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Coastguard Cuts, Selling Off Air Sea Rescue And Reduced Funding.

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by bigcod, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. frank avey

    frank avey Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    9011 ,hope it makes a difference but wont hold my breath,
    this will cost lives, i hope who brings this in can sleep nights.
     
  2. bigcod

    bigcod Rockling

    PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    This is the email i received from paul chapman at humber coastguard lifes will be put at risk with downgrading of cover humber coastguard provides.

    MRCC Humber
    Limekiln Lane
    Bridlington
    East Yorkshire
    YO15 2LX




    Hi Paul

    We have been watching your support on some of the forums and thought it might be the ideal time to make some direct contact with you and some of your colleagues. As you will be aware we, at Humber Coastguard, agree with your views that the modernisation plans are seriously flawed and are concerned for the safety implications to the mariner and coastal user within our area of operation.

    You may be interested to know that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are organising Public Consultation Meetings for stakeholders and the general public around the coast.

    They have scheduled a meeting in Bridlington at the Spa on Monday 21st February from 7pm to 9pm. This is the only public meeting which will be held between the River Humber and the Scottish Border and we appreciate that it is being organized at very short notice.

    We would like as many people as possible to attend this meeting question the proposals and to voice any concerns you may have so please share this information.


    We believe that taking away the local knowledge built up over years by the Coastguard Officers at Humber Coastguard could unnecessarily put lives at risk and strongly believe that Humber Coastguard should be retained as a 24 hour station. We are also asking that people support us by signing our on-line petition at

    http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42196.html


    Thank you for your support it is very much appreciated and if you know of any others who may like to make contact please pass on my email address.

    Paul Chapman
    Coastguard Watch Officer
    PCS Union Branch Secretary
    Humber Coastguard

    01262 672317
    07761 905308
     
  3. Piscator

    Piscator Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    No.147.

    Steve,
     
  4. Simon L

    Simon L Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    No 157

    Simon
     
  5. ducky

    ducky maybe one day...

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    160... :yes:
     
  6. Bigrock

    Bigrock Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    Before I sign this, could someone explain what these lads do now and what will be the difference when changed? I don't recall ever seeing a coastguard in or around the Durham beaches so I really have no idea what they do and what will happen if missing.

    Cheers lads and excuse my ignorance
     
  7. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed 164
     
  8. ste muir

    ste muir New Member

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    169 done
     
  9. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    Signed 170

    Expected to see more signatures, hope they get the support they deserve.
     
  10. john nic

    john nic Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed nico
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Rockling

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed no178
     
  12. willybendit

    willybendit Rockling

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed 176
     
  13. foo

    foo You've gotta be in it to win it.

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed
     
  14. portlandbill

    portlandbill Blenny

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    181
     
  15. bassman

    bassman Administrator

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    All signed up no 182
     
  16. soservices

    soservices New Member

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    187, done,, steve
     
  17. dan the pollock

    dan the pollock Rockling

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    signed 190
     
  18. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

  19. spratman

    spratman Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    job done spratman :yes:
     
  20. Humber CG

    Humber CG Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: PLEASE SIGN THIS BOYS PETITION TO SAVE HUMBER COASTGURAD

    Hi Bigrock
    Thank you for your honesty and unless you actually needed us you probably wouldn't know what we did or that we existed :sad:

    To put it basically, those that make a 999 call or a distress call on VHF see a helicopter/lifeboat or Coastguard team arrive but are not aware of who coordinates that in the background. A call to the Coastguard will have us calling out the relevant rescuer to come to your aid. We are different to other emergency services in that we will coordinate a search and rescue from the call to the end result. Of course there is a lot more to it but that puts it in basic terms.

    The difference is that we have local knowledge of the area that we cover, so as soon as a call comes in we are aware of where "Nose's Point/Chourdon Point/Shippersea Bay " is, the proposal will see us closed during night hours and the work being transferred to a station on the south coast, who will have to search out what area a particular place is, then find out which coastguard team/lifeboat or helicopter is the nearest before actually tasking it. This will add time before a search and rescue will take place - time that is crucial to a person in the water/about to get cut off by the tide/sinking on their vessel or stuck on a cliff

    Perhaps some other posters may be able to give examples of their experiences involving us.....

    Thanks guys for all your support it is appreciated and please pass on the petition link.
     

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