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Lake District Deaths Highlight Carbon Monoxide Risk On Boats
#Safety - The deaths of a mother and daughter in Britain's Lake District have highlighted the need for awareness of the risk of carbon monoxide leaks on cruisers and other vessels with sleeping berths. As The Guardian reports, 36-year-old Kelly…
Irish Lifesaver Appointed Chief Referee for Euro Champs
#watersafety – An Irishman has been appointed Chief Referee for the European lifesaving Championships 2013. Irish competitors and officials are highly respected at the European Surf Lifesaving Championships, an event that tests the endurance of the fittest Lifeguards in Europe.…
NI Lifeguards To Feature In New TV Series
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards in Northern Ireland are to feature on a new television series on UTV. The Magazine starts on Sunday 7 April at 7.30pm with host Sarah Travers in her home town of Portstewart to introduce viewers to…
RNLI Lifeguards Providing Easter Beach Cover In Northern Ireland
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards will provide Easter cover for the first time on three of the most popular family beaches in Northern Ireland. For the second year running, lifeguards will be patrolling Tyrella Beach in Co Down, and for the…
New Sea Safety Training Guide for Ireland's Fishermen
#SafetyAtSea - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) highlighted the importance of safety at sea in the Irish fishing industry at this year’s Irish Skipper Expo in Galway last weekend. Ireland's sea fisheries board also marked the occasion with the launch of…
Crushing Incidents Restate Need for Safety Around Moored Vessels
#Safety - Two recent crushing accidents in the UK and Australia have restated the need for vigilance at the waterside even when boats are moored. Yachting & Boating World reported last month on a port worker at Denton Wharf in…
Thirty-Six Lives Saved in Near-Drowning Rescues
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
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
#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
#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
#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…

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