Offshore windfarms and subsea
cables are increasing in number around the shores of the UK
and the potential risks to fishermen, associated with these
structures, need to be recognised and managed in a responsible
To enable fishermen to continue to
work safely in the vicinity of subsea cables and offshore wind
farms, this website aims to explain in detail, the type
of equipment fishermen
may encounter, the dangers associated with them and
safety advice in the event of an emergency.
The following safety sections
explain the risks and emergency proceedures relating to these
Please also ensure you have the latest KIS-ORCA data
for your fishing plotter system and are familiar with the awareness
chart for your fishing area. These may be downloaded from here.