Gig Rowing Club raise an oar-some amount for Exmouth RNLI

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Rowers have just retrieved the casualty during the ‘man overboard’ demonstration.

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RNLI Lifeguards and Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteer Max Champion compete in the rowing competition.

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Exmouth Gig Club Chairman and Coxswain for the demonstration, Ben Atkinson presents Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson with a cheque for £127.75

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

The new local gig rowing club in town has helped raise £127.75 for Exmouth RNLI on 23 and 24 August, during the charity’s Open Day Weekend. The club organised a rowing competition and sold bottled water to help save lives at sea at the event.

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Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Harvey Gulf

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Coast Guard responds to capsized tug

August 28, 2014—Shortly after 7 p.m yesterday., two crew members on board the 57-ft Calumet River Fleeting tug Bonnie G. Selvick attempted to turn the vessel around while transiting south on the Calumet River. During the process, the vessel rolled over, began taking on water and sank within minutes. The two crew members escaped and swam to shore.

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Exmouth RNLI assist two exhausted sailors in Lyme Bay

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PR270814-1 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launches in choppy conditions.

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PR270814-2 The volunteers were on scene to assist the yacht within 25 minutes.

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PR270814-3 Two volunteers were placed on the casualty yacht.

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PR270814-4 Crew volunteer, Mark Sansom helps sail the casualty yacht to safety.

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PR270814-5 R and J Welburn with the casualty yacht from the shore.

Photos: (credit Exmouth RNLI)

On 27 August at 10am, Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launched amid choppy conditions to assist two sailors in difficulty, six miles east of Straight Point.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers celebrate Open Day Weekend success

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PR250814-1 Crowds flock to watch the Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launch to attend Dawlish Air Show

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PR250814-2 (Left to right) Stefan, Spike and Oscar gaze at the Shannon class lifeboat whilst sitting on inshore lifeboat George Bearman at the Open Day

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PR250814-3 It was the first time the public were invited aboard Exmouth RNLI’s state of the art lifeboat

Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

During 23 and 24 August, the station’s proud volunteers opened the doors to their boathouse to welcome supporters visiting their Open Day Weekend. The total raised was over £1,500 with the charity’s shop performance hitting an all-time record.

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IP-based system positions the Commonwealth to accommodate a future increasingly comprised of mobile texting, video and web-based information platforms


FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract to develop, implement and operate the Massachusetts Next Generation (NG9-1-1) emergency communications system that will allow emergency personnel to accept service requests through new technologies, providing real-time data and communication. With this award, Massachusetts becomes one of the first states in the nation to begin transitioning to a statewide NG9-1-1 system that complies with the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) i3 architecture standards, enabling local and nationwide interoperability so more accurate information can be shared faster with first responders.

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At 16.50 hrs on Sunday 24 August 2014, Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats, following reports of persons in the water shouting for help, off the beach between Seahouses and Beadnell near Annstead Farm. This was the same location at the incident on Thursday 20th August, when 4 youngsters and an adult were rescued. On arrival at the location one youngster was pulled to safety by the Inshore Lifeboat, another by a passing inflatable boat, and passed on the All Weather Lifeboat, which also picked up the fourth person.

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Howe Sound Crest – Missing Hikers


On Monday night NSR was activated by West Vancouver Police for two missing hikers near Cypress Mountain. The two hikers (visitors to Vancouver) were traveling with a larger group when they got separated and lost the trail. When the larger group reached the parking lot, they realized they were missing the two and called police.

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At 12.59 hrs on Wednesday 20 August 2014, Seahouses Lifeboat had just returned from a PR exercise, with the BBC Film Crew for the “Coast” programme. with presenter Nicolas Crane. The Lifeboat was about to be rehoused, when the call-out pagers sounded. Humber Coastguard reported that four youngsters and two adults were in the water off Seahouses Golf Course, and in serious difficulty.

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