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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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