Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team are celebrating moving to their new home at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club on Saturday 14th May at 12 noon when they will raise the Coastguard flag on the RHYC’s flagpole outside the building with views overlooking the river Orwell.
The Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Service provides the UK’s coastal search and rescue capability, as part of Her Majesty’s Coastguard, from Ipswich Wet dock to White Bridge at Manningtree.
The Royal Harwich Yacht Club is providing the Coastguard Rescue team with a training base, which can also be used for incident de-briefs. The Coastguard Vehicle will also be stored at the Yacht Club.
Peter Creasey, Station Officer of the Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team said:
“Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team was set-up in 1996. We’re called out around 55 times each year and being able to muster the team at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club’s Woolverstone site will be greatly assist our response.
“I’d like to thank the Royal Harwich Yacht Club for accommodating us.”
Tony Vagg General Committee Member of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club said:
“The location of the Holbrook Coastguard at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, sees two key maritime related organisations operating in harmony to further water sports being safely enjoyed by many on one of the prettiest estuaries on the East Coast”