IOM Coastguard Sea Safety Roadshows

Isle of Man Coastguard in conjunction with the RNLI Sea Safety Scheme will again be hosting a series of Sea Safety Roadshows over two weekends in March to raise safety awareness for both members of the public and users of small craft.

Members of the Coastguard will be on hand to offer free safety advice and information.

They will also be available to receive Time Expired Pyrotechnics from boat owners and members of the public for safe disposal. Last year’s event saw a total of 531 TEPs collected and disposed of safely!

RNLI Sea Safety Officers will be offering a free lifejacket inspection service and invite you to bring along all your lifejackets for this important safety check before venturing out on the water and learn how to carry out these simple safety checks for the future.

It is hoped boat owners will take advantage of this facility to complete final safety checks on their boats and equipment in the lead up to the coming boating season and dispose of their ‘out of date’ flares in a safe and responsible manner.

The Roadshow will be visiting the following locations: Ramsey (12/03/11) on the prom outside the Lifeboat house, Peel (13/03/11) on the marina parking area, Douglas (19/03/11) on the Tongue and Port St Mary (20/03/13) on the Boatpark.

All Roadshow’s will be open between 10am and 2pm.

For further information contact: Coastguard on 611033