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    Coastguard Prestwick Base Passes 1,500 Rescues, 04-Aug-20 : #rescues The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue (SAR) base at Prestwick near Glasgow in Scotland completed their 1,500th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2016. Operated by Bristow, started with S-92 and was the first UK SAR base to change to the AW189 in 2017

    Coastguard Lydd Base Passes 1,000 Rescues, 03-Aug-20 : #rescues The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue (SAR) base at Lydd, Kent completed their 1,000th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2015. Operated by Bristow, started with AW139 until the introduction of the AW189. Lydd helicopters responds to around 16 incidents per month

    Coastguard Inverness Switched to AW189, 01-May-19 : #Inverness HM Coastguard UKSAR base at Inverness, Scotland operated by Bristow received two AW189 to replace the S-92 which have been in use since 2015

    Glider Pilot Rescued by Solent’ AW189, 04-Feb-19 : #Glider A HM Coastguard’ AW189 from Solent rescued a a glider pilot after crashing into trees on the South Downs, Sussex

    AW189 Enters Service at UK SAR St Athan, 27-Sep-18 : #AW189 HM Coastguard station St Athan, operated by a Bristow team of 20 in south Wales, received two AW189 helicopters to replace the current AW139. Is the fourth UK SAR base to fly this model

    UK SAR New Coastguard Facility Opens at Lydd, 12-Jul-18 : #coastguard HM Coastguard officially opened the new base at Lydd, Kent. Equipped with AW189 operated by Bristow

    Prestwick Starts Operations with AW189, 04-Jul-17 : HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Prestwick, operated by Bristow, started flying the new Leonardo AW189 on Saturday July 1st, 2017

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