Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

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Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

June 27, 2013—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reports the aft part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26″N 66’26″E (water depth about 4,000 m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) on June 27. Both halves of five year old vessel had been afloat since the hull fractured in two parts June 17 when the vessel encountered heavy weather in the Indian Ocean. MOL reported that the fore part of the ship, also being towed, was stable.

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Injured Hiker Rescued Via Helicopter from Diez Vistas Trail

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Jun 24, 2013 09:09 am | Curtis Jones

Date: Sunday June 23, 2013 Time: 17:00 to 20:00 Location: Diez Vistas above Buntzen Lake Weather: Overcast at approximately 4000 feet with light rain Aircraft: Talon Helicopters AS355 F2 (Registration C-FTLC) On Sunday evening members of North Shore Rescues Helicopter External Transport (HETS) team were called into action to assist Coquitlam SAR in extracting an injured hiker from the …

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MOL and MHI start inspections of MOL Comfort sisters

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June 25, 2013—In its latest update on the June 17 incident in which the five year old containership MOL Comfort broke into two sections Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. says it has started an investigation together with the shipbuilder, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Although the cause of the incident has not yet been identified, MOL, together with MHI and classification society ClassNK, is arranging inspection of the all six of MOL Comfort’s sister vessels as quickly as possible.

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Air Ambulance Key Part of 20% Increase in Patient Survival Rates

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The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) has welcomed today’s announcement of an independent audit that shows 20 per cent more patients are now surviving severe trauma since the introduction of Major Trauma Networks in 2010. Air ambulances, which receive no direct Government funding, invariably provide the principle means by which a very seriously injured patient will be treated at the scene of an incident and then conveyed to the Major Trauma centre for further treatment.

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LIFE LINE Online – June 2013

June 2013
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As LIFE LINE goes to press, the publication of the 2013 edition of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual – the IAMSAR Manual – is imminent. IAMSAR is the key international document for SAR people.

The Migrant Problem

The problem is when migrants setting out, very often in over-crowded and unseaworthy craft, simply seeking a better life – but getting into distress before they can reach the ‘promised land’.

 

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