Coastguard Stations To Close

The Solent and Portland coastguard stations on the south coast will close next September.

Instead, a new National Maritime Operations Centre will be created at Titchfield near Fareham. 

We're told there'll be no reduction in rescue services. 

The introduction of the national network will enable the NMOC and all the other 10 Coastguard Operation Centres to work together to manage the workload on a national scale. 

They say that in a search and rescue incident, even though the coordination will still be managed by the relevant CGOC, there will be a much bigger and better support network available nationally. 

Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: 

"This is an exciting time. 

We are moving into a new era for HM Coastguard that will reinforce the ability of our staff to ensure the safety of seafarers and the public. 

We want to continue being a world-class organisation that is committed to preventing loss of life, improving maritime safety and protecting the marine environment''.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Margherita Taylor

9am - 12pm

Email the show

Margherita Taylor

On TV: Feel-Good Christmas!

10am - 11am

Watch heart TV

  • Pretenders 2000 Miles

    Now

    iTunes

  • Leona Lewis One More Sleep

    10:27

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    10:21

    iTunes

  • Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime

    10:18

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter