Reservoir Tragedy
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#WATER SAFETY - Summer swimmers have been urged not to underestimate the coldness of the water after a teenager drowned in a Co Derry reservoir in the early hours of this morning. BBC News reports that emergency crews were called…
'Put Safety Before Complacency When You Go Boating' Warns Safety Body
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#SAFETY– Warmer weather has turned many waterways into a playground for aquatic sports and boating activities. Accidents can happen fast on water and there may not be time to reach for a lifejacket in an emergency therefore don't just carry…
This Friday Last Day for 2012 Fingal Lifeguard Applicants
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#WATER SAFETY - This coming Friday 30 March is the closing date for applications for Fingal County Council beach lifeguards for the 2012 summer season. Lifeguard cover will be provided on Fingal beaches on weekdays and weekends 11am to 7pm…
Irish Tourist Drowns in Melbourne
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#WATER SAFETY - A 27-year-old Irish tourist had died after drowning in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The tourist and a colleague, who have not yet been named, had reportedly entered the Yarra River in central…
Teen Surfers Honoured for Saving Boy from Drowning
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#WATER SAFETY - Two teenage surfers have been honoured for their brave effort in rescuing a young boy from drowning earlier this year, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/safety/water-safety http://afloat.ie/safety/rescue http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1123/1224307999902.html Bernard Cahill, 17, and Donough Cronin, 16, from Ennis received…
Fatality Rate for Fishermen An 'Absolute Tragedy'
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Fishermen and farmers make up more than half of all work-related fatalities in Ireland, according to the Minister for the Marine. As The Irish Times reports, Simon Coveney TD decried it as an "absolute tragedy" in the Dáil. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1007/1224305390030.html He…

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