Total E & P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) has stressed the need for fishermen to continue undergo training as to develop a better attitude during fishing so as to reduce their exposure to marine hazards.
TEPNG Deputy General Manager Community Affairs and Development, Mr James Urho, stated this at an event held in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Urho noted that marine accidents were caused by avoidable human errors due to ignorance of safety rules.
He said, these unfortunate midshaps could be avoided if seafarers and fishermen apply the golden rules of safety.
“This marine safety awareness course is designed for participants with increased awareness of the requirement to safety work in a marine environment.
“It is borne out of our commitment to ensure an improved HSE culture of our teeming maritime operators,” he said.
The Tide reports that over 200 fishermen and seafarers in Khana, Gokana, Opobo/Nkoro and Andoni Local Government Areas of Rivers State participated in the awareness programme.
Some participants lauded TEPNG for the programme and appealed for a more regular hosting to engage numerous fishermen and seafarers in the area.