Marine Operations Centre

Close the MOC at night and tailor the shifts to suit the scheduled sailings. The Ben My Chree leaves Douglas at 19:45 and does not return until 06:30. The Manannan arrives at 22:00 so there is scope to reduce the manning of the MOC from 22:30- 06:00. This would lead to staffing savings and reduction in night shift payments. The MOC is already understaffed and relies on temporary staff on an ad hoc basis so an alteration in work patterns would not mean redundancies. Coastguard responsibilities could be transferred to Belfast/Holyhead or the Joint Emergency Controlroom.

Why the contribution is important

Monetary savings could be made immediately and without the need for redundancy payments.

by Blebveg on April 05, 2017 at 07:40AM

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