Sunderland RNLI host sea safety event

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Sunderland RNLI volunteer mechanic Ian Cubitt (Credit RNLI)

Date: 17/04/2012

Author: Paul Nicholson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

In an attempt to help reduce the number of emergency callouts due to vessels suffering mechanical failure, volunteers at Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station are hosting a mechanical workshop at the lifeboat station this weekend.

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CAMPER COMPLETE LEG 5 ODYSSEY FOR VITAL FOURTH PLACE

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‘Business as usual’ as CAMPER eye quick turnaround

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Itajaí, Brazil – CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand completed their Leg 5 odyssey to claim fourth place and collect a vital 15 points, arriving in Itajaí, Brazil at 12:35:44 UTC on Tuesday, 31 days after the start and more than 10 days behind leg winners PUMA.

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Helensburgh RNLI goes to the aid of grounded boat

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Date: 16/04/2012

Author: Keith Shipman, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

At 1042 hours on Sunday 15th April 2012 Clyde Coastguard request the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a 5 metre fishing vessel which had gone aground on the shore at Cove in Loch Long. After launching at 1047 hours, the lifeboat crew proceeded to the area where they found the vessel, the ‘Dobhran Mara’, hard aground close to the Knockderry Hotel on an ebbing tide.

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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat crew have launched three times in four days

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Photograph shows the yacht at Fisherrow being towed off beach. (Credit RNLI)

Date: 16/04/2012

Author: Neil Chalmers, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat crew have launched three times in four days on service to reports of disabled vessels in the Firth of Forth.

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Japan National Police Agency Orders its First GrandNew Helicopters

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply two GrandNew law enforcement light twin helicopters as part of an on-going programme to modernise the Police helicopter fleet. The two aircraft will be operated in Saga and Tottori prefectures.

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