Fishermen in Plymouth are being offered lifejackets fitted with GPS technology which could help save lives.
It is the first city in the country to provide them for free and is part of a drive from the council to encourage more fishermen to wear them.
Maxine Prowse lost her son in a fishing accident 4 years ago. Robert was not wearing a lifejacket when his boat went down. His body is still missing.
Many fishermen choose not to wear them because they believe if they go overboard they will die anyway, however Plymouth City Council are issuing ones fitted with personal locater beacons.
Despite being the most dangerous job in Britain only one in five fishermen actually wear a lifejacket.
It is hoped the new lifejackets fitted with tracking devices will change the way fishermen feel about wearing them.
The device works in exactly the same way as the Sat Navs in our cars - using GPS technology to pinpoint exactly where we are - but in this case the technology saves lives
Clive Pulfrey has worked in the fishing industry for 20 years. He says the new technology could be a game changer.
So far, they are proving to be quite popular.
This year 9 fishermen lost their lives –the highest in a decade. Now, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch say wearing a lifejacket should be the law.
Posters can be seen around Sutton Harbour and a number fishermen have already put their names down.
Maxine Prowse says if they help just to save just one life, then her son will not have died in vain.