united kingdom Portland District

HM Coastguard

1995 to 2017    

Provided daytime only SAR coverage for the UK SRR Portland District, at 15 minutes standby between 09H00 and 21H00.
Despite the major reorganisation of the main SAR provision for the whole UK, the SAR service from Portland continued under the HMCG GAP contract through 2015. This also helped to ease the pressure from further east up the English Channel, following the 2014 closure of Manston and while the new base and full service from Lydd was being consolidated. The MCA SAR Service concluded from Portland on 30 Jun 2017.

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-713 s61n.mk2 1973 G-BBHM : HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 2002 based at Portland on the UK south coast+
Sikorsky Helicopters N4033S : Manufacturer test serial; exported to UK Nov 1973
Bristow G-BBHM : Bristow Dec73-Dec91, Sikorsky serial N4033S; lsd Maldives
: noted at Aberdeen EGPD 11jul78
: Bristow May93-, w/o 15jul02
: 1997 Aberdeen to Dhaka, Bangladesh
- 8Q-HUM : Maldives Islands Dec91-May93, rtn Bristow
61-822 s61n.mk2 1979 G-BPWB : HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 2003 asg Portland and carries the name "Po+
Irish Helicopters EI-BHO : Irish Helicopters 1979-1989, all red livery
: Irish Helicopters 1991-1997; Rescue for the Department of the Marine
Bristow G-BPWB : Bristow May89-Feb91
: Bristow May97-Nov15
: 15sep12 pictured at De Kooy, Netherlands during Heldair show
: 06feb14 rtn to UK after ending Dutch SAR contract. str at Norwich
: 25may14 picture stored at Norwich
Air Greenland OY-HUF : Airgreenland; May16 Mayor inspection at Nuuk
31203 aw139 2007 G-CGIJ : 10sep16 Coastguard station Portland
CHC Scotia G-CGIJ : CHC Scotia Feb08-Nov18; operated on behalf HM Coast Guard
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-RQW : CHC Australia from Dec18


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