What is National Maritime Safety Week?
Maritime Safety Week starts on Monday 1st July, but what is it all about?
On 31st May in a letter to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nusrat Ghani MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for Transport) wrote:
“the aim of Maritime Safety Week is to introduce a specific week targeted at safety issues which brings the industry together and provides a focus to highlight all the fantastic work that is already being done on a daily basis to ensure the safety of our seas and inland waterways”. She added “All users of the maritime environment, from recreational mariners to casual beach goers, need to understand the risks. We recognise that these groups have very different safety needs and requirements and the scope of Maritime Safety Week is similarly broad”.
Ramsgate All Weather Trent Lifeboat “Esme Anderson” (14-02)
Picture credit: Sarah Hewes
What are we doing to support this week?
We will be sharing good practice throughout the week via social meda, looking at safety equipment such as lifejackets, calling for help devices and top tips to help keep you safe whilst on the water and support the RNLI 50% reduction in drownings by 2024. Our team are also attending the Dover Marina weekend on Saturday 6th July to undertake a lifejacket clinic. So, stay tuned to find out more.
More useful links:
Maritime Safety – HM Coastguard – Keeping safe at the coast: lifejacket wear
RNLI – Choose your activity
RNLI Drowning Prevention Strategy – Educate, Influence, Supervise and Rescue those at risk from drowning.