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8:01am 4th August 2013

There is a warning that the people in charge of keeping us safe on Cornwall's coast are facing job cuts.

That is despite Pirate FM revealing half of shifts at Falmouth Coastguard were already short staffed last summer.

Watch manager Tracy Hawk Treneer speaks for the PCS Union in the Duchy.

She tells us they are going to have to reapply for their positions: "We know how many bottoms are going to be on seats. We've been told that there's going to be 23 operators at each of the remaining stations. We have got more than that, now, working. We're also competing with the coastguard nationally.

"When the jobs come up we have to apply but we'll also be competing, not only against our colleagues here at Falmouth, but we'll be competing against our colleagues against the stations who are due for closure.

"I would say from the straw polls that we have had on-station that there isn't a massive interest for people that work in and around Falmouth to go and live up in Fareham and work there; not a massive interest."

8:01am 4th August 2013

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