Foss tug tows disabled Russian vessel to safety


Marinette Marine launches LCS 7

October 20, 2014—The Lockheed Martin-led industry team has launched the Navy’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the Detroit, into the Menominee River at shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC). The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, wife of U.S. Senator Carl Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just prior to the launch.

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‘Darcey’s Doughnut Delight’ helps fund Exmouth RNLI volunteers’ training equipment

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PR201014 – Antonio’s hands Exmouth RNLI a cheque from donations of Darcey’s Doughnut Delight.

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

On Sunday 12 October, the owner of Antonio’s cafe handed over a cheque for £350 to Exmouth RNLI volunteers. Customers’ donations from a competition-winning flavour of Italian ice-cream contributed to this amount and will help fund equipment essential for Exmouth lifeboat crew training.

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Portsmouth Lifeboat Responds to yachts Pan Pan Emergency radio call.

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The Yacht underway with Lifeboat Crewman on board

Portsmouth’s Relief, Atlantic class, lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall was launched today (Sunday 19th October 2014 – 12.00) after hearing a Pan Pan emergency radio call from a yacht in serious difficulty, approx one mile off Southsea Seafront.

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Bell Helicopter Announces Agreement with Uralhelicom for Two Bell 407GXs

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 16, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced today a signed agreement with Uralhelicom LLC for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.

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Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA AS) of Norway has signed a contract for one AW169 light twin-engined intermediate helicopter for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Norway. The contract was signed today at the Helitech 2014 exhibition being held in Amsterdam. The helicopter will feature an advanced EMS mission configuration including state-of-the-art avionic solutions to enable night and low visibility operations and specific mission equipment such as a unique retractable Soft Terrain Ski solution.

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Exmouth RNLI shop volunteers play a role in kitesurfer rescue

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PR061014-1 Exmouth RNLI Shop volunteers (left to right): Linda Causey, Rachel Hughes and Pat Atkinson.

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PR061014-2 Kitesurfer recovered and Crew volunteers retasked.

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman was launched at 9.19am this morning to rescue a kitesurfer in difficulty off Conger Rocks, half a mile from the lifeboat station. The casualty’s companion had called for help by banging on the RNLI shop door.

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The leading lights of international shipping gathered in London last night to celebrate the industry’s success stories at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards. The selfless actions of one brave young seafarer were given the highest praise.

LONDON, Thursday, 02 October 2014 – The great and the good of international shipping gathered in London to celebrate the industry’s success stories at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards. More than 500 of the industry’s most senior executives turned out to discover the winners at the maritime sector’s most prestigious prize-giving and to recognise the people and businesses that have led the way through innovation, acumen and bravery over the last 12 months.

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