Sea of troubles

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Our entirely voluntary RNLI ­rescue service is the best ­available and is receiving an increasing number of call-outs from fishermen in small craft who are badly equipped and trained in seamanship.

This increases the risk to their own lives and those of the ­lifeboat crewmen called out to rescue them.

It is perhaps time for the ­safety-at-sea regulations to be ­extended and tightened up for all sea-going vessels.

Dennis Forbes 
Grattan

Mugiemoss Road

Aberdeen