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Stornoway Coastguard is final base to join nationwide search and rescue network

THE official transfer of Stornoway’s Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has taken place.

It becomes the 10th and final base to enter the nationwide Coastguard SAR helicopter network operated by Bristow Helicopters on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

For the past four years the Stornoway base has been part of the Gap SAR contract, awarded to Bristow in 2012.

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