Northerly Posted December 17, 2010 Report Share Posted December 17, 2010 Trust me, their local communities will be making a fuss. A mercenary view perhaps, but in my opinion, let them worry about their local Station - it's fairly certain they aren't making Shetland a priority ahead of their local Listening to MCA person being interviewed on BBC Radio Shetland has convinced me that I am right to say that what is needed is a concerted effort from all coastal communities to convince those who would cut costs of the value of local knowledge within Coastguard Stations. After all it could be a Shetland boat coming aground at night off The Lizard when, if this plan goes ahead, Falmouth Coastguard will be closed. Or I guess a Penzance boat in trouble off the back of Bressay with no Shetland Coastguard to help. You're certainly right about the need for local knowledge in the Operations Room JustMe. Our Chief Executive stated that we had 2 lifeboats and 23 Coatguard teams in Shetland. That is factually incorrect. We actually have 17, one of which is currently non-operational. A small but important fact when knowing which team to call out to an emergency, but then I and my colleagues as local Coastguards would have know this, he from the mainland did not. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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