Coastguard make a splash in training exercise

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

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 6:32 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:25 am
Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

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

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.

Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson

“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 [email protected] 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
Coastguard training in Whitby. Picture by Julian Hudson