HC Deb 16 June 1969 vol 785 c57W
Viscount Lambton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the exceptional position of Holy Island and the increasing number of private sailing yachts in its vicinity, he will reconsider his plan for turning Her Majesty's Coastguard Station, Holy Island, from a full-time station into one of auxiliary status.

Mr. William Rodgers

No. During the last five years Holy Island Coastguard Station dealt with less than ten incidents in only two of which was a vessel in difficulties. Nowadays, most incidents in the area are reported by radio, or "999" calls and these messages are routed to the Coastguard Rescue Headquarters at Seahouses. Watch will continue to be kept at Holy Island during bad weather and when other circumstances require it.

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