Fishing vessel owners can claim back £200 per item towards the cost of buying PFDs/PLBs for crews under a new funding scheme launched by Seafish which aims to improve safety in the fishing industry.
This scheme will support owners of UK-registered commercial fishing vessels with the cost of purchasing Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) fitted with integrated Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) for crews. PFDs and PLBs have been shown to significantly improve the chances of fishermen being found if an accident results in them going overboard.
We can help with advice on how to get the equipment and help with the funding application process.
Please complete section 1 - Owner's details and section 2 - Vessel details of the application and either post or email us email@example.com.
We will assist you with funding for the rescueME PLB
Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.
Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.
The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.
The rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.
When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to your are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.