Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (75)

Mick Barry

Question:

75. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the number of referrals made to the Marine Survey Office by the Workplace Relations Commission arising from inspection the latter made on Irish-flagged fishing vessels from January to December 2020; the status and outcomes of each referral made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2319/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

During 2020, the Marine Survey Office (MSO) received two referrals from the Workplace Relations Commission. The MSO has completed its follow up activities in respect of the two fishing vessels concerned. Corrective action, where it was required by the MSO, has been actioned by the owners. Both vessels are also subject to scheduled flag state inspections by the MSO and one of the vessels was subsequently re-inspected later in 2020, with no related deficiencies. The other vessel is due to be inspected by the MSO during 2021.