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No Fatal Accidents at Sea This Year

There have been no fatal accidents at sea in Iceland this year, mbl.is reports. As the year 2019 draws to a close, it could be one of a handful of years where no registered Icelandic fishermen have landed in fatal accidents.

The year 2008 was the first in Icelandic history with no fatal accidents among the country’s seafarers. It was soon followed by 2011, 2014, and both of the two years preceding this one: 2017 and 2018. Now the country is close to extending that two-year record to three.

Increased safety on the seas in a result of many factors, one of which is the training provided by the Fishermen’s Accident Prevention School, founded in 1985. Today fishermen in Iceland are required to attend continuing safety education.

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