Fatality - two boats collide during training exercise

Published: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:02

We are saddened to hear of an incident involving a collision between two powered inflatable boats operated by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service during a training exercise.  The incident claimed the life of a firefighter and demonstrates the potential risks associated with the operation of such craft.
 
In light of these tragic events we recommend that Harbour Authorities/Harbour Masters consider reviewing their risk assessments associated with powered inflatable and small boat activity in their duty holding areas.  

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