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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by penberth3 View Post
    Unfortunately, you've remembered the tabloid newspaper version.

    They did not stand and watch a person drown. The person had already drowned and was out of sight under the water in an urban pond full of junk. They took the right decision not to risk their lives to recover a body, location unknown, from a frozen lake.
    One small correction: the lake wasn't frozen. Otherwise, you're spot on. Trying to find a body out of site in a deep gravel pit without training or equipment would have been extremely dangerous.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    According to today's Times the two Coastguards involved in the motor car incident were actually paid employees. There is a quite separate incident where two volunteers were reprimanded for taking a teenager to hospital in their own car but using a Coastguard stretcher.
    Better start the whole thread again!!!
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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclin View Post
    According to today's Times the two Coastguards involved in the motor car incident were actually paid employees. There is a quite separate incident where two volunteers were reprimanded for taking a teenager to hospital in their own car but using a Coastguard stretcher.
    Better start the whole thread again!!!
    Or better still move it to the Lounge.

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclin View Post
    According to today's Times the two Coastguards involved in the motor car incident were actually paid employees. There is a quite separate incident where two volunteers were reprimanded for taking a teenager to hospital in their own car but using a Coastguard stretcher.
    Better start the whole thread again!!!
    Pick a newspaper, pick a version.

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadenough View Post
    Or better still move it to the Lounge.
    Errrrrr ..... The Lounge is officially for "non-boaty views" so that would be entirely the wrong place for my thread as the MCA is most definitely a boaty subject.

    Richard

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclin View Post
    According to today's Times the two Coastguards involved in the motor car incident were actually paid employees. There is a quite separate incident where two volunteers were reprimanded for taking a teenager to hospital in their own car but using a Coastguard stretcher.
    Better start the whole thread again!!!

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Errrrrr ..... The Lounge is officially for "non-boaty views" so that would be entirely the wrong place for my thread as the MCA is most definitely a boaty subject.

    Richard
    But the bitching, and whinging is more appropriate to the lounge.
    Edit: Come to think of it it is prevalent throughout this forum, perhaps why I am tiring of it.
    Last edited by Hadenough; 08-07-19 at 20:16. Reason: Second thoughts

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclin View Post
    According to today's Times the two Coastguards involved in the motor car incident were actually paid employees. There is a quite separate incident where two volunteers were reprimanded for taking a teenager to hospital in their own car but using a Coastguard stretcher.
    Better start the whole thread again!!!
    No, they were members of the Hope Cove Coastguard Rescue Team.

    They are paid a small call-out fee, but the MCA is always very anxious not to class them as employees as then they'll have to worry about employment law, pensions, NI, etc - yet they want to give them none of the independence a voluntary organisation would have.
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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadenough View Post
    But the bitching, and whinging is more appropriate to the lounge.
    Edit: Come to think of it it is prevalent throughout this forum, perhaps why I am tiring of it.
    Ah ..... I see. As I said in post #48, I did seem to attract good kicking from the usual suspects on here, although rather than tiring of it, I relish it.

    Richard

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    Default Re: Veteran coastguards sacked for rescuing car from cliff edge

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    And I'm guessing that you've never worked in an organisation that actually requires you to read things properly, given your comments.

    Richard
    I've done OK so far. I started with the post where you said "Let's hope that Minn gets the assignment to run the MCA asap as the organisation is clearly totally incompetent..." and read on as it got even more surreal, although you weren't the only one to be fair...

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