The current maritime radio service ‘St Helena Radio’, provided by Sure South Atlantic Ltd, will be handed over to St Helena Police Directorate on Thursday, 29 November 2018.

There will be no change to the current procedures for the maritime community when using the service both here and on Ascension Island.

Provision of the radio service is part of the Police Directorate’s Strategic Plan to move to providing a 24/7 fully staffed control / contact centre for all the Islands Emergency Services and SHG departments. This is in conjunction with establishing a new digital secure emergency services radio network in partnership with Sure South Atlantic Ltd.

Operations and Civil Contingencies Manager, Ian Johnson, said:

“On behalf of SHG, we would like to take the opportunity to thank Sure South Atlantic Ltd for their provision over the years of the radio service as a voluntary commitment from the company in support of the maritime communities here and on Ascension Island.’’

Further information can be provided by Operations and Civil Contingencies Manager, Ian Johnson, via email: Ian.johnson@helanta.co.sh or by tel: 25052.

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13 November 2018

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