Its that time of year when we reflect on the year and hopefully sit down for 5 minutes and catch up with friends and family.
1st of all some thank you's - To the team members, families and friends, with out them supporting the team out on incidents we just would not function. We are no longer a team of 12 or 13 its more like 200 when you count up everyone you supports us.
Special thanks to the staff of the MRCC at Portland who have not had the best of news regarding their future. Despite this they continue to co ordinate incidents to the highest standards.
Thank you to the St Albans team who continue to join us on a regular basis to support certain incidents. To Rob (Weymouth Sector Manager) who looked after us until Allan arrived.
Our partners - Swanage Lifeboat crew who we enjoy working with all the normal banter that happens. National Coastwatch Swanage, their work at Peveril Point is very valuable and enables us to cover other areas whilst they sit and monitor the bay. South Western Ambulance - Swanage crews for their continued support, Dorset Police for the many times this year we have worked together and Phil's team at Dorset Fire and Rescue (Swanage).
Swanage Town Council for their continued support especially the beach wardens and staff at the tourist information centre.
All the wardens and staff at the National Trust around Studland.
Middle beach cafe, Bankes Arms, Ocean Bay, Pier Head cafe and the many other places where the team are looked after on their travels !
Finally the community of Swanage who support us so well.
A Merry (and safe) Christmas from everyone at Swanage Coastguard.