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Old 28 September 2012, 08:01   #1
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Forth Coastguard final broadcast is today at 1430

Then all operating is passed to Aberdeen .

Forth Coastguard have left a message on their Facebook page.

http://youtu.be/OrV_iAoAxO0

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Old 28 September 2012, 16:29   #2
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Good for them. Go out with a bang. Liverpool is my local MRSC and it'll be going, together with the excellent camaraderie that exists with their area's sea going folks at present. When I was in the service we joked that the end game was one centre......next door to the RAC centre in the Midlands. Its getting nearer
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Old 28 September 2012, 16:35   #3
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I believe 12 out of the 14 staff, have accepted redundancy or retired; so they had nothing to lose!

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Old 28 September 2012, 16:50   #4
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Sad, but there's a lot of it going around. They're trying the same caper here with Malin Head CG. No point in me getting started about it here - but suffice to say - I'M NOT BL@@DY HAPPY ABOUT IT!
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Old 28 September 2012, 17:07   #5
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the "chuff chart" will have been out. Ticking off the days til they would be really chuffed to escape the madness.
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Old 28 September 2012, 18:10   #6
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It's a great shame to see our CG stations go like this, In almost the same way that Trinity house have automated most of our light houses. Whole communities are effected and often forced to move elsewhere to find employment. They tryed dumping my local CG but there was a huge campain to stop the closure, for how long though I don't know.
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I remember when they closed the local stations - I was working from Newhaven in those days and it transferred to Lee...

They did it to the ambulance services using the same excuses. Initially it was chaos (and may still be) but as usual those on the ground overcome the management screw ups and made it look like it worked - for the sake of the end user not the managers.

The theory being one day any emergency service worker could be their next customer.

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Lots of noise, lots of emotion, when a station closes - but to be honest I've worked through the effects of two station closes in operating areas where we do a considerable amount of work and haven't actually noticed much difference day-to-day.
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