Coastguard

SSE Enterprise Telecoms and telent bring highly resilient connectivity to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency

SSE Enterprise Telecoms, one of the UK’s leading connectivity providers, has partnered with telent, a leading UK technology and network services company, to keep the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) remote radio sites connected to support the public’s safety at sea. Operating remote sites across the length and breadth of the UK, the MCA is… Read more »

Coastguards invest in search and rescue skills

Coastguards from across the UK have been on the very first course to build extra expertise in search and rescue incidents involving high risk missing people. The Coastguard Search Adviser (CGSA) course, held at the Police National Search Centre at the College of Policing, was led by police and coastguards with students being taught how… Read more »

MoU formalises collaboration between the RNLI and HM Coastguard

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the RNLI and HM Coastguard laying out each organisation’s responsibilities for search and rescue operations in the UK. John Payne, Director of Lifesaving Operations for the RNLI, and Claire Hughes, Director of HM Coastguard, met at Dover Lifeboat Station to sign the MOU on 1 October…. Read more »

MCA extends search and rescue contract with Bristow Helicopters

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has extended the contract for its search and rescue helicopter service, which is currently operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard. Bristow has been given the extension, which will run until 31 December 2026, covering off the period that the MCA needs to procure its… Read more »

‘No time to waste’ in search to replace aviation services, says HM Coastguard

The UK Search and Rescue Second Generation programme – known as UKSAR2G – will replace all the aviation services currently under contract to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. That includes the search and rescue helicopters, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, and also the fixed-wing aircraft, operated by 2Excel. These days the sight of a red… Read more »