Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Water Rescue Training put to the test

Our Senior Coastguard Operations Officer (SCOO) formally known as a Sector Manager aka Allan (wearing the white helmet) puts Tom and Nick to the test at Peveril Point.








Monday, 20 October 2014

Water Rescue training

Anyone near the pier this weekend will have seen 30 Coastguard Rescue Officers going through their water rescue training with Allan and Rob.




Kerry and Duncan about to go for a swim on Saturday.

Thank you to Dave at The Swanage RNLI Lifeboat Station for assisting us dry the equipment over the weekend, oddly in our old station at Peveril.


Sunday, 19 October 2014

More from Molly

Last night the owners of Molly wrote to thank everyone involved in Molly's rescue.

They are fully aware they should have had Molly on the lead and they have joined a growing number of owners who have forgotten the rule.

Thankfully on this occasion along with our RNLI colleagues it turned out with a happy ending.




Brian keeping an eye on Molly until the lifeboat arrived.


Molly, Ian and Brian - with Old Harry in the back ground.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Molly takes a tumble.

This afternoons patrol was diverted to Old Harry Rocks after an owner of a Norfolk terrier called the Coastguard and reported their dog had fallen from the cliffs.

On arrival we found the owner and about 100 people looking over the cliffs.

The dog 'Molly' had fallen about 90ft and thankfully landed softly.

The patrol deployed some cliff equipment whilst Poole ILB was tasked from another incident to Old Harry.

The Poole RNLI ILB soon arrived and located Molly and safely recovered the dog to the boat.





Molly being brought ashore at South Beach Studland having been picked up by the Poole RNLI ILB.



Molly after her 90ft drop with her very grateful owners


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge



Good job he's got a helmet on!

Interesting BBC documentary showing how it was filmed!

It might look very risky but fair play this chap obviously spent a great deal of time in preparation.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Flood Alert issued

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for East Coast of Dorset.

Flooding is possible for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour this evening and tomorrow morning.

Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared.



This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth, Preston Beach and Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the times of high water

The times and dates of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force start at 07:30 pm (Local time) on 08/10/2014 ( 06:30 pm GMT) and 08:00 am (Local time) on 09/10/2014 ( 07:00 am GMT).

The forecast wind direction is south westerly
The forecast wind strengths are Force 8





Stay tuned to radio weather, news and travel bulletins on Heart Solent, BBC Radio Solent, Wave 105, Wessex FM and The Bay.

- Be prepared to protect yourself and your property.

- Keep your colleagues informed about the situation.

- Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.

- Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

- Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

- Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. Visit the Environment Agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk for river level and flooding information.

- Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 04532 for up-to-date flooding information.

Contact

South West Region, Wessex Area
Flood Warning Duty Officer - Blandford
Area Incident Room
Rivers House
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 8ST
Floodline: 0845 988 1188

Monday, 6 October 2014

Yacht aground

Photos from yesterday's incident at Shell Bay.





Poole RNLI ILB coming alongside the yacht.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Youth Conference




Kerry and Ian attended the Youth Conference today to promote safe activities on the coast.

Well done to all those who attended.

We attended a cyber bullying workshop and found out that we had to say sorry to Roger.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

An idea for next year?




I saw this via our Facebook page, our colleagues in the US having a run, alongside colleagues of the fire service.

Whilst I still have my kite surfing challenge to do....may be we can have a team jog?