Emergency Towing Vessel: MCA To Hold Consultative Meetings

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are to hold a number of briefings/consultations (in Edinburgh and London) to consider the decision to discontinue the Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) contract.

The Celtic League is one of a number of organisations that expressed concern which have been invited to attend (see below).

The League hope to send a delegate to the meeting scheduled for March/April in London.

“J B Moffatt
Celtic League
11 Cleiy Rhennee
Kirk Michael
Isle of Man
1M6 1HT

Our ref: ETV

Emergency Towing Vessel Review Meeting 09:00 4th March 2011

You are formally invited to attend an ETV review meeting to be held 09:00 4th March 2011 at the offices of the Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.

The announcement last September that the current ETV contract is not to be renewed has raised a number of questions from interested parties.

The MCA together with the Scottish Government has arranged a meeting that will provide the MCA with an opportunity to present the current position and facilitate discussions among the interested parties to consider options that will be available following the withdrawal of the tugs.

Space is limited, please confirm you attendance by return, restricting where possible each organisation to a single person, please confirm attendance by CoP Friday 18th February.

It is also proposed to hold another meeting in March/April in London and, should you wish to register your interest in attending this meeting instead, I would be grateful if you could also confirm this by the same date as above.

Yours sincerely

Philip Naylor
Director of Maritime Services”

Related link on Celtic News here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/3523

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League

11/02/11

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