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The search for a missing light aircraft which is believed to have ditched off the coast of Blackpool has been suspended today, due to failing light. Debris was found off the coast of Blackpool as a result of an extensive…
An extensive search is being carried out off the coast of Blackpool for a small light aircraft that disappeared off radar on approach to the airport. The call came into the UK Coastguard at around 0925 this morning (3 December…
The search has resumed this morning for an angler who was seen falling from the Tawe Lock gates into the River Tawe last night. A 999 call was received by the UK Coastguard from a member of the public at…
An extensive search is being carried out of an area south west of the Isle of Man after an emergency code was received from an unknown aircraft. UK Coastguard is overseeing the search after the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre at…
#Budget2016 - €93m has been earmarked for Ireland's maritime programme for the next year - a 7% increase on 2015 spending – in the latest Budget announced yesterday (Tuesday 13 October). Key among the targets of this funding, according to…
The new HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at St Athan was sent to its first tasking within an hour of going live at the weekend. Bristow Helicopters Ltd commenced SAR helicopter operations on behalf of HM Coastguard from…
HM Coastguard is coordinating a search for an overdue kayaker. The Kayaker left from Portmuck, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and has not returned as expected. The Kayaker was reported overdue to the Coastguard just before 19:00 last night by a…
#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard responded to two separate cliff rescue incidents within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 September). The first call was at 4pm to a man who had slipped 10 metres while descending to…
A 10–metre catamaran type yacht that ran aground two miles north of Hook Head, in County Wexford, Ireland is believed to have drifted free from its moorings. Volunteer lifeboat crew launched yesterday morning following reports of the grounded cruiser. On arrival,…
Work has been carried out at the UK Government–funded search and rescue coordination centre to upgrade the technology and introduce new systems. This means Belfast CGOC will be connected to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) in Hampshire and other…
The Coastguard co–ordinated a multi-agency response to rescue a paraglider who crashed into a cliff on the Isle Of Arran yesterday. Belfast Coastguard was contacted at 4pm by Police Scotland for assistance after a mid air collision between two paragliders…
#Coastguard - Ireland's coastguard is about to get a boost to its IT infrastructure thanks to its new computer system for co-ordinating rescues nationwide. As the Irish Examiner reports, Critical Software won the Irish Coast Guard's tender for an incident…
Boater Alerts Coastguard By Flare After Double Engine Failure
#Coastguard - The Irish Examiner reports on the coastguard rescue of a boater whose RIB suffered a double engine failure off the Clare coast yesterday (Friday 7 August). Volunteers from Doolin Coast Guard launched to the 18ft boat, which was…
Coastguard Recover Body Of Cliff Faller Off Clare Coast
#Coastguard - The body of a man seen falling from the Cliffs of Moher has been recovered off Co Clare, as the Irish Examiner reports. Air and sea coastguard teams from Sligo and Doolin located the body of the man soon…
Coastguard Rescues Howth Head Cliff Faller, Swimming Teens In Kerry
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard were involved in two rescues on opposite sides of the country yesterday (Saturday 18 July), coming to the aid of a woman who fell from cliffs on Howth Head and two teens who got…
Caernarfon Search & Rescue Helicopter Service Launch Marked in Ceremony
#CaernarfonSAR – The launch of the Caernarfon civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Wednesday 8 July) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Caernarfon Airport in North Wales. Bristow Helicopters Ltd, is operating…

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