Station needs more support
IT is great news that Swansea Marina has had an increased number of visiting boats this year, especially during the very hot spell of weather. It all helps tourism and jobs, and the City of Culture bid and helps to promote Swansea as Wales Waterfront City.
However it is extremely worrying that a Freedom of Information request has shown that the Swansea coastguard is down nine members and that it is already overstretched. More worrying still is the fact that the Westminster Government wants to completely axe the Swansea coastguard station in the near future.