Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)