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16 April, 2014

GET YOUR BOAT SHIP SHAPE IN TIME FOR EASTER

The long Easter weekend is the ideal time to get the boat back on the water and the Coastguard is calling on people to check that all is in order before setting out. read more..


Arrow13 April, 2014

TWO BOYS CUT OFF BY RISING TIDE

Just after 6pm tonight Swansea Coastguard received a 999 emergency call from two boys who had been cut off by the rising tide whilst walking at Summerhouse Point, Llantwit Major. read more..

Arrow12 April, 2014

STORNOWAY COASTGUARD STANDBY CARGO VESSEL IN DIFFICULTY

Just before 10.30 this morning Stornoway Coastguard was alerted by VHF to the cargo vessel 'Wilson Gdynia' which has lost steerage approximately 20 miles west of Skerryvore Lighthouse, South West of Tiree read more..

Arrow11 April, 2014

DIVING INCIDENTS DROP TO LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO DECADES

The number of diving incidents has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years, according to the latest figures from the Coastguard. read more..

09 April, 2014

TWELVE FOREIGN FLAGGED SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING MARCH 2014

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that twelve foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during March 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..


Arrow06 April, 2014

ELDERLY MAN GETS STUCK IN SOFT SAND AFTER SHORT STROLL IN MORECOMBE

An elderly man with a walking aid was rescued from soft sand just 50 metres off the prom. in Morecombe today after he sank up to his knees.  read more..