Sunday, 30 October 2016
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Quick check of the beach before heading to Rempstone Forest to check access and gates.
As part of mapping project we then headed to Franks Tank.
This area is a popular cyclist route and the team could be called to provide off road assistance to the ambulance service.
The Station Officer thought he found franks tank only to be told it was Nicks muck spreader.
Oh there it is ...... Franks Tank
The patrol carried on to check access , found a couple lost on their bikes and put them on the right road.
Off to Studland to check down the Ferry Road and that was four hours worth of patrol and 26 miles of access routes checked.
Friday, 28 October 2016
Swanage NCI were keeping watch until the Inshore Lifeboat and Coastguard arrived.
It appears a rope fouled the jet ski , however as the lifeboat arrived the rider of the ski had managed to sort the problem out.
All were escorted ashore to the waiting Coastguard team who offered some safety advice. In his type of incident the Coastguard team are sent to become the eyes and ears of the Operations Room in Fareham and to offer safety advice to those involved.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
The Coastguard volunteers have been back in action today, responding to reports of an 84-year old lady who had slipped awkwardly at Tilly Whim.
On arrival at Anvil Point the team set about making the lady comfortable and assessing her pain and possible injuries.
The lady, who was part of an organised walking group, had slipped on a particularly steep section making extraction potentially difficult, and so the Rescue Helicopter from Portland was called to assist.
Working with the paramedic winchman, the team stabilised the casualty and carefully loaded her onto the helicopter stretcher for the short journey to Dorchester A&E.
Despite it being a beautiful sunny Autumn day, and lovely for a walk, the ground is currently very slippy underfoot and we would urge anybody out for a walk to take care.
Thanks to Ian the walk leader for the photo and also for his assistance through the afternoon.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Taking a trip to the Coast ?
Make sure you know the weather and tide .
Ensure you have the right clothing.
Plan your route
Don't put yourself or others in dangers
Is it safe to do what your planning ?
See someone in trouble 999 Coastguard
Friday, 21 October 2016
The expected refit time will be two to three weeks however that is subject to the weather.
So it's the long way round for a while
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
It's 00.40 and twelve households suddenly come to life - fire alarm , no it's the pager.
Lights turned on , shouts of "be quiet" as the twelve volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers try and get dressed whilst calling into the National Maritime Operations Centre.
"Full team call out for a search at Rockley Park Poole" We are told .
Overalls and boots on and run out the house trying to keep quiet.
Drive to the station to get further details and start the drive to meet the Police.
Thankfully on arrival at the station the team is stood down as the Police have located the female safe and well.
That is a daily occurrence for the 3000 plus volunteers in the 340 teams around the UK.
All the team members have their full time careers but when paged and available will respond to Coastguard incidents.
#always on call
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
The view towards Ballard this morning , all a bit grey.
A sail training ship in the bay , it's all quietening down after the busy summer.
If you are going out for a walk on the coast , check the tides and weather.
In a coastal emergency 999 Coastguard
Monday, 17 October 2016
Sunday, 16 October 2016
The watch keepers at NCI Peveril and a call from a member of the public saw the volunteers of both services paged.
Two of a group of five kayakers had difficulties around Durlston Head , rolling and unable to get the water out of their Kayaks.
Both lifeboats arrived and recovered the five on boat the large lifeboat and brought them back to the Coastguard team on the pier.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Rather than throwing it away, it gets put into the practise kit and used for training sessions.
The end result of tonight's training using some out of date bandages.
So the new kit stays in use and the old kit is " recycled"
Monday, 10 October 2016
Sunday, 9 October 2016
The team were paged just after 2pm to a report of a motor boat drifting onto rocks at Studland.
Poole RNLI lifeboat was also tasked to assist the motor boat.
Having monitored the boat until the lifeboat had it under tow the team were made aware of a child who has lost his parents.
A quick phone call and all were safely reunited.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
An early morning call to Anvil Point this morning.
The team were paged at 1am after a 999 call was received from the emergency phone at the Anvil Point Lighthouse.
There had been no speech when the call was made so the team were tasked to check the phone and search the area in case someone was in distress.
On arrival the phone was checked and the line found to be dead. The team checked the area but found nothing.
The fault has been reported to BT
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Some items have been reported washed up today including a dinghy , lobster pots and a section of the old pier.
Never put yourself in danger trying to recover things from the beach.
Some items are subject to wreck and salvage laws.
If you discover something on the beach which you are not sure what it is - call 999 and ask for Coastguard.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
The trailers are used to carry additional rescue equipment and over the years that equipment has changed.
However here's one from some years ago
Monday, 3 October 2016
Sunday, 2 October 2016
The world famous seagull - home to many of the emergency service and locals is moving.
A special thanks to Ali , Gill, Irene and Lauren for their continued support throughout the year.
2017 ..... A new start
Saturday, 1 October 2016
The patrol were just heading out so were soon on scene to confirm all was ok and the dinghy had made it back to Swanage.
The original informant was thanked for their call.
If you see someone in trouble 999 Coastguard.