Coastguard make a splash in training exercise

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson
Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

The Coastguard were making quite a splash in Whitby this week as they embarked on a training exercise at the seafront.

They undertook several exercises, including water safety and rescue techniques.

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

A recruitment drive is now being launched. Steve Hart, senior coastal operations officer, said: “We expect a high level of commitment from all our team members, both in terms of regular attendance at training sessions and response to incidents.

“Coastguard rescue teams are on call on a 24-hour basis, which means making sacrifices in their personal lives. We also encourage employers to allow coastguard rescue officers to leave the workplace to attend incidents, when necessary.

“They should live within reasonable travelling distance from the coast or their local coastguard station, with own transport being essential.”

Anyone interested in joining, should email area5@mcga.gov.uk for more information.

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson