'Disillusioned' coastguards leaving service

Coastguards are confused and disillusioned about government changes to their service, according to a report by MPs.

Too many coastguards were drifting out of the service, the report says. This loss of staff is "creating a risk that talent and expertise will haemorrhage".

The main concern is that the Government "has not yet fully explained" how the new system – which involves some coastguard centre closures – would work.