The shotgun shell found by the boys.

Boys in East Fjords find live WW II shell

News Tagged with “Icelandic Coast Guard”
The ships sailed in memory of the men who died in 1942.

A convoy of warships sails up Hvalfjörður to commemorate the PQ17 convoy in 1942

26 Jun 2017 Six warships and one submarine sailed from Faxaflói bay from Reykjavík up Hvalfjörður on Friday to commemorate that 75 years have passed since the allied convoy PQ17 was destroyed by Nazi submarines and ships in WWII.

Transatlantic jet forced into emergency landing in Iceland

12 Sep 2016 Fire engines, ambulances and helicopters were dispatched to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) this weekend after a transatlantic passenger jet sent out a mayday call for an emergency landing.

World War II bazooka closes Iceland’s main ring road

29 Aug 2016 Iceland’s national ring road was closed for a time early yesterday evening after a pedestrian happened across a bazooka and explosive device dating back to World War II.

Icelandic Coast Guard Helicopter.

Iceland Coast Guard helicopter photobombs a wedding photo shoot

26 Jul 2016 The wedding photographer CM Leung captured a pretty amazing moment during a wedding photo shoot in Iceland. A search and rescue helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard flew by the bride, dressed in a white wedding gown on a black glacial ridge.

A great number of emergency services were called out to Grótta last night.

"Parachutist" in ocean turns out to be birthday balloon

22 Jul 2016 An emergency call was made last night that a parachutist had fallen into the ocean at Grótta in Reykjavik. Police, ambulances, fire department and a coastguard helicopter were called out.

Could dead polar bear’s cubs be in Iceland?

19 Jul 2016 An Icelandic coast guard helicopter has been dispatched to Iceland’s West Fjords in search of polar bear cubs potentially belonging to the animal shot and killed in North Iceland at the weekend.


One in ten trust Iceland’s bank system

15 Mar 2016 Iceland’s bank system and parliament have come bottom of a survey asking the public how much they trust various institutions and official bodies.

The National Coastguard helicopter is on its way to Reynisfjara beach

Coast guard called out for emergency rescue at Reynisfjara beach

10 Feb 2016 The National Coastguard helicopter is on its way to Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland to rescue a man swept out to sea. Rescue teams are already there to search for the man.

Photo: Árni Sæberg

Icelandic aircraft to Sicily for border control

20 Jan 2016 An Icelandic Coast Guard aircraft will be leaving for Sicily, Italy, at the end of January to take up a month-long shift monitoring Mediterranean borders for the European Union’s external borders agency Frontex.


VIDEO: Experts detonate washed-up WWII mine

20 Jan 2016 Bomb experts from the Icelandic Coast Guard took this video of an unexploded World War II mine being detonated on the coast of the Álftafjörður fjord in North-West Iceland on Monday.

ICG patrol ship Þór.

Patrol ship retrieves stricken cargo vessel

12 Jan 2016 Hof­fell is a 5,500-tonne contained ship carrying thirteen crew. Its engine broke down on Sunday and the crew have been unable to restart it.

Representatives of the eight founding members of the ACGF.

Iceland signs up to Arctic Coast Guard Forum

5 Nov 2015 “The Arctic Coast Guard Forum is an operationally-focused, consensus-based organization with the purpose of leveraging collective resources to foster safe, secure and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the Arctic”

Arctic 2015: Collaboration is the essential element

18 Oct 2015 The Icelandic Coast Guard has already established partnerships with many nations for joint search and security operations in the Arctic, and has in the past decade approached many more with collaboration in mind. However, both the head of the Coast Guard and its director of operations make it absolutely clear that it is not going to take over search and rescue operations in the area. Each nation is responsible for its own affairs.

The Kruzens­htern in Iceland before the incident.

Russian ship rams Coast Guard

12 Jun 2015 The port of Reykjavik witnessed a remarkable sight yesterday as a Russian training ship sailed into two ships belonging to the Icelandic Coast Guard.

Týr back in Iceland after six months in the Mediterranean.

Iceland refugee ship returns home

3 Jun 2015 The Icelandic Coast Guard ship Týr docked in Reykjavik yesterday after six months patrolling the Mediterranean.


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