Crew at HMS Gannet
took part in a massive 357 missions in 2007 - around 100 more than the next busiest unit at RAF Chivenor in Devon.
The MoD must pay the contracts until 2013 and 2019, respectively, despite big cuts in the operation at Gannet
Tom Brock OBE, chief executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: "We are very grateful to HMS Gannet
If they are seriously considering closing HMS Gannet
, then there must be a crackpot loose.
Almost 220 tons of oil spilled from a pipe under the Gannet
Alpha platform between August 10 and 19.
in Prestwick, Ayrshire, was the busiest the UK's 12 units for the fifth year running.
Oil company Shell said it had stopped the leak from a flowline to the Gannet
Alpha platform in the North Sea.
It was bad enough when they transferred Gannet
's anti-submarine warfare function to England, but now they are not even using the facilities at Gannet
News Service touted that "Kid-testers of all ages consistently gave this game an enthusiastic thumbs up.
As the blunder was realised, a Royal Navy copter scrambled from HMS Gannet
in Ayrshire was cancelled by the Coastguard.
Both fields are located about 9 miles from the existing Gannet
A platform and are about 5 miles apart.
Corruption was discovered internally at the Robert Martin Company two and one-half years ago, a top official told Gannet
7%), which, along with the Auk and Gannet
fields, export via the Fulmar production facilities.
Petty Officer Taff Ashman, a former pupil at St Cenydd School, Caerphilly, is part of a four-man team at HMS Gannet
, in Prestwick, on duty as the country leaves 2010 behind and welcomes in 2011.
It's all about numbers tonight so if you've ever been out to sea and got excited because you've spotted a dolphin, or witnessed a gannet
dive-bombing its prey, then hang on to your hats.