Announcement Expected On Fate Of Falmouth Coastguard Station

Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary will be expected to announce the future of Falmouth coastguard station today.

Controversial coalition plans suggested that Falmouth would become a daytime only station and Brixham would close.

Our nearest base was given a reprieve in July and retained 24-hour operations after a U-turn, but the minister may announce its international work will be transferred to another site.

Falmouth is renowned for its international expertise and their staff helped coordinate the rescue of the Scilly Boys on their 2008 Atlantic crossing challenge.