YACHT HARD AGROUND AT FARNE ISLANDS

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At 1300hr on Thursday 29 August 2013, a local passenger boat skipper informed Seahouses Lifeboat Coxswain that a yacht was aground and high and dry at the Bridges, a location at the Inner Farne Islands. He was concerned for the safety of the yacht when the tide rose, as it was lying hard over on its beam. RNLI personnel then had discussions with Humber Coastguard. No distress call had been made by the yacht.

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New Speakers at National Maritime Salvage Conference

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The American Salvage Association (ASA) and Marine Log recently confirmed two new prominent luncheon speakers for the National Maritime Salvage Conference & Expo, which is scheduled for Sept. 9-12, 2013 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA.

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Rim Fire, California

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Rim Fire, California

This natural-color satellite image of the drought-fueled Rim Fire was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on Aug. 25, 2013. The fire began on Aug. 17 and, as of Aug. 26, continues to burn on the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, and Bureau of Land Management and state responsibility land. Over 224 square miles have been affected.

Image Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC

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RNLI Portsmouth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Norma T was launched yesterday (Sunday 25th August 2013) to assist a capsized catamaran, drifting in the main channel of Langstone Harbour.

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A photo of the catamaran shortly after the tow was established. The harbour masters boat can be seen trying to help reduce drag and to stabilize the semi sunken vessel by supporting the top of the mast

The Lifeboat crew was already on station for routine training, when the capsized vessel was spotted with 2 persons floating in the water.

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PARTIALLY SUBMERGED CAR ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY, SPARKS ALERT – IN PICTURES

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launches from its launching dolly

At 15.25hr on Wednesday 21 August 2013, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to investigate the report of a partially submerged car on Holy Island Causeway. The Police had reported the incident, and there was concern that people were still in the vehicle, as the vehicle lights had come on. Additionally Aberdeen Coastguard had also received a 999 call from someone at the Causeway carpark, who thought that three people were in the vehicle.

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