Deadline extended by six weeks - get your voice heard!

The deadline for interested parties to get their voices heard regarding a reorganisation of the UK’s coastguard service has been extended.

Philip Hammond, transport minister, said that there was not “a clear and definitive business case” to make decisions without first consulting publicly, and insisted no firm decisions were yet made.  

 If agreed, the proposals would see the UK’s only 24-hour coastguard

centres based in Aberdeen, Dover and the Southampton/Portsmouth area.

The other five would operate just during daylight.

Response forms,

as well as the full proposal document, can be downloaded from www.mcga.gov.uk