Belfast coastguard saved from closure

Posted on Thursday Jul 14, 2011

It has emerged that Belfast Coastguard has been saved from closure following a review of UK coastal stations.

It had been feared that the station, based in Bangor, would be lost under government plans to close more than half of the 18 coastguard centres.

The plans argued that new technology could modernise the service safely.

Belfast Coastguard is responsible for the whole of the coastline, from Lough Foyle, to Carlingford Lough, as well as Lough Neagh and Lough Erne.

Lough Neagh Rescue had campaigned, with others, to save Bangor, and are proud to be associated with the outcome.