Astrium provides satellite images to help rescue efforts following Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines)

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The effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, were photographed on 13 November 2013 by a Pléiades satellite, which had captured images of the same zone (Tacloban) on 7 March 2013.

 

Astrium builds and operates the Pléiades high-resolution satellites that are providing such images within the framework of the International Charter on Space and Disasters. These images are being made available to rescue teams and authorities.

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NLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Station – Immediate launch to person in the water

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RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboats immediate launch to person reported in the water off Southsea seafront.
Portsmouth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Norma T was requested at 11.27pm (Friday 15th November 2013) for immediate launch to assist a person reported to be in the water approximately 200 metres from Southsea seafront.

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GLOBAL YACHT RACE CREW THANK SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL SEA RESCUE WITH R50, 000 DONATION

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R 50,000 donated to NSRI by Clipper Race organisers

Late last week following a ferocious storm, the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station at Port Elizabeth launched its rescue vessels twice in separate incidents, to provide assistance to injured crew members taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Australian David Griffin was taken off the 70 foot ocean racing yacht Mission Performance with an injured calf after becoming impaled on a cleat during the same violent storm that rolled competing boat Derry~Londonderry~Doire, resulting in British woman Michelle Porter suffering severe bruising and torn upper arm ligaments.

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Best-selling author helps to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI

MS Shannon at Exmouth with launch and recovery vehicle Credit Nathan Williams

Currently appeal to raise £150,000 towards the total cost of the launch and recovery vehicle to accompany the new Shannon-class lifeboat, due next year. Launching system and Shaannon Class ALB (above) photographed at Exmouth during trials earlier this year.

Local crime writer, Graham Hurley will be at the Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team’s annual coffee morning on Saturday 23 November in the Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton between 10am and 12 noon.

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LONDONER RESCUED IN GLOBAL YACHT RACE DRAMA

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It will be a Birthday she will never forget. Michelle Porter (37) was evacuated yesterday evening local time from Derry~Londonderry~Doire by the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) off Port Elizabeth and taken to hospital for treatment to a suspected broken arm. There is however a happy ending worth celebrating: X-Rays revealed today that there is no fracture, just torn ligaments and bruising.

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UNCONSCIOUS DIVER REPORTED AT FARNE ISLANDS

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At 10.39hr on Saturday 9th November 2013, both Seahouses Lifeboats were requested to launch immediately by Humber Coastguard, following a radio message from a local dive charter boat, requesting urgent medical assistance for one of his party of divers, who was unconscious in the water. Other divers on the boat were pulling him from the water and were carrying out CPR.

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