The committee, which is investigating why the number of 24-hour coastguard
stations is being cut from 18 to three, called the matter "very serious" and said Mr Penning must explain himself at a hearing on May 24.
said some drivers had left their cars and set off on foot to seek refuge in local villages.
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and Cullercoats RNLI Inshore Lifeboat were immediately sent to the scene to start searching while coastguards
talked to the stranded man by telephone.
and beach lifeguards were searching for 45 missing children at Camber Sands, in Sussex, on August 1 alone.
Union official and Clyde Coastguard
watch manager Calum Murray said: "I'm in charge of the operations room and I wouldn't allow management to go ahead with the planned trial.
area commander Pete Summers said: "We are very concerned for the safety of this man.
A Redcar coastguard
officer pulled the woman from the sea and gave her first aid on the beach near Cliff House, Marske.
11 (BNA): The third edition of the Border and Coastguard
Week has today concluded.
Milford Haven joins the new Coastguard
national network and will take on operarions from Swansea Coastguard
A DECISION to close a coastguard
centre will pile more pressure on the service and put lives at risk, according to an MP.
JOBS ATTENDED BY LIVERPOOL COASTGUARDS
20/11/14 - 10.
The incident has led coastguards
to issue safety advice to motorists, although they have said there has been a fall in causeway callouts this year.
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy who fell into Swansea Marina was rescued by heroic passers-by, coastguards
During a meeting with Qatar's coastguard
officials, we agreed to hold a joint drill in the coming weeks," Commander of Iran's Coastguards
Brigadier General Seyed Ali Mohammad Salami said on the sidelines of the 11th Iran-Qatar Coastguards
Cooperation Meeting in Kish Island on Thursday.
A woman stranded in a boat off Bali raised the alarm by calling her boyfriend in England on her mobile phone, coastguards