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Written Answers. - Marine Rescue Service.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 60. Mr. Wall Information on Jack Wall Zoom on Jack Wall  asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey  the progress made to date in implementing recommendations, for which his Department has responsibility, of the Final Report of the Air Accident Investigation Unit into the crash of the Dauphin Helicopter at Tramore, County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3504/02]

Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey As the Deputy is aware a thorough examination of the final report of the air accident investigation unit of the Department of Public Enterprise into accident DH 248/Rescue 111 Tramore, 2 July 1999 took place in my Department. All safety recommendations have been implemented by my Department with the exception of a service level agreement between my Department and the Air Corps of the Department of Defence. The report recommended that a formal service level agreement be put in place between the Air Corps and the Irish Coast Guard defining the precise responsibilities and deliver[1582] ables of both parties. My Department fully recognises the need for formalising current operational relationships and work is ongoing on the development of a draft agreement.

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