To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of staff currently employed at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham have (a) received the amount of training required and (b) attained the level of qualification required in order to carry out their duties when the centre takes on its full operational responsibiliteis in December 2015.
7 July 2014
There are currently 27 Coastguards employed at the National Maritime Operations Centre:
· 23 are undergoing training to be ready in preparation for the start of operational duties in September 2014; and
· Four already have the minimum qualifications required for their roles.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency anticipates that at least a further 18 Coastguards to be in post at the NMOC who will have the training required to take on operational duties in September 2014.
By December 2015 all 96 Operational Coastguards will have attained the level of qualification required in order to carry out their duties.