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Bristow UK SAR contract extended

Bristow UK SAR contract extended

Bristow Helicopters Limited has been awarded a contract extension to continue delivering UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service for HM Coastguard, the emergency response service of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Bristow will continue its role as a key enabler in the search and rescue community under an extended contract confirmed by the MCA. The UK’s current commercial… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Oct-20

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team at Stornoway in the Western Isles completed their 1,000th tasking since 2013, with the recovery of a group of people stuck on coastal rocks in the Highlands. Captain Dan Lewis, senior first officer Marc Grant, winch operator James Lyne and winchman Andy Walker were called to the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 31-Aug-20

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Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter base at Prestwick, on Scotland’s west coast near Glasgow, has surpassed a major milestone after responding to 1,500 calls for support since 2016. Prestwick chalked-up its 1,500th task when a child was spotted adrift in a dinghy off the Ayrshire coast and required assistance. Captain Mark Randall, Captain… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-20

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter crew at Lydd, Kent have marked a major milestone after completing their 1,000th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2015. Captain Andy Pilliner, co-pilot Stijn Roovers and winch paramedic Shawn Clark undertook the 1,000th tasking, when the Children’s Acute Transport Service called for support just after midnight on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Aug-20

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits… Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Jul-20

Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

The last purpose-built HM Coastguard helicopter base at Lydd, Kent, was opened today, marking a major milestone in the UK’s national search and rescue helicopter service. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened the base and witnessed the duty search and rescue helicopter crew returning from a training sortie, in a… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 18-Jul-18