Civil Aviation Assist Medical Department
Falkland Islands Government Air Service and Civil Aviation Departments were involved with two medical call-outs yesterday evening, possibly the only time this has happened. Civil Aviation Director, Gerald Cheek explained that the departments were first called out at 20 past six last night to an incident at Fox Bay. Within half an hour they received another medical callout, this time to Goose Green. Gerald believes this may be the first time that the departments have been called out for medical assistance in such a short time period. The case at Fox Bay was able to sit in the Islander, however the person collected from Goose Green was conveyed to Stanley on a stretcher.
Still no news on the dinghy incident
The origin of the mysterious dinghy found East of Concordia Bay late December last year is still unknown according to Commander of British Forces, Falkland Islands. We asked CBFFI whether the information was only given to the islands on ?a need to know basis'. He added that the South Jason Fire report highlighted that procedures had been stuck to and was just a very unfortunate accident . CBIFFI finally commented on the FIBS transmitter mast, which was hit by a tornado F3 aircraft last year.
New Merchant Shipping Laws
A new Merchant Shipping Law has been adapted from the UK. The clauses of the new bill will only be enacted when the Governor publishes the date by Notice in the Gazette, after being presented to Legislative Council later this year. One of the new clauses would empower the Governor to appoint inspectors of ships. The definition of British ships is wider than that of Falkland Island ships. Any reference to a Falkland Island ship is essentially to ships registered in the Falklands, regardless of their nationality. Also mentioned is that only Falkland Islands ships will be entitled to fly the Red Ensign with the Arms of the Falklands. If flown, this denotes that the ship is a British ship registered in the islands. A section in the bill would set out duties to display the Ensign at stated times. Another section states that the Governor will be able to refuse or terminate the registration of a ship. Offences include if