By Curtis Jones
On Sunday evening a lone male hiker without light etc ascended BCMC from BP Trail on Grouse Mtn inadvertently wound up on Bluff Trail. Subject got to 3000 feet and in darkness without light lost trail in cliff band area and got off trail and cliffed out in a small side gully between Bluff and Grouse Grind trail main gully.
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.
Model tug ‘Bargarth’ towing the RNLI X-class lifeboat with New Brighton crew on board before it sank
Credit: RNLI/Bob Warwick
Author: Bob Warwick
A feat of scale power was seen when a full size RNLI X-class inflatable lifeboat with 2 lifeboat crew aboard was towed round New Brighton’s model boating lake by two scale model tugs escorted by two scale model lifeboats.
Open Day Photographs
Credit Geoff Bowen
Exmouth RNLI fundraisers are celebrating their most successful Open Day ever having raised over £1,500 towards the launch and recovery vehicle for the new Shannon class lifeboat which is due on station early next year.
Minden is a twin-engine rescue cruiser of the German Maritime rescue Service (DGzRS) of the 23.30-Class. Built 1985 In Germany. 2 x MTU V8, 17 knots and rescue tender “Margarete”.
LOA: 23,3 metres
Beam: 5,5 metres
Draft: 2,0 metres
August 19, 2013—A Galveston-based firefighting team dispatched to an oil platform fire by T&T Salvage has returned safely after dealing with the incident. According to the Coast Guard, the unmanned platform was believed to be the casualty of a lightning strike in the early morning hours of August 18. The T&T firefighting team arrived on board a 95 ft fast response vessel and the salvage support barge Curtis T, armed with portable high capacity fire pumps and a cache of firefighting foam. The fire was quickly controlled with no significant reports of pollution. Additionally, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.