Government set to dismantle the 4th emergency service

The government is set to slash the number of coastguard stations from 18 to eight in supposed cost saving cuts placing local communities at risk. Of these only three will be operational around the clock, the other five will only operate in daylight hours and a quick response during the hours of darkness will become a challenge. All areas of the UK’s long and varied coastline will be impacted by this proposal.

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