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    HM Coastguard

    2015 to present    


    Building work for the 2015 Bristow SAR contract began on 2 Dec 2014. SAR coverage commenced on 4 October 2015, following closure of the service by the RAF 22 Squadron A Flt from RMB Chivenor.
    Bristow Helicopters commenced SAR helicopter operations on behalf of HM Coastguard from the St Athan base on Sunday 4 Oct 2015 at 1pm with AW139 G-CILN

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    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

    500th Mission for St Athan SAR Base, 07-Sep-17 : St Athan HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter team completed its 500th mission since operated by Bristow from October 2015

    Bristow SAR First Year at St Athan, 04-Oct-16 : First anniversary of Bristow SAR AW139 operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency from St Athan

    UKSAR St Athan Service Launch Ceremony, 15-Oct-15 : The launch of the St Athan civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked with a ceremony held at the new SAR base at St Athan airfield.

    Bristow St Athan Conducted First SAR Sortie, 05-Oct-15 : An AW139 SAR helicopter based at St Athan in Wales carried out the first operational mission. Bristow Helicopters commenced SAR helicopter operations on behalf of HM Coastguard October 4.

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    31586 aw139 2014 G-CILN : Coastguard /Rescue187; carried out the first operational sortie by the u+
    Bristow G-CILN : Bristow Mar15-Dec18
    AgustaWestland Italy G-CILN : Leonardo Italia Dec18-Jul19
    INAER G-CILN : Babcock MCS España from Jul19; Mutxamel
    Maritime Safety Agency EC-NGO : SASEMAR, op by Babcock MCS España
    : Canary Islands
    92003 aw189 2014 G-MCGP : atMOD St Athan, South Wales
    : asg St Athan in exercise with NPAS G-NWOI
    AgustaWestland UK G-MCGP : AgustaWestland from Mar15
    Bristow G-MCGP : Bristow d/d at Norwich
    92005 aw189 2014 G-MCGS :
    AgustaWestland UK G-MCGS : AgustaWestland Mar15-Sep16
    Bristow G-MCGS : Bristow from Sep16, for Coastguard
    92007 aw189 2014 G-MCGU : St Athan as /CG187
    AgustaWestland UK G-MCGU : Leonardo MW Ltd Mar17-Feb18
    Bristow G-MCGU : Bristow from Feb18, for Coastguard
    92009 aw189 2018 G-MCGW : Feb19 at St Athan
    CG187 :
    AgustaWestland UK G-MCGW : Leonardo MW Ltd Jan/May 2018
    Bristow G-MCGW : Bristow from May18, for Coastguard
    92010 aw189 2018 G-MCGX : as /CoastGuard187 at St Athan
    AgustaWestland UK G-MCGX : Leonardo MW Ltd Jan/Aug 2018
    Bristow G-MCGX : Bristow from Aug18, for Coastguard