Future of Coast Guard could be decided today

gerhard dengler

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Is there any group in Ireland as truly heroic as these people?
The work that those people do is invaluable.

Chap I went to school with, committed suicide recently close to the same spot where that coast guard crew were earlier today.
Those services retrieved that deceased chap's remains.

My condolences to the family and friends and colleagues of Caitríona Lucas
 


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Coastguard rescued two young men yesterday attempting to row across the atlantic.
Will these two lads have to pay for their rescue?
I think they should.
If the fire brigade comes to your house you get charged for it.
The same principle should apply.
All people going out in boats should have insurance to cover them for rescues.
It might cut down on the number of missions that the coastguard have to fly and ultimately
save both lives and taxpayers' money.
 

Sister Mercedes

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Coastguard rescued two young men yesterday attempting to row across the atlantic.
Will these two lads have to pay for their rescue?
If they were rowing towards Ireland they deserve to pay for it all.

If they were rowing away, no.
 

Old Mr Grouser

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Coastguard rescued two young men yesterday attempting to row across the atlantic.

Will these two lads have to pay for their rescue?

I think they should.

If the fire brigade comes to your house you get charged for it.

The same principle should apply.

All people going out in boats should have insurance to cover them for rescues.

It might cut down on the number of missions that the coastguard have to fly and ultimately save both lives and taxpayers' money.
No. It wouldn't be practical.

A lot of idiots wouldn't send out distress calls for fear of the bills.

And what would be the position of third-parties who report a situation where they think someone else is in trouble?

Just imagine the calls that there'd be to Joe Duffy.
 


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