Tuesday, 1 March 2016
New Deputy Station Officer
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have announced that Nick Field is the new Deputy Station Officer for Swanage.
Nick joined the team in July 2010 and has already been involved in two major multi agency incidents this year, one of which he coordinated alongside the Coastal Operations Area Commander.
Nick brings a wealth of skills to the team from his full time occupation of a business advisor and has already forged links with partners by attending several safety advisory meetings.
As a Coastguard Rescue Officer , Nick along with his colleagues :
Help rescue people on the coast, eg on cliffs, stuck in mud or in the water.
Search for missing people.
Report and deal with pollution and other hazards.
Help emergency services and local authorities during emergencies, eg flooding
gather information for the coastguard operations centre.
Go to schools, clubs and other public places to tell people about staying safe at sea and along the coast.
Carryout duties for the Receiver of Wreck, eg dealing with wreckage or dead whales and dolphins on the shoreline.