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Calshot Tower to officially take on emergency role

100 volunteers have been keeping a watchful eye over our waters for the last two years but the team at Calshot in Hampshire has officially become part of the Maritime Search and Rescue Emergency services.

The tower which overlooks Southampton Water from Portsmouth to Yarmouth is one of the most iconic watch stations along our coastline .

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Lifeboat rescues crew of stricken motor boat

Five people have been rescued by a lifeboat after their motor boat begantaking on water when an engine component failed.

Both Calshot lifeboats were launched at 4:50 pm after a report from Solent Coastguard that the boat was in difficulty off Calshot beach.

The 18 foot motor boat with seven people on board, four adults and three children began to pump seawater into its engine compartment after an intake hose failed.

One adult and all of the children aboard were taken on to Calshot’s lifeboat which had been out on a training exercise

The boats skipper was taken aboard Calshot’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Max Walls_ and returned to Calshot to get equipment to retrieve his boat.

Statement on Southampton plane's emergency landing

During flight between Southampton and Aberdeen, the captain of T3 4902 reported a fault relating to some of the cockpit instruments and as a precaution opted to divert to Newcastle Airport.

The Jetstream 41 aircraft with 12 passengers and three crew on board landed safely in Newcastle at 8.25am.

The aircraft then taxied to stand and passengers disembarked as normal via the aircraft steps.

We have launched an investigation and engineers are inspecting the aircraft.


Southampton to Aberdeen flight diverts to Newcastle

Library Picture: The Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 aircraft diverted to Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An Eastern Airways aircraft flying from Southampton has made an emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport after the pilot discovered a fault with an instrument panel in the cockpit. All the passengers have since transferred and departed on another flight to Aberdeen.

The airline has apologised to passengers for the inconvenience and say they will always err on the side of caution as safety is paramount.

Emergency services prepare for 'dirty bomb'

A security exercise is underway at the Port of Dover Credit: ITV News

A major security exercise is underway at the Port of Dover designed to test the ability of Kent's emergency services to deal with a terror attack.The scenario is that two terrorists have detonated a 'dirty bomb', exposing 50 border control staff to hazardous chemicals.