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Minister For Transport Visits Threatened Portland Chopper

Whiskey Bravo Coastguard helicopter Portland

6:29pm 15th March 2013

A minister for transport has visited Portland's Search and Rescue Helicopter Base.

Stephen Hammond met experts from the field of marine rescue to discuss the impending closure of the coastguard station.

The visit was arranged by South Dorset MP Richard Drax whose campaigned against the closure since its announcement.

Mr Drax said they've now done their utmost to save the helicopter base.

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