RYA working to ensure that current service levels are maintained and improved.
The RYA wants to achieve
- No diminution in the current service levels as a result of the HM Coastguard restructure.
- All HM Coastguard services that are currently delivered should continue at the same level or be improved including: search and rescue, provision of maritime safety, information and VHF voice communication.
The RYA is content that the MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) has fully considered the issues raised by the RYA response to its two consultations and that the restructuring involves changes to the management of the Search and Rescue service (how the service is delivered) rather than provision of the service ( what is delivered).
The availability of lifeboats, rescue helicopters, Coastguard Rescue Teams and other rescue facilities in the area will be unaffected by the restructuring.
The RYA continues to monitor the restructure. The Government aims to complete the restructure, with all operational systems realigned to new structures and delivering services to the public by April 2016.
Government signs deal for new search and rescue fleet
The new search and rescue service will operate a mixed fleet of 22 modern helicopters from ten locations in the UK ... read more
Specific changes to the Coastguard service have now been announced. The RYA will continue to monitor the implementation of the new networked service to ensure that the needs of members are fully ... read more
RYA responds to MCA consultation on revised proposals for Coastguard modernisation
RYA calls for a 'clear understanding' of what is meant by local knowledge. ... read more
Revised Coastguard reforms
Government announces revised Coastguard reforms. ... read more
Proposed Coastguard modernisation
Transport Select Committee criticises current proposals. ... read more
RYA clarifys speculation over 'abandoned' proposals for Coastguard service
RYA speaks to Government about over media reports that it has abandoned plans to modernise the Coastguard service. ... read more
RYA responds to MCA consultation on modernisation of the Coastguard service
Prinicple concern that all services continue at the same level and indeed are improved... ... read more
MCA proposal on Coastguard modernisation
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) public meetings on proposals to modernise the Coastguard. ... read more
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