Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby Calum on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:16 pm

Today saw Coastguard 999 from Prestwick visit Arbroath to exercise with the local Lifeboats from Arbroath, Montrose and Broughty Ferry. Sadly the sea haar began to descend just as things kicked off, this couples with shooting into the sun made things a bit tricky. Nevertheless here are my efforts from the day.

ImageDSC_1893 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_1903 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_1909 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_2014 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_2047 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_2050 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

Lastly, here are two of the boats that the helicopter was working with. The Mersey is from Arbroath and the Trent is the Broughty Ferry boat.

ImageDSC_1973 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

Calum
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Re: Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby Burleysway on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 9:27 am

Nice photos. Big choppers aren't they, how many people can they hold ?
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Re: Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby Calum on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 9:53 am

Burleysway wrote:Nice photos. Big choppers aren't they, how many people can they hold ?

Thanks. Off the top of my head it's something like 20 and two stretchers. Prestwick is changing to the 189 in April which obviously will carry much less.
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Re: Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby ikarus on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 2:04 pm

Superb photos
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Re: Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby wallace on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 10:08 am

A nice set of photos.

Maybe one day I'll get some decent pictures of the CG helicopters, that would have been worth the trip for me.
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Re: Coastguard 999 at Arbroath

Postby Calum on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 2:30 pm

Thanks everyone. Wallace. Yes they're hard beasts to track down as they are so busy.
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