Thursday, 3 September 2015

Merchant Navy Day 03 September

Today is Merchant Navy Day!

Whilst we don't have a Red Ensign to hand- we'll fly our Coastguard Flag in support.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Temporary Closure of the High Street

We have been made aware that the High Street will be closed tomorrow for urgent road repairs.

The Closure will be in place to cover an area from Manwell Lane to the junction of Priests Road.

Diversions will be in place - the closure is due between 9am and 12pm.

Mystery object sighted in sky

A strange ball of fire in the sky confirmed today that summer was officially over and autumn has arrived.

It also confirmed that today is a work day for most and that perhaps next year book the day after the bank holiday to actually get a dry day ?

Monday, 31 August 2015

Duncan's Patrol

Despite the weather, Coastguard patrols have continued to head out to check the area and keep the public safe.

Patrols are important for a number of reasons. Promotion of the Coastguard Service, Public safety, Local knowledge checks and community engagement to name a few.

Our patrols in Swanage tend to head out around 2pm as traditionally that's when many of incidents occur so it makes sense to have a patrol out to meet that demand.

Thankfully yesterday the area was safe so Duncan engaged with the public explaining the role of the Coastguard and assisted the public in their photo requests.

Duncan at Anvil Point assisting at the photo shoot.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Eric The Old Shunter

Coastguard Bravo has been on his hols and spotted Eric in Cornwall. 

This is Eric - he is an old shunter in a blue livery. He is powered by a 22hp Perkins engine. He has 6 wheel drive for traction up the steep incline to the station. He is 10 and 1/4 inch gauge.

This is Eric  - also in blue livery. He is powered by roast dinners and has two wheel drive for traction up the steep hill after an afternoon in The British Legion.  I can't comment on his gauge. 


Friday, 28 August 2015

The official Swanage Coastguard rain gauge

We had some rain this week - let's hope it stays dry for the weekend with the events on over the bank holiday.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Remembering Graham

Sadly at the moment we have been unable to locate the famous white Range Rover

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Graham Baume

It is with Sadness this morning that we have heard the passing of Graham Baume.

Graham was the owner of several businesses in the town including the bike shop in Court Hill for a number of years. Graham was also a local Town Councillor for Swanage.

Graham served in the team from the 15 January 1974 until 2 November 1987.

Graham will be sadly missed by all those who knew him for his guidance and knowledge of many topic.

Our thoughts are with all his family


The flag at the Swanage Station is at half mast today in memory of Graham.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Seacombe Quarry - Backing up St Albans Team

Swanage Coastguard Team were tasked to assist St Albans Coastguard Team and South West Ambulance extract a lady who had fallen whilst walking near Seacombe Quarry, Worth Matravers.

The walker was airlifted to hospital, and we wish her a speedy recovery.