Category Archives: Coastguard

Her Majesty’s Coastguard operate boats, helicopters and land vehicles to provide emergency support at sea and to coastal areas. They are responsible for coordinating rescues.

HM Coastguard Rocket Rescue Cart

HM Coastguard
Rocket Rescue Cart
This horse-drawn cart was stationed at Bridlington and was built at some point between 1870 and 1910. Equipment carried includes rope ladders, cork helmets, cork lifebelt and rope with a cane attached to one end. Regular exercise drills allowed the volunteers to perfect rescue techniques and prize money was awarded to those who could throw the farthest.

Share this with Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest | Follow us on FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

HF51 LVR A Nissan Terrano II that is based on Northumberland’s Holy…

HF51 LVR A Nissan Terrano II that is based on Northumberland’s Holy Island or Lindisfarne. The island can be accessed by a causeway twice a day during low tide, but outside of these times it is a true island.
The rear view. Notice the red lights integrated into the roof light bar. In the background is the small base for the vehicle.
Looking over the bonnet of the Terrano at Lindisfarne Castle, one of many castles down the Northumberland coastline.
Share this with Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest | Follow us on FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

P462 WCG This is a 1996 Nissan Terrano II used by HM Coastguard …

P462 WCG This is a 1996 Nissan Terrano II used by HM Coastguard on the island of Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Still operational in 2011, this 4×4 is one of a small number of motorised vehicles on the island. A small white tube can be seen connected to the front which keeps the battery topped up.

The rear view.

This is a trailer towed by the Terrano above. It is in the usual Coastguard colours and carries additional rescue equipment. If required it can be towed by other vehicles.
Share this with Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest | Follow us on FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter