LIFE LINE Online – August 2013

   
August 2013

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5 and 6 September 2013
 
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Asia Pacific Regional Development
 
The Civil Aviation Department office at Hong Kong International Airport is the venue for the first IMRF Asia Pacific Regional Development Meeting, to be held
5-6 September 2013, kindly hosted by Wah Tak Engineering Co Ltd and China Rescue and Salvage.

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IMRF has several projects going in Mass Rescue, Education, the European Life Crew Exchange Programme and the Rescue Boat Guidelines.

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Highlights

The Star of My New Life!

Your Chairman has to report that he retired from full-time employment with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on 12th July, following more than 38 years service with this unique organisation.

 

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Grouse Mountain Bluff Trail Rescue

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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.

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PARTIALLY SUBMERGED CAR ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY, SPARKS ALERT

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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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Model boating lake rescue by RNLI New Brighton crew

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Model tug ‘Bargarth’ towing the RNLI X-class lifeboat with New Brighton crew on board before it sank

Credit: RNLI/Bob Warwick


Date:
19/08/2013
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.

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T&T Salvage responds to oil platform fire

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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.

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