BDMLR Mission


It didn't take long for a call for assitance to come in from BDMLR following our recent Memorandum of Understanding!  

UKCAPScotland crews flew multiple sorties on 1st March 2019 in support of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) in an attempt to locate a humpback whale and calf previously spotted in the Firth of Forth. It is believed that the mother whale is possibly entangled to some extent. Unfortunately, despite near perfect conditions, nothing was seen. 

Our pictures and GPS trace are from crew 2 who covered the North end of the Firth.

Bruce Thomson, UKCAP Scotland’s senior observer who flew as part of crew 2 said:

“Conditions today were perfect for a search such as this with great visibility and a very calm sea. I have a very high degree of confidence that we would have spotted a whale anywhere in the Firth had it been there.

UKCAPS will have crews on standby for the next few days for deployment if required”.




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