‘Nuisance calls’ to Malin Head Coastguard on the increase

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Bogus phone calls to Malin Head Coastguard have increased with eleven 'nuisance calls' received in the last week.

The calls may only last a few seconds and are not deemed as dangerous as hoax calls but they are still a cause of concern for the coastguard as they could prevent them from attending a real emergency faster.

Station Manager & Divisional Controller with Malin Head Coast Guard Derek Flanagan says the calls are not necessarily made by children: