Clive Palfrey joined the Seafood Cornwall Training team to work with fishermen on all aspects of sea safety, improving safety knowledge, sharing good practice and solutions
Seafood Cornwall Training carried out a survey in 2021 which found that 70% of respondents had not called the coastguard after an incident at sea. Skippers and vessel owners were concerned of the risk their vessel may be prevented from going out to sea after an inspection from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), following an accident report.
To help vessel owners address concerns of restrictions after an MCA inspection, Seafood Cornwall Training offer free safety and risk assessment workshops. Ex-fisher, Clive Palfrey, goes from vessel to vessel offering one-on-one advice to make vessels safe and ready for an MCA inspection
“Because I have been a fisherman myself, and also an instructor, I will be taking a practical hands-on approach, visiting their boats and listening to fishermen closely. We are here in an advisory capacity to help, not judge. We offer a free service to all Cornish fishermen, from large company vessels to small inshore handliners”
Clive Palfrey, Safety Advisor, Seafood Cornwall Training
“Clive is an excellent addition to the team at Seafood Cornwall Training. Clive’s understanding of the industry in the south west paired his experience as a fisherman and with the RNLI make him an ideal candidate to deliver fishing safety initiatives in Cornwall”
Richard Caslake, Seafish SW