Clyde Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) will close on 18 December 2012.
There will be no reduction in front line rescue resources, which remain unchanged by the modernisation of HM Coastguard. The availability of Coastguard Rescue Teams, lifeboats, rescue helicopters and other rescue facilities in the area will be wholly unaffected.
In 2011 the Government announced the new structure for the nationally networked Coastguard Service which will become fully operational in early 2015. When Clyde MRCC closes, Stornoway and Belfast MRCCs assume full responsibility for the west coast of Scotland.