Tragedy Underlies Need to Maintain Sea Rescue Service

December 6, 2011

With maritime and coastguard services throughout the British Isles under threat in recent years because of budgetary constraints both the British and Irish government received a tragic reminder in the last few days of why it is vital that the current level of

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ETV: No Complete Risk Yet in Place

March 28, 2011

The Celtic League has received a (undated) response to our query to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) about the decision of the UK government to announce the withdrawal of the emergency tug vessel (ETV) provision around British coasts (see link): It

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Emergency Tug Withdrawal: Dot pressed For Copy Of Risk Assessment(s)

February 21, 2011

The Celtic League has written to both the UK Department of Transport (DOT) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency asking them to furnish copies of any risk assessment(s) undertaken prior to the decision to announce the withdrawal of emergency towing vessels (ETVs) around

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Emergency Towing Vessel: MCA To Hold Consultative Meetings

February 14, 2011

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

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MCA Share League Concerns But ETV Provision Will End

November 27, 2010

The UK government is determined to press ahead with the decision to withdraw emergency towing vessels (ETVs) which are currently on station around British coasts. The Director of Maritime Services at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed that ETV provision will cease

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