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AirNav ShipTrax => AirNav ShipTrax Screenshots => Topic started by: tarbat on October 11, 2011, 04:35:01 pm

Title: What a waste of coastguard vessels
Post by: tarbat on October 11, 2011, 04:35:01 pm
As reported by the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15260024

These ships are doing nothing, when they're needed around the UK coast.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6051/6234420321_d5185bb729_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/6234420321/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
Post by: Budgie on October 13, 2011, 09:40:12 pm
Sadly these are not Coastguard vessels now, they are just tugs owned by JP Knight and don't currently have any work. :(
Title: Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
Post by: tarbat on October 14, 2011, 07:53:53 am
Yes, all three are now safely moored at Invergordon awaiting refit by JPKnight.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6095/6242610907_a11f930ebf_o_d.png)

And in the meantime the government still haven't concluded a contract for the promised 3 months extension to the coastguard tugs coverage in Scotland.  It's a disgrace.
Title: Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
Post by: tarbat on October 14, 2011, 04:27:39 pm
Hoorah, for three months anyway - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15313505

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6165/6243543869_a8a8ba56c6_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/6243543869/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/6243543869/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Title: Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
Post by: Budgie on October 14, 2011, 07:38:23 pm
Just seen that report as well.
So that takes us to the middle of January then, just as the winter storms are due to hit!!