Falmouth or Solent CG?
Whilst out yesterday around Torbay, we heard a number of vessels requesting radio checks etc. to Falmouth Coastguard - the station that is meant to have taken responsibility from the River Exe westwards following the closure of Brixham MRCC.
Without exception, all of these calls to Falmouth CG were answered by Solent CG, which surprised me, and made me wonder which of the 2 stations is actually covering the area, and which I should contact if a need arises.
Some of the calling boats did identify their location as being places like "off Berry Head" so I know they were in the Falmouth area of operation.
I know Solent is now the national control centre, but I thought the regional operational areas remained?
Are the control centres flexing their boundaries to meet operational demand, and does it actually matter who you call / who answers now?
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