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More Signs To Warn Of Rising Tide

More signs will be put up around Jersey's coastline ahead of this summer to warn of incoming tides.

It's after Jersey Coastguard recorded a rise in the number of people getting cut off.

23 calls to the Coastguard last year were about people - locals and visitors  - being caught out by the rising tide.

New public safety campaigns and signs will be rolled out ahead of this summer season.

2022 was a busy year for the Coastguard, with 206 search and rescue incidents as the warm weather drew more of us to the beach and out on  the water.

It's the highest number since digital records of SAR operations began in 2016.

A almost a quarter of those call to the Coastguard were because of failed equipment.

“Last year also saw several large-scale search and rescue incidents during which we worked closely with UK and French coastguards, strengthening our relationships and sharing expertise and resources.

The safe recovery of two people on board a light aircraft which ditched into the sea in November was made possible by our local search and rescue community as well as the working partnerships with neighbouring Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres.” - Dan Downey, Coastguard and VTS Manager.

In addition, there were 4,405 commercial vessel movements in and out of St Helier Harbour and 345 deployments of a pilot to guide ships in and out of port.

Anyone going out to sea is advised to log a traffic report with Jersey Coastguard so they know their passage information, the number of people on board and their expected time of arrival or return to Jersey. 

 

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