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Old 11 September 2007, 07:44   #171
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The RNLI still needs money and is legally obliged to provide cover upto 50miles offshore with 2hrs.
That's interesting. I wasn't aware that the RNLI were legally obliged to provide any cover at all.

Can you tell me a bit more?

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Old 11 September 2007, 08:12   #172
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The RNLI still needs money and is legally obliged to provide cover upto 50miles offshore with 2hrs.
i fink iyll soo de bastuds.

az de avrij abl wud ownly be abul too gett 32-38 myles ofn de shor inn too howers ither thay aynt fulfilin de leegul obligashun orr dats orl bollux

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If all the rooms aren't full then the public can stay making full use of the college.
I admit money will be wasted but I don't feel it was on the College.
I stayed at the new college for the RYA awards dinner last year. Although the venue was only large enough to cope with 1 guest per crew member, meaning I couldn't take family and or sponsors the accommodation was first class, the catering was very good (nice fry up in the morning) and couldn't fault the staff. If you need to be in Poole I can certainly recommend it!
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That's interesting. I wasn't aware that the RNLI were legally obliged to provide any cover at all.

Can you tell me a bit more?

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I've got a couple of books I'll look through at home.

Its obliged to provide cover upto 50 miles offshore in 2 hrs, hence the ALBs do 25kts.
The Government would usually provide this cover and did start to fund the RNLI partially years ago on the condition that the RNLI ran it themselves.
The Goverment started to meddle with things so the RNLI said they didn't want the funding and would run it themselves which they have ever since.
Even without the Inde stations the RNLI coverage would be sufficent.

I've just emailed the RNLI to see if they are still legally obliged to. I'm sure they are but will post they responce when I get one.
Will also dig the books out I've got on the subject.

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I think the MCA would be a better bet for a true answer. I have a good friend who is responsible for all the SAR systems within the Coastguard. I have had numerous discussions with him on such subject as this.

The Coastguard does not diferentiate between RNLI and Independent SAR units available to them, but judge it response times.

For example Freshwater lifeboat which is an independent will be called to more casualties south of the Isle Of Wight as their respose time is quicker than RNLI Yarmouth.

Likewise Cowes is called out more times than Calshot due to response times. Having said that we work with Calshot if we need a bit of muscle to tow large boats, for which we would request coastguard to page them.

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Doesn't the facility have to be declared for the CG to use it?

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All independent lifeboats will be declared resources to the coastguard, which is why we are paged by them.

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Runswick Rescue was opened in 1982 but didn't become declared until 1991.

From their site:

"In 1991 the RBRB received official recognition from HMCG when it was made a fully declared facility within the sea rescue organisation. "

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If they class themselves as independent lifeboats then they should be declared. There are strict inspections on an annual basis from the MCA to make sure we are still compliant with the regulations.
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