The stuff of satire – from the written evidence to the committee of Liverpool Coastguard PCS Union members.
’27. Warship analogy
‘The CEO (being a Second Sea Lord) tells us that he is taking the MCA on a passage like “taking a new
warship to Sea. There will be problems but my men will batten out the problems on sea trials”. The Coastguard
is not a new warship, we don’t have the capacity to launch it and ﬁx it as we go along. It is an emergency
service who provides assistance to people at sea. It should be right before it launches. We can not understand
why assessments and in-depth investigations have not been done about current workloads and why proper trials and testing of any new systems not carried out.’