Committee criticises government plans to scrap emergency tugs

The transport select committee says plans to get rid of emergency towing vessels are unwise. Budget cuts are forcing the Marine and Coastguard Agency to make this decision but leaving the UK coast unprotected is not an option, say MPs.

The Braer. Credit: Chris Gomersall/Alamy
The Braer. Credit: Chris Gomersall/Alamy

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content



Prices on request

  • Full access to for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits