NTSB issues final reports on three marine accidents

 Korean President
 slams Sewol captain's conduct

April 21, 2014
—With her administration under fire for its handling of the response to the Sewol Ropax ferry disaster, South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the conduct of the captain and some crew members “utterly incomprehensible” and “tantamount to murder.” President Park made the comments in a meeting today with senior secretaries at which, reports Arirang News, she also had tough words for public officials criticized for inadequate rescue operation efforts.

 

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YACHT AGROUND AT ST CUTHBERT’S ISLE, AT HOLY ISLAND

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At 11.40hr Saturday 19th April 2014, Humber Coastguard contacted the duty Launch Authority at Seahouses Lifeboat Station, and advised that a 19ft yacht had grounded a St Cuthbert’s Island, beside Holy Island. Local shore based Coastguards from Holy Island reported that the yacht was well aground and listing. There would be an obvious risk as the tide rose, that the yacht could flood.

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RCAF Takes Part in Disaster Relief Exercise in Peru

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C-17 tactical transport is capabl of carrying a CH-147 helicopter as cargo for extreme-range deployments

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The CC-130J provides long-range SAR coverage across the vast expanse of the Canadian territories. Carrying parachute SAR specialists who can be dropped to a casualty to provide initial assistance before extraction by ship or helicopter can be achieved.

 

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The CH-`49 Cormorant, AW101, helicopter provides a long-range capability

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CC-130J crew received the 2012 IMO Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award for their part in a daring long-range resue from the sea above the Artic Circle, and a CH-149 crew received an Exceptional Bravery Award from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for their epic flight from Newfoundland to extract the two Inuit hunters, the surviving parachute SAR Specialists and the fatality.

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Multinational exercise involves RCAF search and rescue helicopter and transport aircraft

 

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Approximately 60 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are deploying to Peru to take part in Exercise COOPERACIÓN III, a key Latin American multinational exercise with a focus on disaster relief, which will be conducted from April 19 to May 2, 2014

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HRH The Duke of Kent KG to visit the Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station

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Temporary RNLI Western Super Mare lifeboat station.

During his visit to Somerset, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent KG will be visiting the temporary RNLI lifeboat facility at Knightstone, Weston-super-Mare and hearing about the need for a brand new lifeboat station.

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Are You Joining Us At Any Of These Events This Summer?

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Join Us To Celebrate An Extraordinary Film And An Extraordinary Award

The Gala Screening of Zulu on Tuesday 10th June is an opportunity to say thank you and to honour those who serve so selflessly on our behalf.

The evening will involve a red carpet ceremony in Leicester Square and an exclusive screening of the digitally remastered classic, celebrating 50 years since its first release. The film tells the story of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, and on that day in 1879 eleven Victoria Crosses — the highest accolade for valour — were awarded to those who fought.

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CHC AW139 Fleet Sets 100,000 Flight Hour Milestone

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that CHC Helicopter’s AW139 helicopter fleet has set a major operational milestone by reaching 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving over 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years. A leading AW139 customer, CHC operates more than 40 AW139s globally performing a wide range of missions including offshore transport, search and rescue and emergency medical service.

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Armed Forces of Malta Acquire a Second AW139 Helicopter

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Armed Forces of Malta has taken up the option for a second AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The helicopter will be used to conduct mainly maritime border control missions. The delivery of the second AW139 is scheduled for June 2015, while the first helicopter will be delivered in June 2014.

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