Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry was
celebrated and recognized at the second annual Splashes of Safety gala at the
Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27.
Organized by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia
(FSANS), well-known Deadliest Catch star Captain Keith Colburn of the F/V
Wizard was the guest speaker for the evening.
Nearly 200 people took part in the gala, that included a
silent auction, 50/50 draw and survival suit donning contest.
Earlier in the day, industry stakeholders gathered at the Shad Bay government wharf for a public man overboard drill/safety demo on Friday featuring Captain Colburn aboard the F/V Just Once with Captain Danny O’Neill.
Platinum sponsors of the event were the TriNav Group of
Companies, DSS Marine and Clearwater Seafoods.
In total, seven safety awards were handed out at the event.
Taking part in the presentations were Amanda Dedrick, FSANS executive director, Matthew Duffy, FSANS safety advisor and Captain Colburn.