Coveney and Varadkar launch new Marine Safety Strategy

first_img Previous articleDonegal Action Against Austerity collect petition of names to support Tony RochfordNext articleNesbitt urges people and businesses of Derry to support Magee expansion News Highland Pinterest Twitter The government has announced the first ever national maritime safety strategy today.The cross departmental agency will see a new safety initiative for the Irish Fishing Industry which the government says is about closing any gaps in services and preventing accidents at sea.The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, with responsibility for maritime safety regulation and emergency response, and Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine, Simon Coveney, with responsibility for the fishing industry, jointly launched the cross departmental, cross agency scheme in Union Hall in Cork this afternoon.The initiative is supported by both Departments and their respective agencies and includes the provision of a new enhanced Safety Equipment Grant Aid Scheme operated by BIM which allows for the purchase of personal locator beacons, auto pilot alarms and wireless engine cut offs.It will see a revised fishing vessel code of practice to be tougher and amended to take account of recent tragedies and will also see the establishment of a high level working group on safety in the Irish fishing industry.A new enhanced safety training course run by BIM on a five year cycle will also be established.Minister Simon Coveney says the initiative aims to improving safety in the countries fishing fleet. It is about learning from past tragedies, and saving lives in the future. Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Coveney and Varadkar launch new Marine Safety Strategycenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp By News Highland – July 8, 2013 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img

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