Double rescue of stranded trawlers by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

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20 Feb 2012 Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat tows trawlers Good Fellowship and Trustful to safety at North Shields fish quay. Credit Adrian Don / RNLI (Credit Adrian Don / RNLI)

Date: 20/02/2012

Author: Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Double rescue of stranded trawlers by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

Two trawlers with six fishermen onboard were rescued today (Monday 20th Feb) by a volunteer crew from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station after they got into difficulties eight miles south east of the river Tyne piers.

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Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Orders Two AW139s

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau has signed a contract for two AW139 medium twin helicopters. These aircraft, which add to one AW109 Power and two CA109 Power light twins already in service with this customer, will be used to perform law enforcement, fire fighting and air rescue operations in and around Beijing.

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St Helier’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew assist disabled fishing boat.

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St Helier George Sullivan lifeboat towing charter fishing boat (Credit RNLI Jersey)

Date: 20/02/2012

Author: Anna Messervy-Evans, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Earlier this afternoon, (Sunday 19 February), St Helier volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a charter fishing boat that ran into discarded nets several miles southwest of La Corbière lighthouse.

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Clogher Head RNLI called to assist fishing vessel which was taking on water and at risk of sinking

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(Credit RNLI/Clogher Head)

Date: 18/02/2012

Author: Aimee Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

At approximately 11.30am on Wednesday 15 February Clogher Head RNLI responded to a distress call from a local fisherman about 1.5 miles out from Dunany Point. The 36ft wooden boat with two men on board was rapidly taking on water due to a mechanical failure and was at risk of sinking.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 8 – SINGAPORE TO QINGDAO, CHINA – DAY 15

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After standby duty de lage landen is back racing and holding the lead

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RACE 8: SINGAPORE TO QINGDAO, CHINA
DAY 15

* Two crew members evacuated from Gold Coast Australia
* De Lage Landen resumes racing after standing by to assist
* Geraldton Western Australia and Singapore go into Stealth Mode

Gold Coast Australia has diverted to Taiwan to evacuate an injured crew member after an attempted helicopter airlift proved impossible due to strong winds and a punishing sea state.

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Injured crew members evacuated from yacht competing in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

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de lage landen with two doctors in her crew stood by Gold Coast Australia until medivac plans were in place

Gold Coast Australia, one of the ten 68-foot yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, has diverted to Taiwan to evacuate a crew member who broke his leg in the gruelling conditions the amateur teams are currently enduring in the race from Singapore to Qingdao, China.

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PHOTO 180212 Launch pic

The photo above is from the day of the launch in October

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Helmsman Roger Jackson

I am delighted to attach a press release that announces awards are to be granted to three of our crew at Exmouth RNLI. The awards are one bronze medal and two vellums for gallantry after a rescue last October in very difficult conditions. The last time a crew member received a bronze award at Exmouth was back in 1954.

The three crew are obviously delighted at this news.

Jo Damsell
Exmouth RNLI voluntary press officer

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Baltimore RNLI’s new Tamar class lifeboat Alan Massey arrives home to huge welcome

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Baltimore RNLI’s new Tamar lifeboat Alan Massey arrives home (Credit RNLI/Provision/Michael MacSweeney)

Date: 15/02/2012

Author: Niamh Stephenson, Divisional Media Relations Manager

The people of Baltimore welcomed a new addition to their community today (Wednesday 15 February 2012) when the RNLI delivered a €3 million Tamar class to the west Cork village. It is set to replace the Hilda Jarrett Tyne class lifeboat, which has served Baltimore since 1988. The new lifeboat left RNLI Headquarters in Poole last Saturday calling at a number of lifeboat stations along the way before undertaking the final leg of the journey this morning from Crosshaven to Baltimore Harbour.

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