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A quick link to the photographs taken by Dewi at the Dinner on Saturday 24th November. (Click on the photo to see the other pictures.)

With many thanks to everyone involved in getting this organised and special thanks to Dawn

sitting in the foreground on the right.

Paddy Corcoran Senior Maritime Operations Officer

(SMOO) at HM Coastguard, Holyhead

In the first of the Winter Talks at Holyhead Sailing Club on Thursday Evening Paddy gave a valuable insight to the structure and procedures of H M Coastguard. The Coastguard encourage visits at Holyhead CGOC, however Holyhead CGOC is a government controlled building and therefore all visits must be arranged in advance.

Paddy stressed that the SAR side of the Coastguard was a heavily regulated process and this at times may seem a little slow  but he stressed that this was to ensure that the planning and methods used within the rescue were correct and competent.

In preparing SAR plans for the extensive area covered by the Holyhead Station he explained the various partner organisations which they use for different types of rescues, how the location and diversity of the situations required different types of emergency responders.

Things we ‘yachties’ can do to help:

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