Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Another from the history files

Another photo from our files, we thing this at Old Harry.

The equipment and protective clothing may have changed a little over the years ?

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A little fresh on the front

For those just venturing or thinking about it .......

A nice strong fresh ( cold) easterly blowing this morning

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Studland Beach

Not quite today , but we regularly patrol the beaches to ensure things haven't washed up.

Coastal or Maritime Emergency 999 Coastguard

Friday, 2 December 2016

Training at Night

Not all our incidents come during daylight hours, so neither is our training.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Helicopter Stats

This chart shows where the UK's search & rescue helicopters were deployed in the period July - September 2016, and you can see several dots in the Swanage area.

In all, we worked alongside the Coastguard helicopter 8 times in that period, plus a ninth occasion supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

In October and November we were in action with the helicopter a further four times. Mostly, we get to see Rescue 106 flying from Portland, but we also work with Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent on occasions

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Teams called to Old Harry

Two volunteer Coastguard teams and two volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews were tasked to Old Harry this afternoon.

The Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams along with both RNLI lifeboats were requested to search for a missing male.

Despite searching for over two hours, nothing was located.
The rescue units have been stood down pending any further information.

Monday, 28 November 2016

One from a few years ago

A scene from the past at an open day on Sandpit Field.

Bill Wilson and the late Graham Baume display the equipment to the public.

The days of winches on the front of a Landrover .....

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Very Sad News

The team were very shocked to hear the very sad news that Derek Loveless from Studland passed away this week.

Derek was very well known in the village and worked for the National Trust.

The team worked on many incidents with Derek over the years on the beach and no incident or situation was a problem for him.

He helped us on several occasions when we got stuck on the beach.

He will be sadly missed by us all in the Coastguard and our thoughts are with his family , friends and the community of Studland.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Team tasked to person in water

The teams pagers were activated this afternoon along with the towns RNLI inshore lifeboat.

A 999 call reported a person in the water off the old pier.

On arrival the person who had been sailing in a small dinghy had managed to get ashore having suffered a dismast on the sailing dinghy.

With everyone safe the team returned to their station.