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Revealed: Coastguard failures in race for Channel migrant drowning disaster

Receive the free Morning Headlines email for news from our journalists around the world Sign up for our free Morning Headlines email AAn overworked UK Coastguard team working up to 20 hours a day made mistakes during the search and rescue response to the mass drowning tragedy in the English Channel a year ago, a […]

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Call logs reveal French and UK coastguards to blame as 32 people drowned with French rescue operation shut down nine hours before bodies found

Heartbreaking call logs reveal French and British authorities passed the buck while 32 men, women and children drowned in the English Channel. Screams could be heard in the background as the asylum seekers aboard the crashed dinghy spoke to the French coastguard, but were told to phone 999 instead as they were believed to be […]

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SRT Marine signs contract with ‘important’ coastguards in Asia

Maritime Surveillance and Coastal Surveillance Technology Company SRT Marine Systems signed a contract with a new customer, it announced on Wednesday, to supply an unnamed national coast guard in Southeast Asia with a first maritime surveillance system “SRT-MDA”. The AIM-listed company said the contract was for a small system that would allow the Coast Guard […]

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Bay of Islands Coastguard moves to Opua in time for summer

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 4:16 p.m.Press Release: Coast Guard With another busy summer expected on the water, Coastguard Bay of Islands has moved from its base in Kerikeri to the former general store in Opua, creating a new regional rescue center and education centre. Over the next three months, the new Opua Coastguard House will […]

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Bristow launches search and rescue helicopter services for the Dutch Coastguard |

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The Coastguard’s 20-year journey from ‘old school’ skippers to ‘level playing field’

Until the launch of the new Coastguard vessel, the Hohapata Sealord Rescue, 18 months ago, Coastguard volunteer Rosie Musters said Nelson’s lifeboat had no working toilets. walking. With long journeys of up to 16 hours, as well as the wearing of wetsuits and other gear, the lack of toilets meant that women could not be […]

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Announcement from the Acting Director General of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Posted on October 9, 2022 at 10:11 a.m. by The Maritime Executive Announcement of new Acting Director General of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency “I very much look forward to leading the Agency over the next few months.” Damien Oliver has been appointed acting chief executive of the Maritime and Coastguard […]

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Oliver appointed acting head of UK navy and coastguard

Damien Oliver has been appointed acting chief executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Damien will take up his new role on Monday, October 17, following the retirement of current MCA chief executive Brian Johnson. Chairman and Board Member Christopher Rodrigues said: “Damien has held a number of senior positions with the MCA since […]

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Fishing boat sinks off Shetland prompting coastguard rescue of crew

A fishing boat off Shetland has sunk after colliding with another boat. Eight crew members were forced to abandon ship to a life raft after colliding with another vessel, prompting a Coastguard rescue operation. The boat sank 45 nautical miles southeast of Shetland around 12 noon on Thursday. HM Coastguard organized the rescue operation with […]

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Coastguard welcomes ‘great opportunity’ to train with Royal Navy – The Royal Gazette

Created: Oct 04, 2022 12:17 PM The auxiliary ship of the British Royal Fleet FRG tidal force conducted drills with the Bermuda Coast Guard. Coastguard crews from the Royal Bermuda Regiment took part in a helicopter winching exercise thanks to a visit from a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel. The offshore training involved a Royal Navy […]

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Taupō Coastguard resumes training – NZ Herald

Taupō Coastguard Training Officer Mike Hughes prepares for more training sessions ahead of the busy summer period. Photo/Dan Hutchinson Taupō boatie safety training resumes after a two-year absence due to Covid-19. Several courses are offered by Coastguard Lake Taupō and Coastguard Boating Education. Tutor Bill Irvine says with summer upon us, safety on the water […]

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Life of Irish Coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas remembered in Clare FM radio documentary

Six years after Caitriona Lucas became the first Irish Coast Guard volunteer to die on active service, a documentary is due to air on Clare FM Radio today, September 12, about her life. “Caitriona was a hero…she should always be remembered,” program director Padraic Flaherty said of the hour-long documentary, which was made with support […]

