The Mudeford RNLI inshore lifeboat Mudeford Servant was tasked to assist a kayaker in trouble on the evening of Tuesday 30 August 2011.

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Whilst the volunteer crew were undergoing their weekly training exercise they were tasked by the coastguard to go to the aide of a female kayaker, who had become stuck in mud at low tide and having been there for four hours it was feared that she would become hyperthermic.

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FOUR ADULTS CUT OFF ON SEAHOUSES BREAKWATER

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At 16.19hr on Tuesday 30th August 2011, four males were seen from the Lifeboat Station, on the outer breakwater of Seahouses Harbour, clinging to the navigation light. Larger breaking swells were breaking over the central part of the breakwater, and the tide was still rising. The four had no safe means of getting off the breakwater. Humber Coastguard Rescue Co-ordination Centre were informed and the Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was paged for immediate launch.

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Dart lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguards worked together at two serious incidents during Dartmouth Reg

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Dart lifeboat crew and South Hams RNLI lifeguards attend the casualty on yacht Impi (Credit John Fenton RNLI)

Date: 27/08/2011

Author: John Fenton, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Dart lifeboat crew and South Hams RNLI lifeguards attend the casualty on yacht Impi (Credit John Fenton RNLI)

The Dart inshore lifeboat had just taken part in an air sea rescue demonstration with an RN Sea King helicopter from Culdrose, as part of the Dartmouth Regatta programme.

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Alderney’s RNLI lifeboat launched in response to mayday from visiting yacht

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Date: 27/08/2011

Author: Nigel Soane-Sands, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Alderney’s all-weather lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 11.10am this morning (Saturday) to help four people on board the 12.5 metre yacht Sunsail 4006 whose skipper had issued a mayday distress call.

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‘Old lifeguards’ in River Mersey record swim in aid of New Brighton lifeboat station

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Tony Clare and Tony Jones We’ve Made It’ approaching shore at New Brighton after completing first recorded swim of R. Mersey from Crosby (Credit Bob Warwick)

Date: 27/08/2011

Author: Bob Warwick, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

A 36 year dream was realised with the first recorded swim across the River Mersey from Crosby to New Brighton on Friday 26th August by Tony Jones and Tony Clare both ex-RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crewmen with over 60 years service between them.

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AirMed & Rescue Congress China 2011

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Tue 11 to Wed 12 October 2011 at Shanghai, China

 

Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel, 15 Dapu Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200023 China

 

Newsletter 4 – Global Version

Upates to 27 Aug ‘11

 

Introduction. This newsletter includes two articles on pending issues facing China as the country
develops a helicopter SAR and HEMS capability over the coming decades. The articles show the
new industry starting from almost nothing. From my contacts with CAAC people in Beijing, I know
they will need and welcome help in fostering a safety culture by engaging international assistance.
I found them to be very professional & dedicated to their job during my visit.

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YACHT AGROUND IN NEWTON BAY

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At 17.39hr on Sunday 28th August 2011, as the crew were preparing for their annual Lifeboat Fete Fundraising Day, Humber Coastguard informed the Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager that the 19ft yacht “Puddle Duck” was aground in Newton Bay on rocks. The tide was falling and Craster shore based Coastguard Rescue Officers had attended the scene, to assess the situation, and confirm the crew had reached the shore safely in their yacht tender. The yacht was expected to soon be high and dry. After discussion with Seahouses Lifeboat Coxswain, and assessing the tidal information, it was agreed to launch Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat at midnight, and attempt to tow the yacht clear. In the meanwhile, Craster Coastguard Rescue Officers had attended at low tide, and carried out a brief inspection of the vessel, which had some hull damage. With the consent of the yacht owner, it was agreed for the lifeboat to attempt to tow the yacht off once it began to float on the tide.

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Hurricane Irene threatens the US East Coast

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The MODIS Instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Irene over the southern Bahamas on August 24, 2011 at 15:05 UTC (11:05 a.m. EDT). Just three hours later at 2 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Irene’s eye was over Crooked Island, Bahamas, near 22.7 North and 74.3 West. Irene’s winds increased to 120 mph (195 kmh) and it was moving to the northwest near 12 mph (19 kmh). Irene’s minimum central pressure is 954 millibars. Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response

Hurricane Irene is a major hurricane, and NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline. Meanwhile, far in the eastern Atlantic Ocean a tenth tropical depression formed. One satellite image captured both storms and shows the tremendous difference in their size.

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Sheerness RNLI Lifeboat helps Timothy Spall

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Date: 25/08/2011

Author: Amy Ross, Divisional Media Relations Manager

Sheerness inshore lifeboat yesterday evening went out to help Timothy Spall who was filming the last episode for his BBC4 programme – “Timothy Spall: Back at Sea.”

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Two RNLI stations hooked by fisherman memorial

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Donna Hollett, Secretary of the Buccaneers SAC hands cheque for £200 to Cliff Downing RNLI New Brighton’s Lifeboats Operations Manager (Credit RNLI/Bob Warwick)

Date: 25/08/2011

Author: Bob Warwick, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

RNLI stations in New Brighton and Aberystwyth have benefited from a fishing competition between two sea angling clubs.

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