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Community Fire and Rescue Stations





















The Marine Rescue Unit is based at the Mersey Ferries 

Pier Head Landing Stage. The team operates a 


10-metre Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).



The boat uses “jet” propulsion and carries a range 


of rescue and emergency equipment, providing a 

fast and effective response to all emergency 


situations on the River Mersey.



The diverse environment of the Mersey estuary poses 


a range of dangers.




The Mersey has a tidal range of over 10 metres and, 

as a result, has the second fastest tidal flow in the 


United Kingdom. The Port of Liverpool handles more 

than 40 million tonnes of cargo and upwards of 15,000 

shipping movements a year. There is also a growing 


leisure and tourism trade around the river.























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