The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge Teams Reunite At 87º

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The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams have finally all reunited at 87º after adverse weather conditions delayed their journey from Novo Airbase to the start line. Unfortunately, a further logistical problem has hit the expedition as they find two of their support trucks still behind them after one of the truck’s suspension broke.

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American rescuers and a Chinese seafarer have been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013, during a special ceremony held on 25 November 2013 at IMO Headquarters in London.

Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Randy J. Haba and Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Daniel J. Todd of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, were nominated by the Government of the United States, for responding to a distress alert from HMS Bounty, during the pre-dawn hours of 29 October 2012, and overcoming the effects of cold, fatigue and ingesting sea water to deliver 14 crew members of HMS Bounty to safety, during Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Yang Jinguo, a crewmember on the ferry Tong Chang Qi Du 11, was nominated posthumously by the Government of China, for sacrificing his own life while trying to rescue a person in distress on the ferry, after it had collided with the cargo ship Shun Qiang 28.

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Walking With The Wounded Teams Depart For Race Start

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The Teams Are Ready To Fly From Novo To The Race Start

The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams have been confirmed to fly from Novolazarevskaya (Novo) Airbase, Antarctica, to their race starting point at 87°. All three teams, Team Glenfiddich from the UK, Team Noom Coach from the US and Team Soldier On from the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada), will leave Novo on two separate flights, departing on Tuesday 26 November and Wednesday 27 November.

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The Lifeboat, Courage on Our Coasts

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This is an outstanding photo essay of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The photographer is also a crew member of the Torbay lifeboat which may explain why these photographs are so compelling. Any writer or photographer needs a special understanding and identification with the subject to step above the ordinary. Each picture paints a story and what an amazing story each is. HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge has written the foreword and as an RAF SAR Helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley, he has had direct experience of working with RNLI crews in some testing conditions.

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