The Coastguard Agency has moved to allay fears that lives will be put at risk by cost-cutting changes. The number of coastguard stations around the country is being halved, as the Government modernises the service.
As a result from next week, the Humber Coastguard will embark on one of the most challenging periods in its history, but say safety remains the top priority. And frontline teams are unaffected. Tina Gelder reports.