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Author Topic: What a waste of coastguard vessels  (Read 5251 times)

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tarbat

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What a waste of coastguard vessels
« 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.


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Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
« Reply #1 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. :(

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Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 07:53:53 am »
Yes, all three are now safely moored at Invergordon awaiting refit by JPKnight.



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.
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Re: What a waste of coastguard vessels
« Reply #4 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!!