BRITISH MAN RESCUED AFTER FALLING OVERBOARD IN PACIFIC OCEAN DURING CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE

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A British man was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London went over the side at 00.43 BST last night in rough weather and was sighted again at 01.55 BST before being recovered at approx. 02.13 BST this morning (13.13 local time, 30 March).

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Bombardier Announces Order for Amphibious Aircraft

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador adds another two Bombardier 415 aircraft to its forest firefighting fleet
MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – March 26, 2014) – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has signed a firm purchase agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for two Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft. The transaction is valued at approximately $73.7 million US, based on list price, and includes various product enhancements. Deliveries of the aircraft will begin during the second quarter of 2014 and will continue in 2015.

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Download a free copy of SAR Spotlight

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Issue three is still available as a free pdf download from

SAR Spotlight On: Issue Three, Great Britain, RNLI, Beach-launched All-weather Lifeboats http://tinyurl.com/d8rxlms

This issue previewed the new Shannon Class and RNLI Exmouth then due to be the first station to receive the new boat. The issue also compared Exmouth to RNLI Aldeburgh and reviewed the two stations’ histories.

New launch and recovery vehicle arrives at Exmouth RNLI

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The LRV arrives at Exmouth lifeboat station.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers watch the capabilities of their new launch and recovery vehicle on Exmouth beach.

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The launch and recovery vehicle parks in the lifeboat station.

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Shannon and launcher during trials in 2013

Photos: (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

On Monday 17 March, a new vehicle was introduced to the life-saving fleet at Exmouth RNLI. The launch and recovery vehicle (L&RV) has been part-funded by an ongoing appeal launched by the Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team.

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Generous donations help Weston-super-Mare RNLI Appeal for a new station

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Donations from the Weston Community are swelling the coffers of our Appeal and offers of help keep coming in..

 

Many individuals and organisations are helping us with our task of raising funds for an appeal for the desperately needed new lifeboat station. Sometimes it is a loved one who wanted to leave funds for us. Sometimes it is an event which has been organised to raise money for us. Sometimes it is by giving us essential time or facilities which would otherwise have cost us money.

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