Tanker collides with on-trials car carrier

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Tanker collides with on-trials car carrier

December 30, 2013—A chemical tanker that collided with a newbuild car carrier and caught fire could break in two, Korea’s Arirang News today quoted officials as saying. The officials said that the tanker had been left with a large hole in its side. The car carrier, the 55,700 gt Gravity Highway is under construction at Hyundai Mipo for Israel’s Ray Shipping. It was on shipbuilder’s sea trials some 9 miles off Busan when the collision took place at 2:15 local time, according to media reports.

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The volunteers at Sunderland RNLI were called upon today (Saturday 28 December) to rescue a dog which had become stranded at Seaham Harbour.

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Author: Ben Mitchell

Sunderland RNLI; like all the 236 Lifeboat stations, have crews on call all year round and the festive season is no different. The Lifeboats have already been called into action on Christmas Day and today saw the coastguard request the launch of Sunderland’s ‘Atlantic 85’ lifeboat after reports of a dog going into the sea at Seaham (approx. five mile south of Sunderland Harbour).

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NTSB reports on tanker allision with bridge

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Antarctic expedition ship stuck in ice

December 27, 2013—A former Soviet research ship today remained stuck in ice some 1,500 miles south of Hobart, Tasmania. The Russian-flag ship, MV Akademik Shokalski, has been chartered for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014, which is sponsored by the University of New South Wales and led by the university’s professor of climate change, Professor Chris Turney—an authority on all things antarctic and a prolific tweeter and blogger. There are 74 people on board the ship–reportedly, 22 of those on board are crew, the remainder are scientists, researchers and some adventurous souls who have paid from $8,050 upwards to go along for what has turned out to be a very real adventure cruise.

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Joan Warren Found Deceased

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December 8, 2013 – 1530 At 15:30 today Joan Warren was found deceased in Lynn Canyon by a member of the public walking his dog. This is a tragic outcome to a very difficult search operation by the NSR, the emergency services, and the community. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Joan’s family and friends. We would also like to thank the public and the media for their tireless efforts in trying to find her this weekend.

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Merry Christmas from NSR

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NSR hosted its annual Christmas party this past Saturday. This year the party was hosted at the NSR base (aka “The Embassy”) at the City of N. Vancouver Works Yard. NSR was please to host a number of supporters and dignitaries including Jane Thornthwaite, Andrew Saxton, Naomi Yamamoto, Don Bell, and local Mayors Darrel Mussatto,

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Teams Arrive Home Just In Time For Christmas

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WELCOME HOME!

On Monday 23 December at 9:00am GMT, the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 teams arrived at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 and shared an emotional reunion with their families, friends and loved ones. The expedition teams from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) arrived back from a 5-week expedition in the harsh and unforgiving environment of Antarctica, where they undertook a gruelling 13-day challenge across 200km to reach the geographic South Pole.

Prince Harry, the Expedition Patron, who has been a member of Team Glenfiddich for the entirety of the expedition, spoke about how honoured he feels to have been involved, and the feeling of achievement by all:

“It’s an amazing feeling, it really is. I’m so proud, I’m so chuffed and so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls, and well done to Ed Parker and Simon Daglish and everyone who’s organised this. What an amazing accomplishment. Mission success.”

– Prince Harry, Expedition Patron and Team Glenfiddich member

Today the global community of wounded ex-service personnel salutes the team members for the inspiring journey they have taken and everyone who has supported, sponsored and been there every step of the way.

The money that you have helped raise for Walking With The Wounded will help make a difference to the lives of our wounded and injured soldiers, helping to assist them in finding a civilian career outside the Military.

The expeditions that Walking With The Wounded undertake look to raise awareness, to show the public who our wounded are, to tell their stories and to highlight the support they need. They are also to champion these extraordinary people who do not give up despite injury and continue to face challenges with determination and courage, just as the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge members have shown.

You can still visit the Virgin Money’s South Pole Allied Challenge hub to donate and help the teams raise their £150,000 target to support Walking With The Wounded.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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