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Swansea Coastguard Station

Volume 532: debated on Tuesday 13 September 2011

I present a petition on behalf of the “Save Swansea Coastguard” campaign, which in a few weeks has collected more than 100,000 signatures in opposition to the closure of the coastguard station at Mumbles, Swansea.

The petition states:

The Petition of people concerned about maritime safety in the Bristol Channel,

Declares that the recommendation of the UK Government to close the Swansea Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Tutts Head, Mumbles, would endanger the lives and wellbeing of people on the water and around the coast of the Bristol Channel.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons press the UK Government to retain the Swansea Maritime Rescue Centre as a 24-hour staffed coastguard station.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.