- Small Commercial Vessel
- Risk Assessment
- Safety Systems
Just a quick post to check you are all still keeping safe and well? Sorry we have no news re: training ... See MoreSee Less
11 hours ago
Apart from not knowing if we can sell our fish to Spain ever again.... other than that we are all good here in New Quay thank you.) Hope you are surviving the lockdown.
All good here. Hope you are all good x
WARNING WARNING WARNING
We have just had a phone call from the MCA relating to the compulsory wearing of a PFD or Life Jacket on a fishing vessel. This is something that we have been heavily promoting during our Seafish training courses as has been the below warning that it would happen.
The MCA are now actively using UAVs to fly over and photograph fishing vessels at sea. The photographs taken are extremely high quality and legally admissible in court. If the photograph taken shows that there is no obvious us of PFDs or Life Jackets (or other man over board prevention in place) being worn by crew on deck, enforcement notices ARE NOW being sent out from the Head of Enforcement in MCA Southampton. You will be asked to prove (with evidence) what acceptable PFD or Life Jacket was being worn (or other man over board prevention in place) by the crew in the photograph. This may also involve a physical inspection of the vessel and equipment if required by the MCA. If it cannot be proven that acceptable PFDs or Life Jackets were being worn, enforcement action will follow.
Enforcement letters have already started being sent out in Wales.
PLEASE NOTE, belt worn, inflatable or otherwise buoyant devices are NOT accepted as adequate.
There is now a ZERO tolerance with regard to fishing vessel safety by the MCA including PFD/Life Jacket wearing, training etc.
Don't get caught out by this. The MCA requires that, unless measures are in place which eliminate the risk of fishermen falling overboard, all fishermen must be provided with and must wear PFDs or safety harnesses. The measures preventing Man Overboard
must be documented in a written risk assessment.
Further information in MGN 588(F) - COMPULSORY PROVISION AND WEARING OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES ON FISHING
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST so we can get the message out to all our fishing community to save lives and protect from enforcement action. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Should make life jackets cheaper instead of £400 per life jacket
Jamie Bremner Donald Bremner
Michael Shaw , Martin Payne
Jack Wallace Sam Daines get on it
Steven Wight that boat the day
Dose this include recreational fishing or is it commercial only
Asif things arnt bad enough and imagine what it costs and will end up costing us fellow fisherman
Bloody hell!!! How much has that cost the tax payers for the MCA to have a toy like that!!!! Bloody joke
Thank you for the heads up ☝️😁
Is just commercial fishing industry regs or does include pleasure fishermen...
I'm all for safety but this is just another intrusion on civil rights, big brother is watching.
Had the MCA aboard before Christmas and have never been so disgusted in my life . After 40 years at sea and always having a good relationship with them I was confronted with some of life’s low life . I can assure anyone the MCA are no longer a friend to the fishing community. Fine and comply doesn’t save lives good seamanship and common sense does.
Hope your doing all the EU boat's not just harassing UK fishermen.
WHY DID THEY NOT SAY THIS ON THE MAIN POST VERY MISLEADING TO ALL THE ANGLERS it is rules on Commercial Registered Fishing Vessel... although it does no harm for people to wear a Life Jacket on a Charter Vessel if they want to.
07720268810 - this is the new number for training enquiries. Please use this number as Ian will direct you to it if you contact him with any training questions. Sorry for any inconvenience, I'm just trying to share some of the workload and get to know you all. I know some of you also have my other number but that is my personal phone and I do not work everyday. However, I do promise to return any missed calls and messages within 24 hours where possible. Thank you everyone, you have been, and continue to be a great support, Bethan. 👍🙂☎️ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
I’ll get the Seafish website updated for you, do you want this to be the only number listed?
Is there anymore dates for the skippers courses yet
2021... keep your eyes peeled 👀 over the next week or 2 there will be a new phone number and email address being posted for TRAINING enquiries only. You can still contact Ian but he will point you in my direction (sorry guys, I'm not quite as talkative as him 🤣). Although I only work part time, I will pick up emails and calls on a regular basis. This will also help me get to know the voices, and sometimes faces, behind the names. Thanks all, Bethan. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year everyone. Thank you once again for your support in 2020, probably one of the worst years for most of us. Stay safe, take care, and let 2021 bring some positivity to us all. 🥂 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Have a great end to a sheeeeeeeite year 😀
Happy New Year! Here's to brighter times ahead x
Happy New Year both, let’s get training 😊
As we rapidly approach Christmas day we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hopefully a better New Year. We also want to thank you again for your continuous support this past year. With a bit of luck we will not be restricted for too long and training will commence (again) in the near future. Take care and stay safe.
NADOLIG LLAWEN! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
As we near the end of 2020's training, we have received some lovely feedback from this run of courses:
●Fire Fighting has very good practical demonstrations
●It was very useful using and getting a feel for the fire extinguishers. Great course.
●First aid was very comprehensive. No other topics need to be covered.
●First aid was very informative and a great course.
●Sea survival was brilliant and a very useful practical session.
Thank you 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Just to let everyone know, joining instructions for the upcoming courses will be emailed out on Thursday morning. Apologies for the delay but I have not been in the office today, nor will I be tomorrow. If anyone has any questions please do ring me 07506127086. Thanks, Bethan. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Fire Fighting this coming weekend is now full but we do still have a few spaces left on Health & Safety if you need it as part of your Mandatory training, or as a refresher. It was great to be back last weekend. Both Sea Survival and First Aid were a great success. 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago