Observer Safety Training Workshop

Client: Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)/ Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
Duration: December 2016

On behalf of the PNA and FFA, MRAG Asia Pacific provided a comprehensive workshop style training course related to on-board vessel safety and the practical use of observer safety equipment currently used by observers in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. The course covered aspects of observer safety during deployment including; hazard identification, vessel safety on commercial vessels, general first aid, creating a safe work environment, ship abandonment and evacuation procedures, sea survival skills, avoiding and dealing with conflict, use and maintenance of observer safety equipment, inflatable life vest servicing, satellite communication device use and maintenance, personal locator beacons, EPIRBs and life rafts.