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.

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.
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R387 AEC Here a Coast Rescue Land Rover belonging …

R387 AEC Here a Coast Rescue Land Rover belonging to Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade is flanked by two of the team’s bikes. The mountain bikes are decked out in Coastguard colours and allow the team to monitor the coastline at places that are difficult to get to by car. It also make it easier for the team of this declared coastguard facility to talk to locals and makes them faster to respond to local incidents.
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W899 PCG This is a HM Coastguard Nissan Terrano II …

W899 PCG This is a HM Coastguard Nissan Terrano II based at Lee-on-Solent. It is decked out in the usual blue and yellow paint scheme, with blue lights on the roof. Unusually the rear window has also been covered with yellow. The reason for this becomes clear when you see the side view.
The side view of the same Terrano. The two crests on the rearmost windows are HM Coastguard and Hampshire Ambulance Service. This car carries medical equipment in the rear as a Co-response Unit. If it closer to a medical emergency than an ambulance, it will respond.
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NL52 HNW This blue Land Rover Discovery is …

NL52 HNW This blue Land Rover Discovery is carrying a liveried roof-box with ‘Medical Team’ wording. On the sun visor is a fold down ‘Coastguard Rescue’ sign. The vehicle itself does not carry any livery on the bodywork. The rear of the roof-box shows that it is run by ‘Lifeline Medical Transport Service’.
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G-GDIJ This is a coastguard rescue helicopter, which …

G-GDIJ This is a coastguard rescue helicopter, which is similar in appearance to a Royal Navy resuce helicopter, however this one is launched by the coastguard to help rescue (by winching) or transport injured people on or near seas and rivers. Its callsign is ‘Rescue India Juliet’. This is denoted by ‘IJ’ being written on the nose of the aircraft, and is formed from the last two letters of its air registration.
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