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Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows recent storm at St Monans. Coastwatch busy Coastwatch St Monans have had a very busy 2021. The station which celebrates its 10th year in 2022 carried daily lookout duties and foot patrols every day during the pandemic keeping seafarers …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows the Bell Rock lighthouse. Dark days for Bell Rock Lighthouse The life-saving light went out on the world famous Bell Rock lighthouse of the Angus coast. Northern lighthouse board chiefs said a fault plunged the 211 year old shining …

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Marine News, sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows the harbour at St Monans. Woman rescued in fall from chain walk A rescue operation was launched on the Fife coast when a woman fell and injured herself after falling at popular walking spot. The incident happened at …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows the east Fife historic windmill which is now the Coastwatch St Monans base. Massive search A search on the river Tay took place after a major late night emergency operation was launched. Police, coastguards, coastguard helicopter and lifeboats were …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at St Monans Coastwatch, Fife. Featured image shows the Longhope lifeboat T.G.B photo credit: RNLI, the Longhope LIfeboat musuem. Tributes to lifeboat legend A lifeboat station at the centre of one of the country’s worst tragedies had paid tribute to a former crew man who had one of …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife Fears for sea birds A Fife fisherman has hit out at ocean rules that allow overseas boats to hoover up sand eels, a key food for sea birds in the Firth of Forth. Edward Black from Pittenweem said he spotted boats around …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife. Featured image shows Kinghorn lifeboat in the callout to a capsizing dinghy. Fisherman dies A fisherman died off the east coast of Scotland. The 64 year old was reported missing after an empty creel boat was found a mile north east of …

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Sent in by John Kinsman. Featured image shows Cramond Island in the Forth of Firth, photo credit Richard Elliot World’s largest vessel The world’s largest vessel has been spending time in the Firth of Forth. Allseas Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel of its type in the world, sailed into Fife last month. Measuring 382 metres …

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Sent in by John Kinsman. Featured image shows the sea swimming pool at St Monans. Fishing vessel rescue Anstruther lifeboat crew paged shortly before 6.15am on the morning of March 1st to assist a fishing boat that was taking on water 10 miles to east of Fife Ness. The lifeboat arrived at the location just …

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Sent in by John Kinsman Lifeboat called to rescue youth featured image shows the Anstruther lifeboat Fife Lifeboat crews were called into action to rescue a youngster who had become cut off and stranded on rocks and a rising tide at St Monans. The volunteer crew at Anstruther Lifeboat station were scramble to help rescue the …