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Old 05 May 2008, 16:43   #11
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irst of all, congratulations! so when are we going to hear the rnli story come out? Hope it all goes smoothly for you, you`ll have a ball at poole too!!

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Old 06 May 2008, 12:04   #12
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Cowes Rescue Assetts

Originally Posted by The Garfish View Post
yus. thay arr givvin itt orl too de vencherers serch an reskew

fuk mee arnt i a likkul buggir

Nice thought; but feel it would be better donated to a IOW Unit
such as Shanklin who seem very busy , Freshwater , or Ryde.

The cash rich RNLI do not need it , and as it was orginally donated
to a Independent unit , the Charity Commission might agree if it went
to a independent unit on the IOW.

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Old 07 May 2008, 05:54   #13
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The problem with donating it to another team is it will not meet the rescue boat code of practice when that is introduced, so would have to go into someone's training fleet. And the problem with training boats is they rapidly become just another "mouth to feed".

There are quite strict rules about what charities can do with their assets, I'm sure CIL will follow these.

Personally, I think the decision is a great shame. Yes, Cowes will get a shiny new boat and all the backup it could need, but it will lose the ability to patrol its area or dictate its own operational processes.

The interesting situation this creates though is RNLI cover in the Solent - once Selsey gets its Tamar, the future of either Bembridge or Calshot must begin to look a bit iffy...

Best of luck to all the Cowes guys anyway.

I did hear rumours of an indie unit being set up by those that did not like the idea of going RNLI - anyone else heard anything?

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