Join us for Rescue Fest


Join us on Saturday June 25 from 5pm – 11pm for Rescue Fest! It is a party on the pier, supporting the Tim Jones Legacy Fund and North Shore Rescue. Check out for more details and to get your tickets now! You can also get raffle tickets for your chance to win a helicopter picnic courtesay of Talon Helicopters and Raglans Bistro!

Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers will be serving up Legacy Lager at the event, with proceeds from the sale of this beer going directly to the Legacy Fund!



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At 11.26hr on Saturday 11th June 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a local charter vessel with a party of divers, off the Farne Islands. One female diver had made a rapid ascent, and was now ill and vomiting blood. A doctor who was among the dive party, was treating her, but further assistance was required. Both Seahouses Lifeboats were launched and went directly to the charter boat’s location.

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2015/2016 Annual General Meeting


NSR Membership 2015/2016 – Photo Credit: Bruce Moffat Photography

As a Non-Profit Society, NSR held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night at the Tim Jones Rescue Center in North Vancouver. During the AGM, board members and committee chairs delivered their annual reports to the membership, we welcomed a new full member to the team, and we held elections for our board of directors.

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RNLI New Brighton hovercraft and HM Coastguard team search for fishermen

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Library Photo: New Brighton Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit returning to New Brighton shore with large amphibious vehicle mentioned in text


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Date: 09/06/2016
Author: Bob Warwick

Just before 10pm last night [Wed 8th June] HM Coastguard reported that two unconnected fisherman were lost in fog off from the Wirral Coast somewhere between Harrison Drive and Leasowe Bay.

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Omar Al-Bashir and Africa’s Longest War


The long running civil war in the Sudan is just one of a series of wars and civil wars that have ripped through Africa during the last seventy years. It is a legacy of the dash for Empires as European nations grabbed chunks of Africa and created colonies that paid little attention to important local features. The author has provided a comprehensive view of the war in the Sudan and of President Al-Bashir. An important addition to the published knowledge of a seriously troubled region and a very readable account.

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At 13.17hr on Sunday 5th June 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to go to the assistance of two persons in the water, in difficulty crossing the burn at Holy Island. The tide was rising, and it was to be a very high tide today.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was launching when the Coastguard cancelled the launch, as further information had been received that the two persons had managed to get safely ashore. Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager commented, “This was not a waste of our time, if someone is in difficulty, it is essential to dial 999 immediately and inform the Coastguard, so that the various rescue services can be mobilised quickly. It was a very high spring tide today, and the unwary could easily be caught out. We would far sooner be called then cancelled, rather than delayed when it may be too late to help. It all underlines our safety slogan of ‘RESPECT THE WATER’. We are pleased the two got ashore safely.”

The Tattie Lads



The Merchant Navy has not faired very well in WWII histories, taking a poor second place to the Royal Navy. The Rescue Tug Service has been all but invisible. Now there is a fine book to correct this neglect of a band of exceptionally brave men who faced not only the power of the sea, but the depredations of warships and submarines, followed by epic survival in open boats. The Rescue Tug Service was often the only thing that stood between survivors and a lingering death. This new book is a well researched and nicely presented account that is inspiring and moving. Highly recommended – a book to change your view of life in the merchant convoys.

AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter unveilled by Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security


„h The Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter is the world¡¦s most advanced and capable SAR helicopter today
„h AW101 deliveries to Norway will start in March 2017 and be completed in 2020
„h The NAWSARH is the first helicopter to be equipped with Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Osprey AESA radar
„h Norway signed a contract for 16 AW101s and an initial 15 year integrated support and training package in December 2013

Rome, 31st May 2016 ¡V Leonardo-Finmeccanica is pleased to announce the AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveilled today by Anders Anundsen, Norway¡¦s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a roll out ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters¡¦ Yeovil facility in south-west England.

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Sir Stuart Etherington heads up new format National Air Ambulance Conference Agenda

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Organised by the AAA; the National Conference has become a firm fixture on event calendars across the European air ambulance community and is open to all members and non-members. It aims to inspire, inform and incite debate, providing a platform for the air ambulance industry to come together, share ideas and build partnerships.

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