17 August 2014
The crew from Mudeford RNLI were tasked to assist a 14ft dinghy in trouble at 4.17pm on Saturday 16 August.
Dönitz and the Wolf Packs
by Bernard Edwards
Published: July 2014
On 17 September 1942 Admiral Karl Donitz, C-in-C U-boats, issued the following directive:
To all Commanders – ‘All attempts to rescue members of ships sunk, therefore also fishing out swimmers and
putting them into lifeboats, righting capsized lifeboats, handing out provisions and water, have to cease.
Rescue contradicts the most fundamental demands of war for the annihilation of enemy ships and crews’.
Maersk Supply orders subsea support vessels at COSCO Dalian
August 13, 2014—Maersk Supply Service has entered into a contract with China’s COSCO (Dalian) shipyard for the construction of four subsea support vessels with options for two additional vessels. All the vessels are of Marin Teknikk, Norway, MT6027 design. Maersk Supply Service already has one subsea supply vessel and two anchor handling tug supply vessels on order from shipyards in Romania and in Chile.
Knight Frank, The Buying Solution, Duralock Performance Fencing and Healthy Pets Insurance provide financial support.
A fundraiser held at Cheltenham racecourse in support of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA) has broken the £150,000 barrier.
– Norwegian Tourist Association celebrates the opening of its 500th hut –
[London: 11th August 2014]: Today Norway added its 500th hut, the Rabothytta, to its national network of refuges for trekkers. This most remote of Norway’s huts, flanked by the harsh rocks of the Okstindan mountains and in the shadow of northern Norway’s highest peak – Oksskolten. The hut is a significant landmark in the Norwegian Trekkers Association’s long history of providing refuge to those enjoying the wonders of Norway’s back country. Its isolated situation presented a specific set of architectural, design and functional challenges, creating an adventure for the construction teams and for trekkers who will seek refuge under its Kebony roof.
PR080814 Jamie’s collection
Jamie Howard (left) with brother Noah and two home-made collection boxes
PR080814 Jamie’s collection
Jamie hands over the full collection box to ‘Uncle’ Neil Cannon, volunteer Tractor Driver and Emma Tarling, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer from Exmouth RNLI.
Photos: (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)
Jamie Howard (7) from East Finchley in London has been creating his own collection boxes to help raise money for his favourite charity. The seven year old visited Exmouth lifeboat station to hand over £40 collected from his family and friends.
In early August 2014, not one but two hurricanes were headed for the Hawaiian Islands. Storms arriving from the east are a relative rarity, and landfalling storms are also pretty infrequent.
On Aug. 5, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. This image is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor.
Image Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response
Caption Credit: Mike Carlowicz