Austen and I had a visit to Weymouth (Portland MRCC) for the bi-annual Station Officers meeting.
The big concern for us is the cost savings the Agency has to find in line with the Government spending review. Thankfully at this time it appears the Coastguard Rescue Service has not been majorly affected other than the requirement for cost savings - electric, heating, fuel etc.
There is lots of training to be done in the next 12 months, more rope work, water rescue, first aid, search management and more.
So it looks like business as usual which is just as well with the number of incidents we have had this year!
Tonight Austen and I attended the RNLI college in Poole for the presentation of Andy Spicer's (Station Officer Poole) long service medal - from all at Swanage congratulations on this achievement.