One of the most important areas of our work in recent years has been to promote safe fishing to our fishermen. Fishing is the most dangerous occupation. The sea can be frightening and unpredictable. In the past inflatable oilskins and life jackets have been to cumbersome to wear while working. Newly designed Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are specifically designed not to get in the way of fishing.
Young Irish fisherman, Sam Cully, received one of the new PFD.
“The Fishermen’s mission saved my life when they provided me with a PFD. A few weeks later my boat went down and I was on my own. I was in the water for some time before I was rescued. Without my PFD I would died.”