AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON LIFESAVING AND RESCUE APPLIANCES FOR GALICIAN FISHING VESSELS

FUNDAMAR, in its commitment to improve maritime safety in the fishing industry, implements in 2017 and with the support of Xunta de Galicia, the “Awareness Campaign on livesaving and rescue appliances for Galician fishing vessels”.

This Campaign is aimed to public institutions, ship owners, shipping crew, companies and representative entities of the Galician fishing industry; and it is created as an improvement and review mechanism of the situation of the Galician vessels regarding lifesaving and rescue appliances.

The awareness actions carried out on board during the Campaign are presented as the best approach to reach the shipping crews and shipowners and to make them aware of the importance of the reviews and inspections of livesaving and rescue appliances, which are essential in case of emergency. In addition to a short talk in which different documents are delivered (LEMBRA manual of the ISSGA, recommendations sheet and check-list, prepared specially for the Campaign) lifesaving and rescue appliances are reviewed, providing information to prepare a report of conclusions which will be presented to the attendees at the end of the Campaign.

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