Safety measures for fishermen

Udayaprakasan, K C (1998) Safety measures for fishermen. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). Ravindran, K and Srinath, Krishna and Kunjipalu, K K and Sasikumar, V,(eds.) CIFT, Cochin, pp. 149-158.

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For the safety of life and property at sea, fishing crew should be aware of certain safety practices. They must know about the safety equipments to be carried on board as per the regulations. They must also have a good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of life saving appliances, fire fighting appliances etc. and should have a thorough knowledge of tackling the emergency situations that may arise while out at sea. Emergencies may include fouling of gear and its effect on the stability of the boat, handling huge catches, man overboard, fire, engine breakdown, leak, grounding, distress and so on. With a fair knowledge of the above aspects, he will gain self confidence and can act in a much better way so that unnecessary loss of life and property could be avoided to a very great extent. Any negligence or ignorance of handling the situation may prove disastrous. This paper will be useful in educating the local fishermen regarding the safety aspects, with which they must be well versed so that life at sea shall be more safe and comfortable than ever before. With some basic knowledge regarding the safety equipments, they will be in a better position to manage any crisis with confidence. The latest developments and technology in the fisheries field can produce maximum results with available infrastructure.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Safety measures; fishermen
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Socio Economic and Extension > Fisheries Extension
Socio Economic and Extension > Fishing Community
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:4672
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 11:07
Last Modified:13 Aug 2014 10:43

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