RNLI Fishing Safety Team talk

Fraserburgh Lifgeboat coxswain, Vic Sutherland, and RNLI Fishing Safety Team member John Fulton who will lead the discussions.
Fraserburgh Lifgeboat coxswain, Vic Sutherland, and RNLI Fishing Safety Team member John Fulton who will lead the discussions.

The RNLI Fishing Safety Team are inviting all fishermen to an informal discussion on safety within the fishing industry.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 31, in Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station at 6.30pm.

It will comprise a discussion on topics such as stability, safety awareness, crewing levels, deck machinery, attracting new crew, mandatory courses, financial cost of implementing safety measures and MCA inspections etc.

The aim is to get fishermen’s input into how to solve the problems in the industry that lead to loss of life or life-changing injuries.

Fishing is still the most dangerous peacetime occupation; only fishermen can change this for the better.

Everyone is invited to go along and help make the industry safer for all those who work in it.

John Fulton of the RNLI’s fishing safetey team will lead the discussions.

John has been a fisherman for more than 40 years, starting off as cook/deckhand, then to skipper/owner, fishing a variety of methods and species in various locations.

If you have any questions, or cannot make the discussion, please contact John on 07881470248.