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Greek Coast Guard shoots ‘suspicious’ Turkish cargo ship | New

Turkey says no casualties were reported in the incident near the Turkish island of Bozcaada and demands a prompt investigation. Greek coastguards opened fire on a cargo ship sailing in international waters in the Aegean Sea, heightening tensions with Turkey that have escalated in recent weeks. There were no casualties in the shooting 11 nautical […]

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The New Zealand Coastguard pays special tribute to Kaumātua Joe Hawke at the naming ceremony for its two new Lotto-funded rescue vessels

Saturday 3 September 2022, 00:36Press release: New Zealand Coastguard This morning the New Zealand Coastguard welcomed and thanked their new special, high-tech lifeboats and the meaningful names given to them. The names of the two vessels, Joe Hawke Rescue and Hukātai Rescue, were donated by local iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and pay tribute respectively to […]

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Penlee Lifeboat and Penzance Coastguard search for missing person West Cornwall

An unconscious woman and a missing person resulted in a busy night for the West Cornwall volunteer emergency services last night. The evening began with Penlee RNLI contacted by Coastguard Falmouth Operations Center at 8.37pm on Thursday. A woman aboard an 11m yacht had been found unconscious, but breathing, and needed immediate help. Under the […]

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No response to request from US Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry to refuel in Solomon Islands

The vessel was on patrol for the regional fisheries agency when the port visit request was made amid tensions over China’s security pact. The US Coast Guard vessel USCGC Oliver Henry was unable to enter the Solomon Islands for a routine port call because the Solomon Islands government failed to respond to a request for […]

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US Coast Guard vessel unable to refuel in Solomon Islands – official

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel was unable to enter the Solomon Islands for a routine port call because the Solomon Islands government failed to respond to a request for refueling and resupply, a U.S. official said . The islands’ government did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The Solomon Islands have had […]

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Child’s life saved by joint RNLI and Coastguard operation after kayaks capsize – The Pembrokeshire Herald

Pembrokeshire STUDENTS received their GCSE results this week. Pembrokeshire County Council said it has been an ‘incredibly difficult’ two years for all students and praised everyone for their efforts. Following the covid-19 pandemic, public exams have returned this year, bringing many challenges for everyone involved. Schools have worked hard to ensure students have the skills […]

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RNLI and HM Coastguard boat crews rescue occupants from a burning yacht off the Welsh coast

Photo: HM Coastguard Staff from HM Coastguard and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Mumbles, South Wales responded to an incident involving a pleasure craft which caught fire on Saturday August 13. Rescue teams from Mumbles Coastguard and RNLI were dispatched to Caswell Bay off Swansea’s Gower Peninsula at around 12.39pm local time on […]

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Dun Laoghaire Coastguard warns of ‘unacceptable jet skier behaviour’ in Dublin Bay

Dun Laoghaire Coastguard has warned of ‘unacceptable behaviour’ by jet skiers near the Dublin Bay coast. Thursday was a hive of maritime activity on the southern shore of the bay. The Forty Foot swimming spot was packed with swimmers in the current heat wave. A cruise liner was moored at the ship’s anchorage and carried […]

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Coastguard helicopter airlift for victim from Tenby beach

A shortage of NHS ambulances led to a helicopter airlift to hospital for a man with severe chest pain on a beach in Pembrokeshire yesterday, Tuesday August 9. RNLI lifeguards on Tenby South Beach, the crew of the Tenby Inshore Lifeboat, members of the Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team, an off-duty GP and a nurse all […]

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RNLI and HM Coastguard publish beach safety advice

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HM) remind families in Wales to take care when visiting the coast as thousands of people flock to the seaside in hot weather . New figures reveal that during the summer school holidays last year, more than 800 lifeguard incidents were reported in Wales, many […]

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US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (USCGC) arrives in Freetown – Welcome to the Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022: The USCGC Mohawk arrived in Freetown last weekend for a scheduled port call. During the visit, Mohawk received on board Sierra Leone government officials, including Vice President Juldeh Jalloh and military leaders. US Navy officers will hold discussions with fishing communities on the impact of illegal, unreported, and unregulated […]

