Weymouth Man Overboard Demonstration


WHAT: Seafish, the industry authority on Seafood, and The RNLI Fishing Safety Team, are holding a man overboard safety demonstration at Weymouth Harbour on the 26th of October to encourage the observance of best practise safety procedures on board commercial fishing vessels.

Fishing remains the UK's most dangerous peacetime profession. Nine fishermen's lives were lost at sea in the first six months of this year, a worrying increase on the seven fishermen who perished during the entirety of 2015.

Local fishermen, Bob Summerhayes, on board an inshore fishing vessel will show attendees the correct way to recover someone who has gone overboard. This will highlight why it is so important for all vessel owners, skippers and crew to practise, review and update safety procedures on a regular basis.

At the event, Seafish and The RNLI Fishing Safety Team will be offering personal floatation device (PFD) servicing and training for
fishermen, giving free PFDs to those in attendance who do not already own the essential piece of kit.

The RNLI Community Sea Safety team will also be present with their safety trailer offering free safety advice.

This event is open to all local fishermen.

WHERE: Weymouth Harbour (Exact location: Weymouth Pavilion Carpark at the end of Weymouth

WHEN: Wednesday 26th October 2016

TIME: 2pm till approx. 4pm

CONTACT: Please RSVP by Monday 24th November, by contacting Courtnay Baird courtnay.baird@seafish.co.uk or on 0131 524 8693.