Top award for Wexford student

By David tucker

Published 26/03/2016 | 00:00

James Sinnott receiving his award from Adrian McClenaghan, Chairman, Foyle Fishermen's Co-op.
James Sinnott receiving his award from Adrian McClenaghan, Chairman, Foyle Fishermen's Co-op.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board was delighted to present four young students, including one from County Wexford who received the highest marks, with their certificates of competency in Commercial Fishing recently in BIM's National Fisheries College, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

James Sinnott, Courtown, Jevgenijs Abolins, Donegal town, Calum Bolger, Passage East, and Denis Hilmer, Baltimore, all completed the six-month training course that covers all aspects of working life on board a fishing vessel. Safety at sea plays a key part in the course and participants undertake certificates in Fire Fighting, First Aid and Personal Survival techniques.

The course is very practical and includes care of the catch, fishing vessel operations, fishing gear maintenance and repair, marine engine operations, navigation and stability. James Sinnott received the 'Trainee of the Course' Award for the highest marks in the course exams. 

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