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United States Coast Guard Mohawk cutter arrives in Freetown

Download logo The USCGC Mohawk arrived in Freetown this weekend for a scheduled port call. During the visit, Mohawk will host vessel tours for Sierra Leonean government and military leaders as well as participate in discussions with members of the fishing community on the impact of illegal fishing, not declared and unregulated (IUU), including a […]

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Family on boat stuck on Kaikōura coast rescued – Coast Guard

The Coast Guard said the family of four whose boat got stuck on the Kaikōura coast over the weekend have saved themselves. The boat carrying a family of four ran aground off the coast of Kaikōura on Sunday. Photo: Environment Canterbury The 40ft pleasure boat anchored on the north side of the peninsula to shelter […]

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COAST GUARD HELICOPTER WILL CONTINUE TO BE BASED AT LEE-ON-SOLENT FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS – Island Echo

HM Coastguard has signed a £1.6billion contract with Bristow Helicopters to continue supplying search and rescue helicopters and aircraft around the UK coast – including here on the Isle of Wight – for another 10 year. It has been confirmed that Coastguard helicopters will continue to be based at Lee-on-Solent to cover the Isle of […]

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Sea Safety Training for Coast Guards

Sea safety training was conducted over the weekend. Photo by Marjorie Roth. Unfavorable weather during the week reduced nautical activity but around 8:50 p.m. the On Monday July 18, the coast guard Yeppoon received a request from the SAR police officer to surrender to the rescue of three fishermen stranded on Barren Island. They were […]

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Southend Coastguard crews search for person stuck in mud

Three Coastguard teams were dispatched to report someone stuck in mud in Southend over the weekend. HM Coastguard Southend has been tasked with reporting a person stuck in the mud off Marine Parade on Saturday, reported by a concerned member of the public. Launched at 3.54pm, a Southend Coastguard team proceeded directly to the RNLI […]

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Three Coastguard teams launched after reports of someone stuck in mud in Southend

Three coastguard teams set out to search for someone stuck in the mud at Southend. Photos: HM Coastguard Southend Three Coastguard teams were dispatched to report someone stuck in mud in Southend over the weekend. HM Coastguard Southend has been tasked with reporting a person stuck in the mud off Marine Parade on Saturday, reported […]

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Portreath Coastguard Rescue Team come to explorer’s aid

An explorer who got stuck in a gallery 12ft from a cliff and an endangered fisherman kept the Portreath Coastguard team busy this week. The team was called on the afternoon of Friday July 22 to report a victim trapped 12ft off a cliff in the mouth of an old gallery above Portreath Beach. After […]

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency signs new contract to improve search and rescue

HMCG flying in formation with a fixed-wing aircraft, a helicopter and a Schiebel S-100 drone Following a lengthy 18-month procurement process, the MCA, an executive agency of the Department for Transport, recently signed a contract worth around £1.6 billion with UK-based Bristow Helicopters Ltd. Robert Courts MP, Minister for Maritime and Aviation said today that […]

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Foula Beacon, Coast Guard Anniversary, Space Progress

A NEW architectural installation designed to inspire visitors to seek solitude and reconnect with the natural world has been commissioned for Foula. It follows a national design competition named Beacon Project. The winner was a piece titled The Pilgrim’s Stones by architect Kevin Kelly. The installation, commissioned by leading outdoor footwear brand Merrell to promote […]

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The Coast Guard celebrates its 200th anniversary | The Shetland Times Ltd

Senior Coastguard Officer Alex Dodge aboard the Hrossey A celebration took place today (Saturday) to mark the 200th anniversary of the coastguard service. The event took place aboard the NorthLink ferry Hrosseyoffering a maritime link on occasion. Alex Dodge, Shetland’s senior coastal operations officer who has worked for the coastguard for the past 21 years, […]

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency launches a digital tool for well-being at sea

Image source: istock.com/Bestdesigns The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has launched a digital tool to support the mental health and wellbeing of seafarers. Called Wellbeing at Sea Tool, it provides the user with a digital survey and, when completed, provides them with personalized advice on how to improve their wellbeing at sea. The data entered […]

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Throwing a lifeline as Coastguard Lifeboat Station Wick calls for volunteers – Do you have what it takes to help save lives around our coastline?

