The eight alleged contraventions of the working time regulations referred to my Department by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) related to two fishing vessels. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of my Department carried out follow up investigations in respect of both vessels. The operators of both fishing vessels subsequently demonstrated compliance with the statutory requirements to the satisfaction of the MSO.
The alleged contravention of the safety training regulations referred to my Department by the WRC concerned a third fishing vessel and the MSO subsequently carried out an inspection onboard this vessel. The result of this inspection was satisfactory.