NCI AND MCGA AGREE REVISED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

5th June 2019 At the regular liaison meeting between the  National Coastwatch Institution and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency this week, the agreed revised Memorandum of Understanding between the NCI and the MCGA was presented to the NCI Liaison Team. This document formally defines the relationship between the two organisations

The photograph shows (l to r) Ian Weston (NCI Head of Operations), David Crozier (NCI Liaison Trustee for External Partners) being presented with the document by Alex Smith (MCGA Deputy Head of Maritime Operations UK)

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