SLOW ROAD TO CAPE TOWN

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At 1000 UTC on Monday, Groupama 4 with Franck Cammas/FRA was making slow progress at a measly 8.7 knots as the team struggle in light winds. Not surprisingly, the crew is showing signs of frustration at still being at sea while Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) and CAMPER (Chris Nicholson/AUS), who have both finished, have a head start with the preparation of their boats for the Cape Town In-Port Race and the start of Leg 2 on December 10 and 11 respectively.

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REPORT OF CAR POSSIBLY WASHED OFF HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

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Holy Island Causeway accounts for many “shouts” attended by Seahouses RNLI crews. The causeway is only dangerous if vehicle drivers ignore the prominent safe crossing times displayed at each end of the causeway and the weather conditions. At the time of this incident, flood warnings had been issued for the eastern coast of Britain in view of the abnormally high tides and strong winds.

At 15.35hr on Sunday 27th November 2011, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to investigate a report from a resident on Holy island, that a car may have been washed off the causeway. It had been seen earlier, apparently stranded in the rising tide, and could now no longer be seen. Local Coastguards had attended and were concerned that the car could have been washed away by the abnormally high tide, aggravated by a strong wind. Other Coastguard personnel and the Rescue Helicopter from RAF Boulmer, were also tasked.

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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

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Captain Seog Hae-gyun poses with his medal after he received the 2011 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. London.

Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry, has been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011, for his decisive, brave and courageous actions to protect his ship and crew during a vicious pirate attack in the Indian Ocean, which left him with serious and long-lasting injuries.

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Peterhead RNLI lifeboat rescues a French fishing boat

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Date: 22/11/2011

Author: David Anderson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail launched yesterday (22 November) at 7.52 pm with its volunteer crew to rescue a French fishing vessel, Andre Leduc, that had lost engine power prior to entering Peterhead harbour.

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Maritime Museum REveals the Illuminating story of LIFE on a lighthouse

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Needles Lighthouse, Christmas 1979, the Isle of White lifeboat attempts to deliver Christmas goodies by rocket line!

CHRISTMAS is a time to be with family, friends and loved ones. But what was it like to spend the festive season away from home, working in some of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the UK?

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The Royal Southern Yacht Club confirms 2012 racing dates, hosts National Championships & 175th Anniversary events

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In an already high profile and packed sporting year for Great Britain, 2012 is also the year that the Royal Southern Yacht Club proudly celebrates its 175th Anniversary year. The Club is therefore especially delighted to be hosting a comprehensive and exciting Racing Programme that includes a number of high profile National Championships and some ‘signature’ events to mark the Anniversary, of which more details will be announced early in the New Year.

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