Old 4th Feb 2019, 15:01
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The Old Fat One
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Location: UK
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I am 100% confident that the official response to this loss would have entirely consistent with any previous "lost at sea" incident, given similar circumstances. Obviously search assets diminish as budgets diminish - indeed the Mighty Hunter that I spent many an hour searching for all manor of objects (including aircraft various) is of course no more, otherwise I have no doubt it would have been called on. Whether the P8 will be utilised for SAR I don't know...there are going to be far fewer of them.

Anyway, clearly the glare of publicity and the privately funded efforts have been far greater - understandably so...but I don't for one second think that the nations/governments assets have been used in any manner differently than they would have irrespective of who was on board.
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