The role of H M Coastguard is defined by Act of Parliament as laid out in the Coastguard Act 1925
HM Coastguard is responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of civil maritime search and rescue within the UK maritime search and rescue region. This includes the mobilisation, organisation and tasking of adequate resources to respond to persons either in distress at sea, or at risk of injury or death on the cliffs or shoreline of the UK.
Responsible for all maritime Search and Rescue and other emergency situations, incidents and calls for assistance in its operational area
● The District that we cover in North Wales is from the Dee estuary in the North East to Friog on the Cardigan Bay coast in the West
● Provide guidance and information to all coastal and maritime users within the district
● Duty Coastguard plan and co-ordinate search and rescue response under the Coastguard Act 1925. Tasking as required Coastguard Rescue Teams, Rescue Helicopters, RNLI Lifeboats, other Emergency Services assets, or any other available units
Coastguards working in Operations Rooms, maintain a high degree of Local Knowledge in order to maintain their competency level to perform there duties in:
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