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'Operation Safe Water' Brings Agencies Together To Promote Safety Awareness Among Water Users
#WaterSafety - Inter-agency efforts to promote safer enjoyment of the water were the order of the day at Operation Safe Water, which took place in Howth Harbour yesterday (Thursday 9 July). Members of An Garda Siochana, the Irish Coast Guard…
Beware of High Tides Caused By the Full Moon
#fullmoon – The warm weather has brought many people out to enjoy the seaside and coastal walks, however the CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech is warning the public that there is a full moon tomorrow 2nd of July…
RNLI Lifeguards Deal With First Major First Aid Incident Ahead Of Summer Season In Northern Ireland
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards commenced full-time summer patrol on 10 beaches in Northern Ireland at the weekend. Following weeks of intensive training in preparation for the new season, the lifeguards will be keeping visitors safe on seven beaches along the…
Hot Tub Adrift In English Channel, Vessels Warned
#HotTub - Vessels in the English Channel have been warned to keep watch for a hot tub adrift in the water after a houseboat sank near Brighton this week. On Wednesday 17 June, Newhaven RNLI attended to a tug towing…
NMCI To Host International IASST Meeting & Conference
#WaterSafety - The National Maritime College of Ireland, as a member of the International Association of Safety and Survival Training (IASST), be hosting the 67th International IASST Meeting & Conference on 19-20 October 2015 at the NMCI campus in Ringaskiddy.…
Marine Notice: Code Of Practice For The Safe Operation Of Recreational Craft
#MarineNotice - In response to recommendations by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB), Marine Notice No 26 of 2015 has been issued to promote and highlight the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft, as well as…
Number of UK Drownings at Lowest Since Records Began
#drowning – The number of accidental drownings in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since records began. There were a total of 338 water-related deaths from accidents or natural causes across the UK in 2014, according to a…
Coroner Rules Misadventure In West Cork Diver Deaths Inquest
#WaterSafety - Recreational divers must follow safety guidelines to the letter, a coroner has urged during the inquest into the death of two diving enthusiasts off West Cork last summer. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the two men in their…
Families Risk Lives In Howth As Waves Break Over Harbour Wall
#WaterSafety - Families were spotted risking their lives on Howth's exposed harbour walls in recent stormy weather conditions. TheJournal.ie reports with photos of some parents with children as young as toddler age frolicking under the waves as they crashed over…
New Website For Schools Promotes 'Water Safety Fun'
#WaterSafety - Irish Water Safety (IWS) has launched its new water safety website for primary school teachers, pupils and parents. The site for IWS' Primary Aquatic Water Safety programme, or PAWS, combines clear, simple water safety messages with material for…
Maritime Safety Strategy – What Does It Mean for Leisure Sailors?
#safetyatsea – Last Thursday (April 16) the Department of Transport published its Maritime Safety Strategy, resulting from the "Sea Change" consultation last year. By chance this coincided exactly with our publication of the ICC's independent analysis of the Marine Casualty…
President Will Open County Clare Lifesaving Training Centre
#lifesaving – President Michael D. Higgins will officially open a new Lifesaving Training Centre at White Strand, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare this afternoon.  The centre will train Lifeguards and the general public in Irish Water Safety's syllabus for swimming, water…
National Lifeguard Training Centre Opens In Tramore
#WaterSafety - Tomorrow (Monday 9 March) sees the opening of the new National Lifeguard Training Centre in Tramore, Co Waterford, as The Irish Times reports. The €500,000 inter-agency initiative will have a focus on training people for the growing discipline…
RNLI Advises Public To Stay Away From Cliff Edges On NI's North Coast
#WaterSafety - The RNLI is advising anyone planning on visiting its lifeguarded beaches on the North Coast to stay well away from dangerous cliff edges that have been impacted by recent weather conditions. Winter storms have dramatically changed the profile…
Beach Safety Programmes For Northern Ireland Schools
#WaterSafety - The RNLI is encouraging primary schools in Northern Ireland to sign up for two of its beach safety education programmes when they get under way next month. Running from March to June, Meet the Lifeguards and Hit the…
Irish Water Safety Hosts International Life Saving Europe (ILSE) Meeting
#watersafety – International safety standards of water rescue, resuscitation and water safety will be discussed when Irish Water Safety hosts the board of International Life Saving Europe (ILSE) for an Extraordinary General Assembly, annual commission meetings and best practice seminar…

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