Our ref: HSR/2/6
Head Office Circular: NP/70/23
5th April 2023
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
LIFEBOAT INCIDENT – P&O FERRIES PIONEER
Following receipt of a report of the lifeboat falling off the P&O Ferries Pioneer earlier this week, with the lifeboat subsequently being located in Gosport marina, your National Executive Committee, at its meeting on 4th April 2023, resolved as follows:
We note the concerns outlined in the report on file and instruct the General Secretary to do the following:
- Write to MCA and raise our concerns regarding the recent incident on the P&O Pioneer
- Create a “Write to Your MP” letter to be sent to members via text and email raising our concerns over P&O’s disregard over Maritime Safety
- Write to the Shipping Minister raising the issue
- Raise this matter with our RMT Parliamentary Group.
All Maritime Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.
I am acting in line with these instructions. Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.