Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey"

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  1. Re: Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey

    Anyone know what happens to the fine ?

    Presumably it gets paid back into the Treasury coffers. If the aforementioned is true does it go back to the MOD / RN?

    If this is the case then Fishery Protection is not only vital for keeping the UK fish stocks up but also for providing income generation which is a good thing.

    Didn't someone accuse of the RN of being pirates on another recent thread. Well surely the pirates are the people who come and steel our fish ! :lol:
     
  2. Re: Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey

    The way things are looking, it will be the only Squadron in the Royal Navy.
     
  3. Re: Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey

    And another thing, it just goes to show we cant affort to get rid of the Fishery Protection Fleet in the SDSR either if the bean counters are thinking about that too :twisted:
     
  4. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Re: Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey

    They are indeed thinking of binning FPS. The Scottish fisheries agency has submitted a bid to do all UK waters.
     
  5. Should re-introduce Letters of Marque and issue them to all RN vessels. Bit of state sponsored Privateering will help cut the deficit
     
  6. Re: Herald: "French Trawler Boarded & Detained By HMS Mersey

    Maybe not so good an idea as Ls of M were a form of "privatised" Navy. The beancounters really would love that. Anyway, that bloody de Kirchner woman really would call us "pirates".
     
  7. Aye you have a fair point there. Still, would be rather humorous when we start boarding Argie vessels cutlasses waving. Yarrrrrr. As an aside, Last recorded boarding action with cutlasses was apparently when HMS Cossack boarded the Altmark
     

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