Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
502. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review and reverse the decision of his predecessor not to honour the commitment to construct a sea survival centre at the National Fisheries School at Greencastle, County Donegal. [16644/20]
This proposed project by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has been assessed in the wider context of the provision of existing specialised professional sea survival training facilities within the State and the cost, both construction and operational, of such a facility.
There are existing professional sea survival training facilities based at the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. These facilities are a unique resource in Ireland and designed both for fundamental safety training and specialised survival training, to increase survival ability in emergency situations. The purpose built facilities are available for the provision of all necessary and required training for fishers across the State.
There are no plans to proceed with an additional similar facility within the State.