Click here to sign up for our curated newsletters! A visit from the John O’Groat Journal to find out a bit more about the operation of an emergency service in Wick led to a call for volunteers to help the local coastguard. Ewen Scott, senior coastal operations officer at Coastguard Lifeboat Station Wick, works full-time […]

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Elite rowing crew rescued by coastguard after being hit by extreme weather off the coast of Scotland

An elite rowing crew on a charity mission had to be rescued by the coastguard after being hit by extreme weather off the coast of Scotland. The team were competing in the GB Row Challenge when they got into trouble near Mull of Kintyre, Argyll in the early hours of Monday morning. 2 The Sea […]

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Coastguard warns ‘no photo is worth a life’

Photo: Shetland CoastguardPhoto: Shetland Coastguard The LOCAL Coastguard has reminded people to stay clear of the edges of the cliffs when looking to take the ‘perfect shot’. He said in a social media post that “no picture is worth a life”. It comes after the RSPB also reminded people this week not to climb the […]

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Lifesaving defibrillators donated to remote UK communities thanks to HM Coastguard

AEDs are now available in HM Coastguard vehicles. Life-saving defibrillators have been donated to remote highland communities, thanks to an initiative by HM Coastguard. The new defibrillators mean extra lifesaving capability in an emergency and help close some critical ‘gaps’ to bring access to automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to people in the UK’s most remote […]

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Coastguard warning after driver parks car on island beach

With temperatures soaring, what better way to soak up the sun than the stunning silvery sands of the Western Isles. However, the Coastguard was forced to issue a sand driving warning after the unfortunate owner of this car was forced to seek the help of a farmer to recover his vehicle. The car got stuck […]

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SunLive – Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard: new rescue vessel

Construction of a new purpose-built rescue vessel for the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard will begin soon. This vessel will empower everyday volunteers to do extraordinary things – save lives at sea. The Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard plays a vital role in one of Aotearoa’s busiest boating areas. Volunteers come to the aid of people on 1700 km2 […]

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HM Coastguard / Offshore SAR Management (OSARM)

The Maritime Search and Rescue Management course is delivered to the oil and gas industry by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to ensure that relevant personnel are trained and briefed on the correct procedures and processes to be followed in SAR situations and other emergencies. . The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is an executive […]

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HM Coastguard / Offshore SAR Management for Renewable Energy (OSARM-R)

The Maritime Search and Rescue Management course is delivered to the offshore renewable energy industry by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to ensure that relevant personnel are trained and briefed on the correct procedures and processes to follow in SAR situations and other emergencies. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is an executive agency of […]

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Lochaber Coastguard members awarded long service medals

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Stunning Looe video shows daring Coastguard helicopter rescue involving moving boat

A Coastguard helicopter was filmed carrying out a daring rescue which involved lowering someone onto a moving boat earlier in the evening (Tuesday June 7). An RNLI lifeboat was launched from Looe at around 5.10pm, along with a Coastguard helicopter, as part of the rescue operation. Details of the incident are not yet clear, but […]

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The Yell Coastguard were tasked in the early morning to report a missing person

THE COAST GUARD was tasked at 1am this morning (Monday) following reports of a missing person in Cullivoe in Yell. The Mid Yell Coastguard Rescue Team were dispatched to the Garth Wind Farm and located the unharmed man a short time later. The Coastguard said on social media that after checking he was uninjured, the […]

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Australia donates new coastguard vessel to Samoa

Australia to provide Samoa with new coastguard patrol boat, foreign secretary says Penny Wang announced during a visit to the Pacific island nation on Thursday as she sought to restore ties and counter China’s growing influence. Following a meeting with the Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afaWong said Australia would provide a Guardian-class ship next […]

