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By John Kinsman, station guard at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Car park seal released into wild A seal that managed to navigate its way up through a harbour and into a car park has been released back into the wild in the River Tay. The young pup was found near Stewart Street in Greenock …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, Operations Manager at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Atlantic race oarsman missed home comforts A Fife submariner said he was looking forward to decent food and a good sleep after completing a 3,000 mile race across the Atlantic. Matthew Harvey from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and his team mates aboard the 28 …

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Marine News, by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Boat Deaths Three pals on a fishing trip panicked and drowned as their boat was flooded by a passing scallop dredger, a court heart. Elvis Cojocariu said they leapt in to the sea after waves gushed on board following a near miss …

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Recent news from the east coast, sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St. Monans, east Fife. Fishing Boat Fall Probe A fishing boat skipper who drowned in Aberdeenshire was not wearing a flotation device, a report has revealed. A major search was launched outside MacDuff Harbour after creel fisherman Tony Masson, 67, …

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Marine News from John Kinsman at Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife Busy time for Coastwatch St Monans October was a busy month for Coastwatch St Monans. They were paged by Aberdeen Coastguard operations room after reports from a member of the public of a seal injured on rocks between St Monans and Pittenweem. The Coastwatch …

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BY JOHN KINSMAN, Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife Nessie Believers Nessie believers will need more than an expert study to be persuaded the monster is not real. The legendary beast has split opinion for decades and will for decades more. But what is not up for debate is the fact she attracts visitors to the …

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By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife Family in sea alert A family of seven sparked an alert after trying a treacherous crossing in a 6 ft dingy. The Dutch visitors including five kids did not have life jackets as they squeezed in the inflatable. They were branded lucky to make …

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By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. RNLI Warning A suggestion for a mass search for the Loch Ness monster later this year has gone viral on social media and caused concern for the RNLI. On Facebook about 18,000 people say they are going to the Storm Loch Ness event, with …

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Sent from Fife by John Kinsman Official Visit On 18th June Coastwatch St Monans station were visited by two officers from Aberdeen Coastguards Operations Room. The officers went to St Monans to inspect the Coastwatch station which passed with flying colours. St Monans Coastwatch station is part of the HM Coastguard network and covers an …