Safety on the Water – Angling Guidelines

May 29, 2014   //   by Caitriona   //   General/Notices  //  No Comments

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Team members have been delivering the Safety on the Water – Angling Safety Guidelines booklets to local fishing and angling supplies shops. The booklet is an excellent resource for anyone planning a fishing or angling trip , either  from shore or by boat, those starting out or those with experience . It covers all aspects of safety while fishing and advice on dangers posed by changing tides,  PFD’s, wading, tide and waves, boating advice and what to do in the event of an emergency , from engine failure, someone falling in the water, electrocution ( electricity arcing from wires to fishing rods ) , boat capsize, getting a tow , calling for help, helicopter rescue etc  and safety equipment .

The booklet also includes a detachable form to join the Yacht and Boat Safety Scheme – it’s free and could help save a life !  The completed form can be returned to the Irish Coast Guard , with a recent photo of your craft and other details. The Maritime Rescue Centre will hold details of the craft for three years , the form will then need to be renewed or details will be removed from MRC records.

The booklet has been produced by the Marine Safety Working Group and it’s aim is to communicate safety information and messages to endeavour to reduce accidents and to prevent loss of life at sea.

www.safetyonthewater.ie

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