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Loyal Unst Coast Guard Receives Long Service Medal

A MEMBER of the Baltasound Coastguard team received a 20 year service and good conduct medal. Derek Jamieson received the medal at an award ceremony on Sunday. Coastal Operations Area Commander Dave Sweeney said: “Derek’s commitment to HM Coastguard and the Unst community is second to none. “His leadership of the Unst Coastguard team has […]

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Houlder is collaborating on an autonomous vessel project with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

As the first major autonomous vessel review work commissioned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), the project marks a watershed moment for smart shipping, according to Houlder’s statement. The review work was a collaboration with Robosys, an advanced robotics technology company specializing in the design and operation of autonomous systems for the maritime industry, […]

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Maritime Agency and Coast Guard Chart Scanning Course

Image source: istock.com/Duncan Cuthbertson Digitization is at the heart of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s business plan, the division of the Department for Transport (DfT) says in its business plan 2022-2023, published on May 24, 2022. HM Coastguard, which turns 200 in 2022 and is part of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, will, for the […]

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Nelson’s Dawnbreakers Fishing Club raises funds for the Coastguard

Mal Drummond/Supplied Dawnbreakers Fishing Club member Oliver McPherson caught this huge snapper at sunrise. A fishing community in Nelson has raised a significant donation for a service that protects them on the water. Dawnbreakers Fishing Club secretary Sue Hawkins said a team effort raised $3,130 for Coastguard Nelson – a service greatly appreciated by anyone […]

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The lifeboat put on standby to assist the coastguard during the Weston-super-Mare beach incident

The Weston-super-Mare RNLI team were put on ‘immediate readiness’ on Sunday morning (May 15) at the request of HM Coastguard during an incident on Weston Beach. Among the emergency services present were the police, the coastguard rescue team, the Weston Seafront Rangers and the fire brigade hovercraft. Bringing up a lifeboat in “immediate readiness” means […]

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Coastguard search for missing base jumper in Eastbourne

A SEARCH has been launched by the Coast Guard to locate a missing base jumper. RNLI Eastbourne was called into action at around 11.15am on Saturday May 14 to help search for a base rider who had been flagged late by concerned family members. The inshore lifeboat was launched and a search was carried out […]

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Sloop heading for Turks and Caicos Islands intercepted by US Coast Guard – Magnetic Media

#TurksandCaicos, May 11, 2022 – The Turks & Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA) has announced a pioneering initiative to shape the next generation of real estate gurus for the country. In a forum with local media, a dynamic group of industry stalwarts and trend setters shared that local high school students aged 14 to 17 […]

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Coastguard teams hunt four hours for ‘ghost’ distress call

Search – Coastguard teams searching for the ship COAST GUARD teams rushed to a distress call off Shoebury but no vessel was found. HM Coastguard Southend was tasked at 9.40am on Wednesday with a ‘mayday’ call from a vessel in distress which was picked up by the Shoebury antenna of HM Coastguard station. No further […]

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Coastguard and lifeboat called to rescue kitesurfer in channel

Rescue teams from Burnham-on-Sea were called in yesterday (April 24) to rescue a kitesurfer after he ran into trouble off the coast of Brean. Burnham Lifeboat and the Coastguard Rescue Team were alerted to the incident by the beach warden at around 12.17pm on Sunday. The lifeboat was launched from the slipway at Burnham, while […]

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Coastguard and lifeboats rescue 16 people in Great Yarmouth

Published: 15:45 24 April 2022 Update: 20:03 24 April 2022 Seventeen people including a six-month-old baby, along with a rabbit and two dogs, were evacuated from two beached boats in Great Yarmouth. The rescue took place on Sunday morning (April 24) at Breydon Water and involved Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI, Hemsby Lifeboat, Everitt Marine […]

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Bangor RNLI and HM Coastguard thanked back-to-back incidents at Youth Sailing Championship on Belfast Lough

