The new Margate Coastguard Station covering the area from Reculver Towers to the River Stour (North Side) was officially opened on Friday.
Margate Coastguard Rescue Team is one of the busiest teams in the South East. Last year the Coastguard in Margate dealt with over 100 incidents. In more recent years the Coastguard station was based at Foreness Point sharing the building with Southern Water Pumping Station. This new prominent station will not only be more accessible to the public but will greatly assist with the incident prevention work. It will also ensure that the Coastguard presence will remain on the island for many years to come.