Coastguard closures- MCA plans poor – New Inquiry


Transport Select Committee, 19 feb

The coastguard closure plans are ‘dead in the water’ after warnings that they were ‘poorly thought out’ and ‘extremely dangerous’

The transport select committee has ordered a fresh inquiry into the plans to close more than half of their 18 coastguard co-ordinating stations, reducing Scotland to just one 24 hour operation at Aberdeen. Lerwick and Stornoway were to have to fight it out retain a daylight only service, along with Belfast and Liverpool.

TSC Chair', Louise Ellman

TSC Chair', Louise Ellman

The Transport Select committee chairwoman Louise Ellman was so enraged by the answers she received from Sir Alan Massey, that he was described as leaving the oral session with “a bloody nose”.

Alan Massey MCA at the TSC 19 FEB




Tavish Scott MSP Shetlands



MSP for Shettland Tavish Scott said:- “Where the MCA’s proposals were fundamentally flawed is that they had not carried out a risk assessment of the safety of their plans”

Video Of the T.S.C. meeting  is AVAILABLE HERE

Mick Roche, Chairman.


About Councillor, Sefton MBC

Councillor, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Victoria Ward, Ward Chair'
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