Malpeque lobster boat captain refusing to obey order to wear mandatory PFD

Malpeque lobster boat captain Chris Wall says he has no plans to follow an order to start wearing a personal flotation device. Wall was issued the order a week ago by an occupational health and safety officer with the Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. “I’ve fished for 25 years, and I plan on fishing the next 25 years without one,” said Wall. “It’s your own personal decision to decide if you want to wear a life jacket or not.” >click to read<13:59

2 Responses to Malpeque lobster boat captain refusing to obey order to wear mandatory PFD

  1. Bill Linnell says:

    I am a certified diver, and was a certified lifeguard up until recently, about age 58. I swim a mile in the pool a couple days a week. And I’ve worn a life jacket when lobstering or otherwise on the water for years. I never want to go in the water unexpectedly. Too many things can go wrong. If you have a life jacket on, at least you’ll be on the surface. You always have a chance at the surface. If you don’t like those bulky ones, get one of those inflatable ones for warm weather use.

  2. Terry Hayward says:

    PFD’s save lives . and the off shore fishermen have wearing them for 30+ years . he may be the lucky one that never goes overboard . but if he does dont cry for him.

    and he’s a bad example for our industry. the best PFD is the one your wearing plain and simple .

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