Howe Sound Crest – Missing Hikers

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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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FOUR YOUNGSTERS AND AN ADULT PULLED FROM THE SEA BY SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT

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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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YACHT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE AT HOLY ISLAND

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At 15.59 hrs on Saturday 16 August 2014 Humber Coastguard reported that a small yacht had requested assistance, dragging its anchor at Holy Island in an adverse wind, and was in danger of being blown aground. Both Seahouses Lifeboats were launched without delay and made their way to Holy Island, in a gusty wind and slightly choppy sea.

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Dönitz and the Wolf Packs

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Dönitz and the Wolf Packs
9781473822931
Hardback
by Bernard Edwards
£19.99
Published: July 2014
On 17 September 1942 Admiral Karl Donitz, C-in-C U-boats, issued the following directive:
To all Commanders – ‘All attempts to rescue members of ships sunk, therefore also fishing out swimmers and
putting them into lifeboats, righting capsized lifeboats, handing out provisions and water, have to cease.
Rescue contradicts the most fundamental demands of war for the annihilation of enemy ships and crews’.

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Coast Guard responds to multiple vessel collision

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Maersk Supply orders subsea support vessels at COSCO Dalian

August 13, 2014—Maersk Supply Service has entered into a contract with China’s COSCO (Dalian) shipyard for the construction of four subsea support vessels with options for two additional vessels. All the vessels are of Marin Teknikk, Norway, MT6027 design. Maersk Supply Service already has one subsea supply vessel and two anchor handling tug supply vessels on order from shipyards in Romania and in Chile.

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EVENT RAISES £150,000 FOR AIR AMBULANCES.

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Knight Frank, The Buying Solution, Duralock Performance Fencing and Healthy Pets Insurance provide financial support.

 

 

A fundraiser held at Cheltenham racecourse in support of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA) has broken the £150,000 barrier.

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Kebony gives its strength and durability to Norway’s most remote mountain refuge

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- Norwegian Tourist Association celebrates the opening of its 500th hut –

 

[London: 11th August 2014]: Today Norway added its 500th hut, the Rabothytta, to its national network of refuges for trekkers. This most remote of Norway’s huts, flanked by the harsh rocks of the Okstindan mountains and in the shadow of northern Norway’s highest peak – Oksskolten. The hut is a significant landmark in the Norwegian Trekkers Association’s long history of providing refuge to those enjoying the wonders of Norway’s back country. Its isolated situation presented a specific set of architectural, design and functional challenges, creating an adventure for the construction teams and for trekkers who will seek refuge under its Kebony roof.

 

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