Life raft for Lenton Rose
Nick Tomlinson, owner and skipper of the Mevagissey based
trawler the Lenton Rose, has recently secured an Objective
One fisheries grant of £250 towards the purchase of
a four man life raft for his vessel. At present life rafts
are not mandatory for under 10 metre vessels. As Mr Tomlinson
is a single handed fisherman his safety at sea is paramount.
The new life raft will ensure that if Mr Tomlinson has to
abandon ship in an emergency whilst fishing, he will be able
to safely escape the situation. The raft will be fitted in
a special cradle aboard the vessel and will have a hydrostatic
release, which will ensure that the raft will inflate automatically
should the raft become submerged under water.
Nicky Harrison, Objective One Fisheries Project Officer commented:
"I am pleased to see a skipper taking advantage
of the available grants to enhance his safety in a job that
is renowned for the dangers involved."
Nick Tomlinson, owner and skipper of the Lenton Rose, added:
"Although it is not mandatory for me to have a life
raft aboard my vessel, it makes me feel a lot better to know
that it is there should I ever have to use it."
For further information contact Clare Leverton of the Objective
One Fisheries Programme on 01872 270333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in fisheries through the Financial
Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) Fund.
Cornwall's Objective One Fisheries programme will provide
over £10 million from April 2001 to December 2006 to
the fishing industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The funds are a mixture of EU and national funds, through
the Financial Instruments for Fisheries Guidance fund (FIFG)
and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The projects are approved by the Marine Fisheries Agency
in partnership with an Objective One Fisheries Priority Management
Group, made up of local fishing sector representatives. South
West Pesca Ltd helps applicants to develop projects by providing
guidance and help on completing application forms and submitting
Up to 40% (35% EU and 5% National) grants are available for
the private sector projects and 75% grants for the public
sector projects. So far 275 projects have been approved with
£7,699,202.96 of funds committed to these projects.
Examples of projects funded by the Objective One Programme:
Adoption of sustainable fishing methods, maximising fish
quality on board fishing vessels, and improvements to
crew comfort and working conditions, and improvements
||Improvement of fishing ports
||Processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture
||Projects by members of the trade of collective benefit
to the fishing industry
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