We have a very close working relationship with NCI as they a vital declared facility to HM Coastguard.
It gave us great pleasure to present 4 new watch keepers with their certificates of competence.
|Kerry and the SCOO discussing OIC-type stuff on Sunday|
|ESOs check and assist the rope technician as he goes over the cliff edge|
|The view the Rope Operators get. In this case the signals - a winding motion upwards - are to take in the lines|
|The view the Rope Technician gets. The white canvas is edge protection for the safety rope (blue in this case) to prevent it getting damaged on the cliff edge. The main line(red) goes through the quadpod system.|
|The SCOO and OIC discuss an 'accompanied descent' with the cliff technician|
|The Cliff Technician - our very own Station Officer - checks his kit, and adds an alpine butterfly knot into the system to create a safety attachment point for the colleague he'll be taking over the cliff with him|
|At the cliff top, the team of Rope Rescue Operators double-check the line control system is rigged correctly before the technician is deployed.|