Wednesday 11th November
Steve Carson and Damien Oliver
Coastguard: latest organisation and new Helicopters
Solent Coastguard has moved into the new Fareham Maritime Operations Centre, which also manages the other remaining Coastguard operations at Dover, Aberdeen, Shetland, Stornoway, Belfast, Holyhead, Milford Haven, Falmouth and Humber. We have an opportunity to hear how the changes at the MCA are progressing and how the new Search and Rescue Provision is being delivered. Damien Oliver is responsible for ensuring the new search and rescue helicopters meet the needs of the agency and Commander Steve Carson leads Coastguard Operations at Fareham.