Coastguard

UNANNOUNCED INSPECTIONS OF FISHING VESSELS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT BY THE SHIPPING AGENCY AND GUARDS – Island Echo

Maritime and Coastguard Agency inspectors are required to carry out unannounced inspections of fishing vessels across the UK. The inspections are carried out as part of the ongoing work on fishing vessel safety in an industry known to be one of the most dangerous in the world. Since November 2020, there have been 8 deaths, […]

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UK Coast Guard and Coast Guard Agency invites companies to bid on new search and rescue program

The UK government’s second generation search and rescue aviation program called UKSAR2G has now reached a crux. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced on June 10 the shortlisted companies who will be invited to bid for the supply of the next decade of aviation coastguard. The UKSAR2G program will provide services that will deliver […]

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RNLI & HM Coastguard launch beach safety campaign as coastal tours set to soar this summer

Ahead of the holiday weekend, the RNLI and HM Coastguard are launching a new safety campaign, urging everyone to choose supervised beaches when visiting the coast. With uncertainty about overseas vacations and international travel lingering, RNLI predicts this summer will be the busiest ever as Covid restrictions are relaxed and people choose to ‘stay on […]