Assistant Minister Routier, refuses to answer another question in the states.
Well done to Deputy Russel Labey for putting the question to the always - lost for a honest answer Routier.
The RNLI dispute started ( according to the Express article ) because the now money making incorporated, Ports of Jersey wanted to tow into the harbour a distressed french boat that was already under tow after being rescued by the RNLI Jersey crew.
The French skipper refused because he did not want to pay £1,500. to the Ports of Jersey. Obviously Andy Hibbs and his crew were happy to finish the job without the aid of Ports of Jersey Staff thus depriving them of taking money under duress or as other have called it piracy.
Ports of Jersey then wrote a letter to RNLI HQ complaining bitterly.
Clearly they are just short sighted ! What message if this indeed was the scenario would the action of the greedy Ports of Jersey sent out to the hundreds of visiting craft that stop over here during the year ?
Why couldn't just for once the minister answer honestly. If this was not the case and the Ports were not involved then obviously the incident did not happen ? Who do you believe ? If they were involved and out to make money then say so.
Is this why physically the whole of Jersey's RNLI staff are backing Andy Hibbs because the Ports are morally and ethically wrong and just trying to rip off people in trouble, where as the lifeboat crew work on a higher moral plain ( as volunteers ) trying to help people in dire trouble.
What next , Andrew Green charging for an ambulance call out ?
Petition with over 4500 supporters:https://www.change.org/p/rnli-bring-andy-hibbs-back?source_location=minibar