The RNLI recognises the work of Weston-super-Mare Volunteers

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Poole award Ceremony. From left to right, John Tyson, Mo Tyson, Judy Hayes, Glyn Hayes, John Egerton Preece

The RNLI relies on volunteers to run its fundraising activities as well as crew its lifeboats. Its position as the charity which saves lives at sea could not be maintained without these volunteers who give of their time and dedication to the Institution.

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MOL issues update on MOL Comfort salvage effort

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June 20, 2013—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.(MOL) has issued an update on the status of the containership MOL Comfort. The five year old vessel broke into two sections, June 17, after encountering heavy weather while under way on the Indian Ocean. MOL says that the aft part is drifting near 13’00″N 61’29″E in an east-northeast direction. The status of the fore part remains to be confirmed as visibility is limited due to adverse weather.

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Cambridge to Paris Bike Ride – And Back Again!

Dave Rich (Left) & Dave McCubbine

Two adventurous Marshalls Aerospace and Defence Group workers, Dave Rich and Dave McCubbine, are preparing to cycle from Cambridge to Paris – and back again! All the money they raise will go to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Dave Rich explained: “We are absolutely delighted to be tackling this Cambridge to Paris bike ride in aid of the EAAA. Working at Marshalls means that we see the EAAA going out on life-saving missions every day. We also witnessed the incredible work that the EAAA paramedics do first hand when our colleague, Richard Fryer, was involved in a horrific car accident. The EAAA really did save Richard’s life, and so we wanted to give something back to this amazing charity”.

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Congrats to our Newest Members

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From Left: Simon Jackson (NSR Training Officer), Mike Kelso (new member, and North Van Fire Fighter), Ryan Morasiewicz (new member, and lawyer by trade), Dale Weidman (new member, and VPD member), Scott Merriman (new member, and Electrical Engineer), Curtis Jones (NSR MIT Coordinator).

By John Blown

I would like to extend my congratulations to our newest members who were officially brought on to our team on Tuesday at our AGM and presented with the NSR Team Jacket. It is quite the accomplishment to pass the MIT program – it requires a huge amount of dedication, training, and sacrifice of personal time. These members have completed an extensive two year Member in Training program that includes a practical and written exam. These new members also bring with them an excellent array of skills from their “normal day jobs”.

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Box ship breaks apart in Indian Ocean

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Five year old box ship breaks apart in Indian Ocean

June 18, 2013—A five year old 8,000 TEU containership has broken apart in the Indian Ocean. Dramatic photos tweeted by Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Mumbai (MRCC) this morning showed the two sections of the the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) operated containership MOL Comfort as still afloat. The ship was delivered in 2008 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works as the APL Russia. It flies the Bahamas flag and is classed by ClassNK.

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