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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 […]

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HM Coastguard on search and rescue exercise with RBR – The Royal Gazette

Updated: January 20, 2022 08:35 British Coastguard officers held a training exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coastguard and other emergency services. RBR Coastguard soldiers during a training exercise with HM UK Coastguard (photograph provided) The exercise was led by Commander Phil Bostock, operational manager of the SM Coast Guard, Overseas Territories Search and Rescue […]

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HM Coastguard celebrates 200 years of service

TWO hundred years of service is the milestone reached by HM Coastguard this weekend. The service was formed on January 15, 1822 and today consists of 352 teams located at stations across the UK. In Pembrokeshire there are rescue teams based in St Davids, St Govans, Tenby, Broad Haven, Dale and Fishguard and the Maritime […]

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Full-time Cornwall Chaplain Tom Ebbens on the Coastguard’s 200th anniversary

A commitment to caring for people on the frontline has led the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to appoint its first-ever full-time chaplain – and he’s from Cornwall. The Reverend Tom Ebbens, from Constantine, began his career with Her Majesty’s Coastguard as a volunteer and has since worked in both operations centers handling distress calls and […]

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Keeping you safe on the coast for 200 years: HM Coastguard celebrates historic anniversary

Two hundred years of saving lives along Britain’s coasts and at sea, as well as coordinating the rescues of people in distress in international waters, are celebrated this year as HM Coastguard celebrates its milestone anniversary. It was on January 15, 1822 that HM Coastguard was officially established and has been working ever since to […]

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Coastguard celebrates 200 years of saving lives at sea

Coastguards across the country are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the service dedicated to saving lives at sea. Originally established on 15 January 1822 to combat smuggling, Her Majesty’s Coastguard expanded over the next 200 years to its current form, which involves 3,500 volunteers in 310 teams across the UK, which are supported by 10 […]

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The Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team rescued a dog trapped on a riverbank near the ruins of Berwick Castle

The team was dispatched at 2.30am on Wednesday December 30, after receiving reports of a dog trapped on a riverbank near the ruins of Berwick Castle. When they arrived at the scene, the team found the owners of the dogs, who had been searching for hours. The team decided to continue research, in order to […]

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HM Coastguard SAR crew member honored for nearly half a century of service

[ad_1] Bristow Helicopters press release | 25 October 2021 Estimated reading time 3 minutes 38 seconds. A prestigious Master Rearcrew certificate was presented to Kevin Weller, Technical Team Leader at HM Coast Guard Search and Rescue (SAR) Base, Caernarfon, to recognize his contribution to rotary aviation. Kevin Weller, Technical Team Leader at HM Coast Guard […]

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Coast Guard helicopter rescues two men from cliffs after being cut off by the tide

[ad_1] Two men had to be rescued from the cliffs of Tintagel after being cut off by the tide. The couple had gone fishing, but climbed the cliff – about 20 feet – to avoid the waves, which then left them stranded. A Coast Guard rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and the two […]

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McArthur welcomed by the Coastguard team

newsAugust 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur met HM Coastguards Area Commander for Orkney and Shetland, Dave Sweeney, during a visit to Kirkwall base last week. The Orkney Coastguard Station team welcomed the visit of Liam McArthur MSP last Wednesday. Orkney MSP met HM Coastguard Area Commander for Orkney and Shetland, Dave […]

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Coast Guard helicopter lands at South Stack Lighthouse for spectacular rescue

[ad_1] This is the dramatic moment the Coast Guard helicopter made a daring landing next to the South Stack Lighthouse during a rescue. The Caernarfon-based helicopter landed in the dead end next to the famous Anglsey building after a person slipped and broke his ankle on Thursday. They were then taken to hospital for treatment. […]

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HM Coast Guard search and rescue crew member recognized for outstanding bravery

Bristow press release | June 23, 2021 Estimated reading time 4 minutes, 54 seconds. A prestigious Royal Humane Society award has been presented to Mark Scotland, paramedic with HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Lydd, following his heroic actions to save a 12-year-old girl off the coast of Kent’s last year. Coast Guard Search and Rescue […]

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RNLI & HM Coastguard launch beach safety campaign as coastal tours set to soar this summer

[ad_1] Ahead of the holiday weekend, the RNLI and HM Coastguard are launching a new safety campaign, urging everyone to choose supervised beaches when visiting the coast. With uncertainty about overseas vacations and international travel lingering, RNLI predicts this summer will be the busiest ever as Covid restrictions are relaxed and people choose to ‘stay […]

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Transport Secretary appoints new President of Her Majesty’s Maritime and Coast Guard Agency

[ad_1] Secretary of State for Transport appointed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as the new non-executive chairman of the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA), the government agency tasked with further strengthening the UK’s position at the forefront of global shipping. Mr. Rodrigues brings extensive international experience as Chairman of public, private and government sector organizations in […]