At 15.28hrs on Saturday 18 April 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, following a report of 6 persons cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. Due to the prevailing sea conditions, it was decided to send the Lifeboat by road, towed by the station landrover.

As the lifeboat left the station, and began the road journey to Holy Island, further information was received from the Coastguard Operations Centre, and the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul Takes Delivery of its Second AW119Kx Helicopter

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The aircraft will perform law enforcement and MEDEVAC/EMS missions

Equipped with dedicated aeromedial and law enforcement mission configuration
Benefitting from a comprehensive package of on-site support and maintenance

Finmeccanica–AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year.

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Carabineros de Chile AW139 Achieves Operational Readiness

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Allowing enhanced capabilities in hot & high conditions for a range of parapublic roles

First AW139 in service in the Chilean helicopter market
Expands Carabineros the Chile’s fleet of AgustaWestland aircraft which already includes five AW109 Powers
Over twenty AgustaWestland helicopter of various types already in service in the country for a number of roles

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter delivered to the Carabineros de Chile has now entered service. The aircraft will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport. The exceptional performance of the AW139, especially at high altitude and in high temperatures, will enhance the Carabineros’ mission capabilities.

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Saving lives through cooperation

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15/04/2015 IMO is taking part in the 6th Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop in Noumea, New Caledonia (13-17 April), to improve cooperation on the maritime and aeronautical search and rescue operations. The workshop,jointly organized by IMO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC?) and funded by IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP), is being attended by more than 50 participants from Pacific island countries (including Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island, Tonga, and territories of France).

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The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention enters into force

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The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks provides a set of uniform international rules for the prompt and effective removal of wrecks located in a country’s exclusive economic zone or equivalent 200 nautical miles zone.

Briefing: 11, April 13, 2015
The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks enters into force on Tuesday (14 April 2015). The Convention places strict liability on owners for locating, marking and removing wrecks deemed to be a hazard and makes State certification of insurance, or other form of financial security for such liability, compulsory for ships of 300 gt and above. It also provides States Parties with a right of direct action against insurers.

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U.S. Marine Corps Enters Production Phase of Oshkosh P-19R Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Contract


The next-generation ARFF vehicle provides off-road firefighting capabilities

OSHKOSH, Wis. (April 13, 2015) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today will begin the Production and Deployment Phase of the P-19 Replacement (P-19R) Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle program for the U.S. Marine Corps. Oshkosh was awarded the P-19R contract in May 2013 and has since successfully completed all required government development testing and evaluation and readiness reviews required to move the program through Milestone C approval and into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

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Exmouth RNLI Four rescued from sinking motorboat

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PR130415 Inshore lifeboat, George Bearman crew volunteers stay on scene to watch over the sinking motorboat.

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PR130415 All-weather lifeboat Shannon class R and J Welburn launches on Exmouth Beach.

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

Both Exmouth lifeboats launched at 3pm yesterday, Sunday 12 April to reports of a broken down motorboat half a mile off Budleigh Salterton. In the short time it took to reach the scene, crew volunteers found four casualties in the water after their motorboat had started to sink.

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At 11.22hrs on Sunday 12 March 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats, following a MAYDAY call for assistance from two dive RIBS (rigid inflatable boats), broken down off the Farne Islands. Their exact position was difficult at first to establish, due to poor radio reception. A local passenger vessel “St Cuthbert 3” had also received the distress call and had responded and located the vessels and had towed them to a safer location near Brownsman Island, pending arrival of the lifeboats on scene. The Inshore Lifeboat “Peter Downes” was first to reach the casualties, and established that no one was in any immediate danger.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers work with their colleagues from Burnham on Sea to rescue a dog fallen off a cliff.

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Dog on Board

photographs show the four lifeboats searching off Brean Down, the dog in the lifeboat. A video of the rescue is available from the RNLI web site

Multiple search and rescue facilities were mobilised by Milford Haven Coastguard when a dog became lost off the dangerous cliffs at Brean Down

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