2012

SN4400 : HM Coastguard, Burry Port

taken 12 years ago, near to Burry Port, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales

HM Coastguard, Burry Port
HM Coastguard, Burry Port
The Coastguard Station is in east side of Burry Port harbour, near the Lifeboat Station. Link

The Department for Transport website states that the UK government assumes responsibility for civilian maritime Search and Rescue, and delegates this responsibility to Her Majesty's (HM) Coastguard, part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. HM Coastguard coordinate maritime search and rescue within the UK Search and Rescue region, and have a variety of resources for use in emergency situations (people in distress at sea, or emergencies on the coast or shoreline). HM Coastguard also has its own volunteer service, the Coastguard Rescue Service, who are teams of volunteers who can respond to land-based emergencies such as cliff and mud rescues or searches for missing persons.
17 Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres form a network of command and control centres for responding to reports of maritime and coastal distress. Watchkeeping staff in these centres provide a 24-hour service to mariners and coastal users by receiving incoming distress calls and sending resources to their rescue. These calls could come in via the monitoring of emergency radio frequencies, or by 999 calls, as the Coastguard is part of the 999 emergency service. The UK Search and Rescue region covers about 1 million square nautical miles of sea and more than 10,500 nautical miles of coastline.
HM Coastguards & Coastguard Stations

Coastguard Stations are operated by Her Majesty's Coastguard.
A map to see all the UK Coastguard Stations can be seen at LinkExternal link
A history of the Coastguard service can be read at LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Coastal Business, Retail, Services other tags: Coastguard Station Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Centre of Burry Port [14] · Lifeboat Station [8] Other Photos: · Burry Port Harbour Office ·
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SN4400, 293 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Jaggery   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 15 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4469 0025 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.7688N 4:14.8671W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4465 0026
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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