The Irish Sailing Association and Ballyholme Yacht Club thanked the RNLI and HM Coastguard for their help during the Youth Sailing Championships at Belfast Lough on Saturday. In a statement, organizers said a “small number” of competitors suffered minor injuries. One person was taken to hospital for observation following a concussion. No serious injuries occurred […]

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Police and Coastguard helicopter waste hours on ‘false report’ of missing swimmer off Brighton beach

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after making an alleged false report of a missing swimmer off Brighton. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon (April 18). Emergency services were called to report a swimmer missing in the sea off Madeira Drive. Several crews responded to the scene to help with the search. Among […]

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Coastguard warning after emergency phone damaged in Three Cliffs prank – Swansea Bay News

Local schoolchildren from Knelston Primary joined a clean beach to celebrate Port Eynon’s participation in a smoke-free campaign. The campaign encourages visitors not to smoke on the beach through a voluntary smoke-free initiative, which aims to reduce cigarette waste and protect the environment. The campaign was launched by ASH Cymru, a health organization that raises […]

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HM Coastguard Southend warns residents not to fall stone

HM Coastguard Southend have issued a safety advisory to parents and children, especially teenagers, who fall onto local piers. As the Easter holidays have arrived and warm weather is approaching, a warning has been issued to residents not to jump off our piers and piers including Barge Pier on Garrison, Gilson Pier on Marine Parade […]

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Coastguard inspect P&O’s Spirit of Britain in Dover

The Coastguard has confirmed they are carrying out a safety inspection on one of P&O’s suspended vessels. Inspectors boarded the ship, currently moored in the port of Dover, at the request of the ferry company to see if it can be cleared to sail. P&O ships near the Port of Dover. Photo: Barry Goodwin Safety […]

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Coastguard urges caution as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fili approaches

Monday, April 11, 2022, 12:38 PMPress Release: Coast Guard The Coastguard is urging boaters to take a moment to secure their vessels and to monitor weather conditions closely as former Tropical Cyclone Fili passes over much of the North Island this week. Metservice is currently warning of coastal flooding, heavy rain, high winds up to […]

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Coastguard advice on reporting munitions found on beaches

Publication date: April 7, 2022 An unexploded ordnance was discovered on Walcott Beach earlier this week and was safely disposed of by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from 11 EOD and the Search Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Thereafter, we would like to remind our residents and visitors that they must always be attentive to […]

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Dead porpoise found by Coastguard on Southend beach

An investigation has been launched after a dead porpoise was found on the beach at Thorpe Bay. Members of the Southend Coastguard found the 1.1m dead animal at 10.25am yesterday morning, calling on Dover Marine Rescue Co-ordination to deal with the incident. 04/06/22 10:25SNCRT has been tasked with reporting a 1.1m dead porpoise on the […]

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SunLive – Coastguard calls for volunteer radio operators

As water activities continue to grow in popularity, Mount Maunganui-based Coastguard Communications East are now looking to increase the number of even more trained radio operators next summer. With the east coast of New Zealand enjoying a long hot summer, coastguard volunteers at the end of the radios and on the water have been busy. […]

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Coastguard helicopter transports passenger from Norröna

The SUMBURGH-based Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was tasked with airlifting a passenger from the Norrona ferry northwest of Yell on Sunday evening during a medical evacuation. The passenger was taken to Sumburgh instead of the Clickimin landing site in Lerwick due to weather conditions. An ambulance picked up the passenger from Sumburgh. the Norrona was on […]

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Brian Bags reward, relaxed face covering rules, coast guard call and more

The founder of THE LOCAL law firm says he is “honored” to have won a national small business award. Brian Inkster of Inkster’s Solicitors won the Scottish Freelancer/Individual Entrepreneur of the Year award at a Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) ceremony in Edinburgh on Thursday. He set up as a sole trader in 1999, and […]

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Second P&O ferry detained after safety inspection, coastguard agency says

A The second P&O ferry is being detained, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said after carrying out a safety inspection. The company sparked outrage after laying off 800 seafarers without notice on March 17 when it planned to bring in cheaper agency staff. P&O boss Peter Hebblethwaite will appear before a Scottish Parliament committee […]

