13/03/2019

Coleraine Coastguard Out Of Action After Raid

The Coastguard team in Coleraine has been left unable to respond to emergencies after their station was ransacked overnight.

Volunteers discovered the situation this morning, Wednesday 13 March, and were left upset at the potential impact on the community.
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Writing on social media, a coastguard representative said: "The result of this malicious act is that our team has had to declared off line until the PSNI have completed investigations and we can be 100% sure our equipment is complete and safe to use. Thankfully, our flank teams provide cover so the Coastguard Rescue Service will still be able to respond within our normal response times.

"We will do our utmost to get the Coleraine team back on line as soon as possible."

Anyone involved in an incident on the coastline is advised to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard in case of an emergency.



(JG/CM)

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