Mudeford RNLI

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The crew from Mudeford RNLI were tasked at 9:47am to search for a suspected missing person after angling equipment was found abandoned on Avon Beach. The crew were joined in the search by Southbourne Mobile Coastguard Unit, the police helicopter, the police and the coastguard helicopter.
A thorough search was conducted from Milford to Hengistbury Head, both by land and sea, but to no avail.
The crew on board relief lifeboat Eric Guest returned back to the station at 1:14pm, whilst Southbourne Mobile Coastguard Unit continued on with the search.

Japan National Police Agency orders an AW109 Power for the Kyoto Police

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be operated by Kyoto Police. The AW109 Power helicopter will replace an ageing B206 model and will be delivered to the customer in December 2015.

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

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PR300814-1 Gig Rowing Demonstration
Rowers have just retrieved the casualty during the ‘man overboard’ demonstration.

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PR300814-2 Gig Rowing Competition
RNLI Lifeguards and Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteer Max Champion compete in the rowing competition.

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PR300814-3 Gig Rowing Presentation
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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