Fishing vessels must comply with new legislation from next month

fishing trawler

The new legislation, which comes into force later this week, will ensure safer working conditions for crew of fishing vessels.

Monday, 29th October, 2018 2:03pm

By Heather Skull

Fishermen invited to have say on new measures

fishing trawler

The MCA has launched a public consultation on measures which would address all aspects of living and working conditions on fishing vessels, including decent crew accommodation, work agreements, medical fitness of seafarers and medical care on board.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 4:22pm

By Heather Skull

Emergencies services respond to fire at Spitbank Fort

Spitbank fort fire

Lifeboats from Gosport, Portsmouth and Bembridge made their way to Spitbank Fort ready to evacuate if needed.

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 7:12am

By Heather Skull

National campaign to prevent drowning launches

learning to swim

The UK body which represents UK organisations with an interest in water safety launches a new campaign committed to reducing drowning fatalities.

Tuesday, 1st March, 2016 10:38am

By Heather Skull with one comment

Hampshire fire crew winched onto deck of fire-hit car carrier off Sandown (Update 7)

The Courage on Marine Traffic

Following a fire last night, corridors are flooded with CO2 (used to contain the fire), so the vessel is currently on its way to Southampton.

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 3:59pm

By Heather Skull with 2 readers' comments

HM Coastguard looking for volunteers

HM Coastguard

Do you want to volunteer and make a difference? Have you got what it takes to be a Coastguard? To search. To rescue. To save.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 3:18pm

By Heather Skull