Translation of coast guard in Spanish:

coast guard

los guardacostas, n.

(coastguard)

Pronunciation /ˈkoʊst ˌɡɑrd//ˈkəʊs(t)ɡɑːd/

noun

  • 1the coastguard

    (organization)
    los guardacostas
    • When I went up to the coastguard station I found out they were starting a search.
    • A Lancashire police helicopter and the coastguard began a search at about 2.30 am.
    • Two men said to have a ‘history of hijacking’ were arrested when the coastguard boarded a cruise ship 20 miles off Miami.
    • The helicopter landed and they were wrapped in blankets and given sandwiches and cups of tea at the coastguard station.
    • Then they got in touch with the coastguard and even the police turned up!
    • On the way to the scene, they were briefed on the emergency by Malin coastguard radio.
    • Lifeboat teams and a coastguard helicopter were yesterday continuing to search the waters of the bay for him.
    • If a distress flare is inadvertently set off, please let the emergency services know by informing the coastguard and so avoiding an unnecessary lifeboat launch.
    • Local police have been alerted and the coastguard rescue team are at the shoreside.
    • All Yorkshire coastguard stations were on bad weather watch and gusts of over 60 mph had been recorded at Flamborough Head.
    • The coastguard emergency tug, Anglian Princess, accompanied the ship as far as Cape Wrath.
    • It is unclear how the man got into the water but the coastguard were alerted by Essex Police, who had been called by members of the public.
    • The vessels escaped as coastguard ships redirected their efforts to rescuing Choe.
    • The crew's lack of English added to the difficulties to the rescue and an interpreter was brought in at Stornoway coastguard station to assist.
    • He said they were lucky because the coastguard response had been immediate and its co-ordination of the rescue outstanding.
    • Constructed in 1874, it was used as a coastguard station until 1922 and was subsequently occupied by the Gardai until ten years ago.
    • But 19 coastguard stations around the UK were affected.
    • He called police who launched a full-scale rescue operation involving the coastguard, fire brigade, local boats and a jet ski.
    • The cabin cruiser has been detained in dry dock as police and coastguard officials continue their investigation.
    • The operation was scaled down at noon but throughout the afternoon the coastguard continued to broadcast alerts to shipping about the missing man, who was alone on the vessel.
    • At the seaside, the coastguard reported a number of false alarms when ships mistook fireworks for distress flares.
    • The coastguard assisted a Russian cargo vessel in trouble in gale force winds to the west of Orkney on Thursday night.
  • 2

    (person)
    guardacostas feminine
    • Aberdeen coastguards broadcast a Mayday relay message to all vessels in the area and the vessel Dea Mariner responded and steamed to the area.
    • French coastguards scrambled a search party, including helicopters, and local fishing boats joined in, but the search failed to find the woman.
    • But we have the utmost admiration for the coastguards and what they do.
    • A spokeswoman for the coastguards said the three crew members on board made a call for immediate assistance on VHF Channel 16.
    • Teams of coastguards, paramedics and firemen had walked for two-and-half hours over the sands to get to the casualty, who had already spent a night trapped in torrential rain.
    • They are all reported as being unharmed by their ordeal despite one of the Llandudno coastguards describing the flooding as the worst he has seen in the area.
    • However, the British Navy ship Anglesey was due to arrive at the scene last night to help warn other vessels, said French coastguards.
    • He was rescued and taken ashore to Guatemala by coastguards last year.
    • The lifeboat was launched after Fife coastguards received a distress call from the grounded vessel.
    • Specialist police search teams joined uniformed officers, police divers, dog handlers, volunteers, coastguards and a Royal National Lifeboat Institution hovercraft in the hunt for the child.
    • Police officers, Clacton and Walton coastguards and the Clacton lifeboat all joined in the hunt along the town's seafront but were unable to find her.
    • We would ask anyone who is going fishing or walking in areas which are prone to be cut off to check details of high tides with their local coastguards.
    • No, it's the fishermen, seamen, coastguards and the like, those trained to scan the surface of the water, who spot these peculiar apparitions.
    • A winchman was lowered from the helicopter and along with paramedics and coastguards assessed her condition before moving her onto a stretcher and airlifting her to hospital in Scarborough.
    • However, there was an oil slick, life rings and life rafts visible when coastguards reached the site.
    • Lifeboatmen and coastguards in Essex have been kept busy over the Easter bank holiday.
    • Yesterday coastguards renewed warnings to walkers to check tide times, wear proper clothing and shoes, and tell someone where they are going.
    • They alerted the coastguards and an area around the slipway of the pier was cordoned off.
    • The police launch boat was also there as well as the coastguards and lifeboat crew.
    • Police, who are using sonar equipment and specialist diving teams, and coastguards are continuing to search the river and nearby areas of coastline.
    • Crew members contacted Shetland coastguards to alert them and the trawler's sister vessel, the MFV Falcon was called to assist.