AgustaWestland Signs Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter Contract For 16 AW101 Helicopters

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for 16 AW101 helicopters plus support and training, valued at approximately £1 billion (€1.15 billion), to meet the Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter (NAWSARH) requirement. The contract also includes an option for six further aircraft.

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Exmouth RNLI Coxswain Mechanic retiring after 33 years’ service

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Tim Mock (right) with son Henry (left)
(Credit: RNLI/Emma Tarling)

PR191213 Tim Mock with 1983 Crew

Crew on the Solent-class City of Birmingham, 1983
(l-r) Back: Reg Mogridge, Geoff Mears (Coxswain), Tim Mock (Assistant Mechanic), Bert Thomas.
Front: Tom Chandler, Keith Graham (Second Coxswain), Bernard Bradford (Mechanic).
(Credit: RNLI)

Tim Mock, the Coxswain Mechanic of Exmouth lifeboat is retiring in February, after nearly 34 years of dedication. Christmas Day will be his last operational day for the charity that saves lives at sea.

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Norway NAWSARH programme signing ceremony – Live broadcast on Norwegian MoJ website – 19th December 2013

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The AW101 has been a great success in RCAF service and one crew received International bravery awards for their epic dash to rescue walruss hunters above the Arctic Circle

The Official Signing Ceremony for the Norway’s NASWARH search and rescue helicopter programme is scheduled tomorrow, December 19th. The ceremony will be in English and live broadcasted from 12.00 to 1.30 pm on the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security website. See the link here below.

 

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/jd/lyd_bilde/nett-tv.html?id=487041

 

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Season’s Greetings from International Maritime Rescue Federation

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Season’s Greetings

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From the IMRF Staff and Trustees

Preventing Loss of Life in the World’s Waters.
Together We Are Stronger!

Long-service presentations for Exmouth RNLI volunteers

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Deputy Coxswains: Roger Jackson, Scott Ranft and Steve Hockings- Thompson with Mechanic, Andy Williams aboard the Exmouth Shannon in progress at Berthon Build.

More photos of the Shannon build process are available to view on the Exmouth RNLI Facebook page.

At a Christmas get-together for shop volunteers on 12 December, a number of presentations were made for dedicated long-service. Crew volunteers gave a talk on their recent visit to Berthon Build to view Exmouth RNLI’s new Shannon-class lifeboat in progress.

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