A short but sweet oil leak tonight. According to this evening’s STV news (which concurs with rumours we’ve been hearing), the CFPA have been told by the MCA to “completely withdraw the current application”. If they want to continue they will need to submit a new application which will not happen before Easter. No doubt more will come out on this. We’ll take this as a small victory for common sense – however in the absence of the CFPA categorically stating that they are going to drop this plan, it is absolutely imperative that the fight goes on. If you haven’t done so already, go and sign the Holyrood petition: http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/shiptoshiptransfers. Only through proper parliamentary scrutiny can this be put to bed once and for all.