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Man airlifted to hospital as coastguard crews rush to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

A man has been rushed to hospital by an emergency helicopter after an incident on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Coastguard crews scrambled up the 251m cliff of the hill after receiving the alarm at 5pm tonight, Monday March 28. Footage shared on social media shows people in distress amid the rescue operation. Several helicopters could […]

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The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency owns a P&O ferry

Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on Friday stopped a ferry operated by P&O in Northern Ireland because it was not ready to sail, the agency and P&O said. The UK government has already announced it will take legal action against P&O Ferries’ decision to lay off 800 staff earlier this month with immediate effect. […]

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Coastguard warning after dog dies after falling off cliff near Giant’s Causeway

The Coleraine Coastguard issued a warning to pet owners on Sunday after a dog died following a fall from a cliff near the Giant’s Causeway. hey said teams were tasked earlier to try and save the animal after reports of a fall. The animal was later found dead by RNLI teams. They urged pet owners […]

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P&O ferry detained over crew training issues, coastguard agency says | P&O Ferries

A P&O ferry has been detained in Northern Ireland “due to deficiencies in crew familiarization, vessel documentation and crew training”, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The agency said the ship, the European Causeway, was seized at the port of Larne. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the ferry was stopped for “unfit to […]

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Watch: Coastguard rescues kayaker caught in heavy swell at Hawke’s Bay

The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker caught in a heavy swell at Hawkes Bay. Video / Hawkes Bay Coast Guard A kayaker was lucky to escape unscathed after having to be rescued by a heavy swell off Napier. Hawke’s Bay Coastguard received a call on Wednesday from a concerned onlooker who saw a kayaker in […]

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Coastguard to patrol whale watching in ‘Wild West’ – The Royal Gazette

A photo showed people swimming with snorkels next to a whale (Photo taken from Facebook) A conservationist said he was “disheartened” by people trying to swim alongside humpback whales as they passed the island. Andrew Stevenson warned that this could be distressing for the creatures and that their behavior was unpredictable. He said: “It’s very […]

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Hawke’s Bay kayaker recovered in rough seas by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker caught in a heavy swell at Hawkes Bay. Video / Hawkes Bay Coast Guard The Hawke’s Bay Coastguard is warning people to stay out of the water as rough seas continue on the east coast. Senior member Henry van Tuel was speaking after a kayaker was “rescued” as conditions […]

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Barge completely blocking the River Hull with the Coastguard on alert

A barge completely blocks the River Hull near the Stoneferry Bridge. The Hull Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the scene at 10.45pm on Tuesday evening. They quickly located the vessel and found that it was stuck across the width of the river. After a few minutes of attempting to moor the barge, one of […]

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Riviera – News Content Hub

March 20 Nautilus International and others have released what appears to be a letter to the remaining staff of P&O Ferries from Mr Hebblethwaite on P&O Ferries letterhead. ‘Our goal now is to return our ships to service,’ the letter reads, thanking staff for their ‘resilience’ and saying ‘it is only natural to feel uncomfortable’ […]

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Plymouth Hospital helicopter tragedy: Coastguard says heavy rescue helicopters will not land at hospital

All heavy helicopters – including Coastguard and Royal Navy rescue helicopters – will land at “an alternative site” at Derriford Hospital, although the exact location has still not been publicly disclosed. The ban on larger helicopters was originally announced by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust on March 5, the day after 87-year-old Jean Langan died, […]

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No response from T&T on Coastguard incident, Grenada still waiting

The Grenada government says it is “deeply concerned” by the incident involving a Grenadian crew aboard a cargo ship and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. “Having been informed of the incident, the Consular and Trade Office in Trinidad immediately sent a letter to the Coast Guard, requesting information about the incident. The […]

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Derriford Hospital bans Coastguard helicopters from landing there after tragedy

The Coastguard helicopter was banned from landing at Derriford Hospital after a woman was fatally injured by the draft from a landing plane. A car park near the heliport was also closed as a precaution after the death yesterday of Jean Langan, 87. She and another woman in her 80s were knocked down when a […]