At 11.25 a.m. this morning Falmouth Coastguard were alerted by the crew of the bulk carrier `Isa owned by the Polish Steamship Company, which was 400 miles south west of Ireland that three of her crew had suffered serious multiple injuries and were in need of urgent medical treatment. One of the injured crewmen who suffered extensive injuries, died a few hours later. Now my question is this : The RAF sent a Sea King from Chivenor who airlifted the injured some 200 miles off the Irish Coast as the operation was maximum of their range ( From take-off at Chivenor). Cork Airport would have to been used by the RAF as a refuelling point. What about the Irish Coastguard Sikorsky 61N (Rescue 115) that is based at Shannon Airport?. This Helicopter has a range of 400 nautical miles.!! Will the Irish Department of Marine cover the cost of the RAF Helicopter??