Port of Cork Hosts Hundreds of...


Port of Cork Hosts Hundreds of School Students  for RNLI Water Safety Event

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

01:00 15 May 2024

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The Port of Cork Company  in partnership with the RNLI hosted over 100 secondary and primary school students at the port in Ringaskiddy, Cork for a “Student Safe” water safety event to promote heightened awareness of water safety practices

The key purpose of this RNLI “Student Safe” event was to inform and educate students on vital water safety information to help prepare them when engaging in water-related activities ahead of the summer season.

This water safety event formed part of a larger collaboration between the PoCC and RNLI aimed at promoting essential life saving water safety practices. Earlier this year, promotional materials containing water safety tips were posted and erected within the main Ferry Terminal building at the Port of Cork in Ringaskiddy, which welcomed 116,000 ferry passengers passing through in 2023.

Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Cork Company, praised the event: “It is incredibly important that young people are equipped with the correct knowledge and skills should they encounter difficulties on the water. Events such as this help to broaden water safety awareness to help mitigate emergency and life-threatening incidents.”

Linda-Gene Byrne, RNLI Regional Water Safety Lead, stated: “The RNLI saves lives at sea. But beyond the work we do on our lifeboats, we’re an active part of the community too. We are delighted to partner with other emergency services and the Port of Cork to deliver this community based event which enables local students to receive key safety messages.”


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