Brixham Open Meeting in support of our Coastguards at the Riviera Centre, Torbay. This was an opportunity for the community to pay tribute to our Maritime Rescue Coordinators and to hear from the many groups who rely upon them. It was especially moving to hear the tribute from Sheryll Murray MP, whose own fisherman husband Neil lost his life at sea. There are some things that go beyond a price tag like the ability for fishing families to speak to someone on the end of a phone who knows their families boat. The cost savings from this modernisation do not in my opinion justify the imposition of another untested and centralised computer based response system.
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