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Book your free Man Overboard Experience

Learn how to keep you and your crew safe

Join us at a FREE one-day Man Overboard Experience at the Errigal Training Centre and National Maritime College of Ireland sponsored by the RNLI and BIM.

Practise your man overboard recovery skills in this challenging 1-day session, while experiencing environmental conditions in a controlled environment at the sea survival pool.

Your day will be led by RNLI Commercial Fishing Safety Manager Frankie Horne and team. The day will start with a presentation followed by the pool-based session. By the end of it, you’ll have practiced man overboard scenarios first-hand and you’ll understand how a personal flotation device can help save your life. We hope you’ll be persuaded to put one on every time you go out on your boat.

This is a free opportunity so please join us if you can, and learn how to keep you and your crew safe.

A sea survival pool similar to the one you’ll be using

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Experience real-life conditions at sea

Dates for your diary

  • Friday 9 February 2024 (Donegal)
  • Wednesday 14 February 2024 (Cork)


11am - 5pm


  • Errigal Training Centre, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
  • National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork

Prior experience needed

To be eligible for this course, you must be over 16 and have successfully completed your BIM Mandatory Safety Training.


We aim to cluster groups from similar locations, and provide transport to and from the venue. 


Lunch and hot drinks will be provided.

Next step

Places are limited so booking is essential. To register, email [email protected] or phone +353 878527626

Man wearing lifejacket climbing up a recovery net

RNLI/Nathan Williams

This is a free opportunity, so please join us if you can

We're proud to partner with BIM for the delivery of this lifesaving course.

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