Save Clyde Coastguard Red Flare Flotilla – 31st August

Clyde Coastguard is, for good reason, distressed and in serious need of assistance.

The specialist Clyde Coastguard station – the third largest in the entire UK – known immediately to those working, travelling and taking their leisure in Clyde and west coast waters will not exist beyond the end of this year, unless everyone who cares about this issue takes determined action to prevent it.

Save Clyde Coastguard, the campaign to save it is asking for everyone with a boat to spare a little time to join a Red Flare Flotilla off Greenock at 8.00pm on Friday 31st August.

Save Clyde Coastguard hopes that this distress flare of its own will be seen by commercial, naval and leisure craft users of the Clyde waterway system. This includes the naval ships in the Gare Loch and Loch Long, familiar users of our water; tug companies, shipping industry operators, Clydeport, lifeboats, ferry operators, fishing boats, dive boats, waterborne visitor experience providers, yacht clubs, boat charterers – every and all type of craft.

What to do
Be there – on the water or, as a spectator, on the Greenock Esplanade – at the Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club end. Spectator presence is equally vital to show public support for the Clyde Coastguard service.

All boats:
•Muster off the Clyde Coastguard Station at Greenock well before 8.00pm.
•Keep radios open on Chanel 12 VHF DSC.

Information copied from Argyll News and posters in the Clubhouse