Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has welcomed the announcement that the coastguard station at Bangor is to be retained.
In a Ministerial Statement today, Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond confirmed that the station would remain.
Mr Paterson said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Bangor coastguard station will continue to play a crucial role as part of the UK coastguard network.
** “Earlier this year I brought Mike Penning, the Transport Minister carrying out the review of coastguard provision, to Bangor to see for himself just how vital it was that Bangor Coastguard Station be retained. **
“Senior Coastguard officials in the Bangor Station made a powerful presentation that clearly had a significant impact on the decision.
“In my subsequent meetings with Mike Penning I continued to press the case and was always of the view that whatever the future shape of the coastguard service in the UK, Bangor had to be part of it.
** “This is a very satisfactory outcome.” **