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Sent in by John Kinsman, operations manager at Coastwatch St Monans Major Rescue A major rescue operation was launched in the Firth of Forth in the early hours of Thursday December 10th after a woman was spotted in the water. Emergency services including police, fire fighters, ambulance, lifeboats, coastguard and coastwatch were involved following reports …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Feature image shows European Lobster (see Foot and Mouth story below). Men rescued from sinking vessel Two men were rescued from a sinking fishing boat which ran aground just off the Fife coast in the early hours of Sunday morning November 15th. …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife Greenpeace Activists board trawler Greenpeace activists boarded a supertrawler in the North Sea last month and prevented it from fishing in what it claims are protected waters. The environmental group said the trawler Helen Mary was fishing in the Central Fladen marine …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. New Anstruther Lifeboat Station Plans for a new lifeboat station at Anstruther, Fife have been approved by councillors although a question mark remains over the future of the existing historic building. Members of Fife council north east planning committee agreed to rubber …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife Massive crane vessel off Fife coast One of the world’s largest offshore construction vessels has arrived off the coast of Fife. The arrival of the semi-submersible crane vessel marks the start of offshore work on the Neart na Gaoithe ( NnG)wind farm. …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans Tay Rescue Operation A coastguard rescue helicopter from Inverness was deployed to assist a rescue operation on the river Tay. Coastguard crew from Dundee, St Andrews and Arbroath and Lifeboat crews were called to search for a person in the water near the Tay …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Floating Fish Factories Destructive supertrawlers are targeting areas off the Fife and Tayside coast, stripping them of fish and harming the livelihoods of local crews, claim campaigners. Greenpeace is calling for a ban on the floating factories which it says spent a …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Face visors and face masks Coastwatch St Monans station received a donation of seven face visors and face masks from a local lady who made them for the NHS, local chemist shops and other volunteer organisations. Coastwatch St Monans operations manager John …

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By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Birds cool their bills Birds in the wild appear to lower the temperature of their bill to prevent heat loss in order to preserve energy when food is scarce, new research suggests. Researchers at Glasgow University used thermal imaging technology to measure the body …

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Marine News By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows Pettycar Bay, Kinghorn, Fife. Sad ending for whale calf Rescuers hoping to return a whale calf stranded on a Fife beach had to euthanase it instead. The young minke was spotted trapped on the sands on Pettycur Bay at …