Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday Morning Training

The team headed up to Old Harry today for an exercise under the watchful eye of our Senior Coastguard Operations Officer.

The focus today was a rope set up with team members swapping positions for the various descents and recoveries.

Rope rescue is just one area of work for the volunteer rescue teams , if you would like to know more about becoming a Coastguard Rescue Officer in Swanage then please do come to the Coastguard Station  North Beach Car Park on Thursday evening between 7 and 9 pm.


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Could you be a Coastguard ?

Have you ever thought of becoming a Coastguard Rescue Officer ?

We are holding  a recruitment evening on Thursday 28th November at the Coastguard Station North Beach Carpark De Moulham Road Swanage between 19.00 to 21.00.

Drop in during those times for an informal discussion with the team and discover what we do and how you could become part of that team that responds to over 100 incidents a year.

HM Coastguard is a UK emergency  service responsible for maritime search and rescue on the coast and out to sea.  Here in Swanage we are a rope, water and search team on call 24 hours a day. 

If you are interested in becoming a Coastguard  in Swanage and have a few hours a month to train , patrol and respond to emergency call outs then please drop into the station on the 28th to find out more. Full training is given with monthly training once qualified for professional development. 

To become a Coastguard Rescue Officer , you need to be 18 years old or  over and hold a UK driving license.  You will be required to have a medical and may be required to have a DBS check. 

If you can not make the Thursday then come and see us in the Square on Saturday 30th between 13.00 and 15.00 where we will be taking part in the towns festival event.  

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Persons cut off by tide.

The team were called on Tuesday night to a report of persons cut off by the tide north of Sheps Hollow.

On arrival it appeared there were several people cut off by a high tide which was hitting the base of the cliff.

The team proceeded down to the beach via another route and soon found two fisherman safe and well.   They were aware of the tide and planned to remain fishing until the tide went out.  

The team retraced their route and returned to station.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Clothing located on beach

As the town finished it’s remembrance parade , the team were tasked to near the Mowlem after clothing was located near to the sea wall.

An immediate search was started along the shore line with the RNLI inshore lifeboat requested to assist.

The beach and shoreline was checked from the pier to Ocean Bay with the all weather lifeboat also joining the search.   Several sweeps of the beach were made but nothing further has been located and no new information was received.

Both the Coastguard team and lifeboats have been stood down.

If you have information that may assist in locating the owner of the clothes please call 999 Coastguard.