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Posted: 06/07/2018

Life Jacket Awareness Campaign

Waterways Ireland in co-operation with Irish Water Safety  are conducting an awareness campaign to encourage the wearing of Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices by water users on the Shannon Navigation during the Summer boating season 2018. 

The aim of this campaign is to increase awareness of the importance of wearing a Lifejacket / Personal Flotation Device (LJ/PFD) on inland waterways and to inform users about the legal requirements in relation to LJ/PFDs.


The awareness campaign will aim to emphasise the importance of wearing life jackets at key focal points along the Shannon Navigation. You may notice some new signage which will be erected at key locations – locks and marinas encouraging water safety. Information leaflets will also be distributed to water users at these key locations on the water.

Waterways Ireland encourages the safe use of its waterways by all. The wearing of Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices is an effective way of enhancing water safety.

You can read the full marine notice here. 


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