National Sea Survival Training Pool in Greencastle, Co. Donegal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlei McConalogue, pictured with BIM CEO, Caroline Broquel, at the opening of the National Sea Survival Training Pool in Greencastle today.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D, today officially opened the new €2.16 million national sea survival training pool at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI) in Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Officially opening the facility, Minister McConalogue said:

“I am delighted to be opening this important national resource here in Greencastle today. This purpose-built facility will increase nationwide capability in sea survival training, delivering student-centric courses of the highest quality. The pool, together with the provision of new, modern training equipment means the National Fisheries College in Greencastle can continue to be a centre of learning excellence for the seafood sector.”

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine provided funding of €2.16 million for the state-of-the-art facility which will provide high quality sea survival training for those working in the fishing industry around Ireland.  The 12-metre pool is equipped with modern training equipment, and can simulate sea conditions, such as cold, dark water, wind and rain.

Earlier this month, Minister McConalogue opened the €25 million Greencastle Harbour Breakwater:

“Following the recent completion of the Breakwater, this latest investment by my Department in the National Fisheries College further enhances the facilities being offered here in Greencastle, providing vital resources to the Irish Seafood Industry.”

 

Source: Press Release

Source: Press Release

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