Safety & Distress

Staying safe at sea is a vital factor. Keep up to date with the latest equipment that keeps crews and staff safe in their workplaces, and the crucial emergency systems that fishers rely on to save their lives when things go wrong in a highly challenging working environment.

  • Hook Marine’s southern England distributor

    Hook Marine’s southern England distributor


    Engineering specialist Hook Marine has appointed Brixham company Tecmarine as its distributor for the south of England.

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    Quiksling reissued with Lloyds type approval


    Scottish manufacturer, Quiksling, has re-launched its eponymous twin-harness man overboard (MOB) rescue and recovery system, now with Lloyd''s type approval.

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    ACR Electronics unveils new COB light


    ACR Electronics has released a new automatic buoy marker light, a high-intensity LED strobe that provides brighter light in all directions for clear marking of a man-overboard site.

  • Stability monitor enhances fishing safety

    Stability monitor enhances fishing safety


    An innovative stability monitor that enhances the safety of fishing vessels is now available for fishermen throughout the UK, Ireland, and other European countries.

  • NEXT GEN 2019 speakers

    Safety solutions addressed in new workshops


    Workers in the sub IMO/sub 24m professional sector will be able to learn about the latest safety solutions from experts at a NEXT GEN event in Southampton, UK this April.

  • New ideas from Grundéns on PPE

    New ideas from Grundéns on oilskins and footwear


    Grundéns has been around for a while. Karl Grundén was making protective clothing for seafarers more than a century ago, starting with cotton dipped in oil and later with waxes used for waterproofing, until rubber appeared in the 1930 and PVC changed took things in a new direction when it ...

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    Guy Cotten builds an additional new factory in France


    Guy Cotten has embarked on the construction of a new factory to boost production capacity, located a few hundred metres from the company’s present headquarters at Trégunc in Brittany.

  • Customised fenders for the fishing industry

    Reduced delivery time on new customised fenders for the fishing industry


    Foam fenders for fishing vessels require a protective polyurethane coating to endure the harsh conditions at sea. RG Group, owner of RG Rom Gummi, has acquired a polyurethane producing company enabling fast delivery on new customised foam filled fenders to the fishing industry, eliminating the delays that can occur when ...

  • Providing insight into a global safety challenge

    Safety in the fishing industry: providing insight into a global safety challenge


    Lloyd''s Register Foundation, a charity helping to protect the safety of life and property by supporting education, research and public engagement, has announced the launch of its Insight Report on safety in the fishing industry.

  • Welsh fisherman

    Welsh PFD discount offer extended


    Welsh vessel owners have been given an extra month to apply for discounted Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) offered by the Welsh Fishing Safety Committee (WFSC), supported by Seafish, ahead of The International Labour Organisation: Work in Fishing Convention (ILO 188) enforcement.

  • SafeSea E100G EPIRB

    New Zealand preparing for float-free EPIRBs


    ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal are working with commercial fishing operators in New Zealand to help them comply with new safety beacon regulations.

  • McMurdo will supply the USCG with up to 16,000 FastFind® 220 PLBs over the next five years

    McMurdo to provide PLBs to U.S. Coast Guard


    McMurdo, Inc. has been awarded a US$3 million contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to supply up to 16,000 FastFind® 220 personal locator beacons (PLBs) over the next five years to enhance crew safety in the event of emergencies.