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COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

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Within 10 minutes of our arrival the Rhossili team found the two casualties, around 500 metres from the old coastguard station," he said.
20pm a Coastguard rescue helicopter from Humberside airport was also tasked to join the lifeboat and arrived just after 11pm.
The coastguard officer on scene asked for the RNLI inshore lifeboat to stand by nearby.
Mr Hayton said: "We are delighted to have the Coastguard team on board.
Coastguards were called to the causeway that leads to the island of Lindisfarne on Sunday morning.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said: "An extensive search coordinated by the UK Coastguard is being carried out off the west of Scotland after an aircraft was reported as being overdue at around 2.
Coastguard area commander Pete Summers said: "We are very concerned for the safety of this man.
The Coastguard Command has also lined up an awareness programme targeting school students from all levels, including lectures in particular.
From 6th March 2015, Milford Haven CGOC and the new national network will start to take on operations from Swansea Coastguard.
They discussed several issues concerning the implementation of the networking second phase of the Coastguard radar network.
But when a coastguard team got to the area off Tudweiliog they found the vessel was not in difficulties and the lifeboat was stood down.
MANAMA: The Coastguard yesterday rescued two Bahraini youngsters, aged around 16 years, who were carried away by waves as they were swimming with 16 other children near their base in Muharraq, reports MANDEEP SINGH.