now open with new technology!
- The sub-centre was going to be axed 3 years ago
to save money, but due to public
support and political pressure the station was saved.
The HM Coastguards Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre was re-opened at Crosby with new state of the art
touch screen technology that will enable the centre to deal with and
coordinate 999 and other emergency calls for the Irish Sea.
The dedicated team headed by Donald McDonald now has the state of the
art Digital Technology at their fingertips, to speed up response times for
coordinating emergencies. This area has the highest accident rates
in the UK at sea and on beaches and part of the work of the centre will also be to help educate people
to behave safely in the maritime environment.