Sadly I have heard today that Len Butcher, retired Trustee and Treasurer of The Seasafety Group, passed away over the weekend. He was also a watch keeper/ deputy station manager and Station Treasurer of Pakefield Coastwatch, RIP Len “Calm seas and a following winds, rest easy duty done, stand down sir“ David Moore SSG
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A bitter sweet evening where Winterton Coastwatch members gathered for a final meal together at the Boathouse Rollesbay. We all had a wonderfull meal and a jolly few hours but it was sad on parting knowing it was for the last time. Let’s hope local authorities see sense and allow a presence back on this
Sadly have to advise you that Bill Wilson the Manager of Hartlepool Coastwatch Station has passed away. “Fair Winds and Following Seas to you Sir. Stand down, Duty Done“. Sadly the Station has also had to close down due to the shortage of Watchkeepers also.
The Following message has been sent to the Official online Book of Condolence for Prince Philip on behalf of the Trustees and Watchkeepers of the Group. “May on behalf of all our Watchkeepers, Trustees, May I send to our Queen and Family of the Duke our Condolences and as a Navy Man “Fair Winds Calm
All of our watchkeepers have been given the status of “Key Workers” as Declared Assets of HM Coastguard. They have been issued with a letter of authorisation to this affect. RECOMMENDATIONS From SSG OFFICERS 5th November 2020 For use during lock down, we suggest that all watchkeepers during duty hours and travelling to and from
Both England and Scotland have now released a Test and Protect App We would strongly recommend that you download it to your smart phone to help fight this dreadfull disease. England Download by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/ Scotland Download by visiting https://protect.scot/
Information www.what3words.com This app is highly recommended by SSG to be downloaded to all Watchkeepers Smartphones (if they have one) for a land based incident , it is now used by Emergency Services to locate the position of the emergency quickly. Available on iPhone and Android devices Virus-free. www.avast.com