Press Notice No: 307-11
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Posted 09:29 GMT
MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY WELCOMES RECOGNITION IN THE QUEENS NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) would like to congratulate Mark Rodaway, Wendy Wood and Paul Kelly who were honoured in the Queens New Years Honours List. All received their awards for their contribution to Maritime Safety.
Mark Rodaway, the Rescue Coordinator Centre Manager at Portland Coastguard, has been awarded the OBE. He has served as a coastguard for 22 years and was involved in an extensive number of search and rescue incidents, particularly the MSC Napoli in 2007.
I am delighted. To have your work recognised in this way is an absolute honour. Although the award is a personal one, I hope it is considered a reflection of both Her Majestys Coastguard and the exceptional team at Portland Coastguard.
Wendy Wood has been awarded the MBE. She has worked as a Coastal Operations Specialist working from the MCA headquarters in Southampton for the past 12 years. Wendy has worked closely with the Coastguard Rescue Service, in particular developing the Coastguard Rescue Service Injury Compensation Scheme.
I am delighted and touched to receive this award. It is a privilege to work in support of the Coastguard Rescue Service, and to receive an award for this work is a great honour.
Paul Kelly, a Coastguard Rescue Officer in the Crosby Team, has been awarded the MBE. He has worked as a volunteer for 14 years.
I feel very proud and privileged that my service to Her Majestys Coastguard has been recognised in this way. None of my achievements would have been possible without the team I serve with and of which I am proud to be a part.
Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said:
I am absolutely delighted that once again the dedication and complete professionalism of staff within the Agency have been recognised by the awards to Mark, Wendy and Paul. Absolutely well deserved and many congratulations.
Posted By: Fiona Warren
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