A ROUND-up of incidents handled from the Clyde Coastguard co-ordination centre in Greenock on Wednesday (19 October)
9.51am -- Clyde Coastguard tasked Dunoon Coastguard Rescue Team to investigate a report of a large amount of wood on the foreshore at Holy Loch which was drifting on the rising tide and could pose a hazard to navigation. The matter has been passed on to Clydeport Estuary Control and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency for further action.
9.52am -- Clyde Coastguard was informed by Belfast Coastguard that the ferry European Highlander on approach to Cairnryan had notified them of a possible fire on board. Because of smoke the crew had all passengers at muster stations, however further investigation concluded that a hydraulic pump had failed leading to production of smoke and no fire was ever present. All passengers were safely disembarked on arrival at Cairnryan.
10.27am -- Following the confirmed report of a male jumping from the Erskine Bridge, Clyde Coastguard tasked Royal Navy Rescue helicopter 177 along with Greenock and Helensburgh Coastguard Rescue Teams to carry out a search of the area. Nothing was located and all units were stood down.
12.17pm -- Clyde Coastguard tasked Gigha Coastguard Rescue Team to prepare and man a landing site at a private address on the Island of Gigha for the transfer of a patient by the Helimed 5 air ambulance.
2.58pm -- Clyde Coastguard received a call from a member of the public reporting a large green buoy adrift off Troon. Clyde Coastguard informed Troon Harbour who will arrange for recovery when the weather improves.
6.21pm -- Clyde Coastguard tasked Dunoon Coastguard Rescue Team to investigate the report of an oil slick at Lazaretto Point, Ardnadam.