Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (647)

Seamus Kirk


647. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if in view of the recent tragedies in the fishing industry, he is considering making it compulsory for an alert system to be worn, if a fisherman goes overboard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30669/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department has been working with both the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Bord Iascaigh Mhara on the legislative and financial supports for a series of maritime safety measures focused on the fishing community, including the mandatory usage of Personal Locator Beacons.  This has involved complex work which is now nearing completion.