Hiroshima Prefecture Orders an AW139

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan has signed a contract for an AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used by the Hiroshima Prefecture Disaster Relief Department to perform fire fighting and disaster relief missions. The helicopter is due to enter operational service in 2012. This AW139 sale follows an order for the same helicopter type by the Saitama Prefecture in November and by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency in April this year and continues the success of the AW139 in the Japanese market for fire fighting and disaster relief applications.

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Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat assists in unusual call out involving fallen power lines

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Date: 23/08/2011

Author: Colm Hamrogue, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat launched today following reports of fallen power lines at the Erne River, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The lifeboat volunteer crew provided on scene safety cover.

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Wicklow RNLI lifeboat crew divert from exercise to rescue sailor after dinghy capsizes

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Wicklow RNLI bring capsized dinghy into harbour (Credit RNLI/Tommy Dover)

Date: 19/08/2011

Author: Tommy Dover, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat crew rescued a lone sailor off Wicklow harbour shortly before 6pm this evening (Friday 19th August) after his dinghy capsized.

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RNLI Angle inshore lifeboat rescues kayaker from mud bank

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RNLI Angle volunteer Mark Roch is assisted by a local man to push the kayak clear of the mud bank.. (Credit RNLI Angle)

Date: 17/08/2011

Author: Ted Goddard, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

A kayaker, whose craft became stranded on a mud bank in the upper reaches of the Milford Haven Waterway, was rescued by RNLI Angle’s inshore lifeboat on Wednesday (17 August).

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RNLI Angle inshore lifeboat rescues kayaker from mud bank

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RNLI Angle volunteer Mark Roch is assisted by a local man to push the kayak clear of the mud bank.. (Credit RNLI Angle)

Date: 17/08/2011

Author: Ted Goddard, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

A kayaker, whose craft became stranded on a mud bank in the upper reaches of the Milford Haven Waterway, was rescued by RNLI Angle’s inshore lifeboat on Wednesday (17 August).

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