Pre-hospital Clinical Heavy Weight Speakers at Leading Air Ambulance Conference

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Professor Jonathan Benger, National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England

Further to the recent announcement that Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will be the Key Note Speaker at this year’s National Air Ambulance Conference taking place in London on Monday 14th November; the Association of Air Ambulances is delighted to confirm that an exceptional line-up of Clinical Speakers will also be taking to the stage.

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Simultaneous shouts for Airport Emergency and Mersey Ferry for RNLI New Brighton

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RNLI New Brighton Lifeboat and Liverpool Pilot boat with Royal Iris


Date: 10/07/2016
Author: Bob Warwick

It turned out a busy afternoon for New Brighton lifeboat station crews. Starting at just after 1 pm with a report of an aeroplane in difficulty approaching Speke Airport and followed almost immediately with news that a Mersey Ferry had run aground.

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DIVE CHARTER VESSEL TAKING WATER AT FARNE ISLANDS

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Divers being transferred to All Weather Lifeboat

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Casualty vessel under escort to Seahouses

At 11.58hr on Saturday 9th July 2016, information was received at Seahouses Lifeboat station, that a dive charter boat was taking water, near Longstone Island, and the skipper had beached the vessel and was requesting assistance. Humber Coastguard were immediately advised, and both Seahouses Lifeboats launched.

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Indian tanker captain to receive 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

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The IMO Council, meeting for its 116th session in London, endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that Captain Menon displayed great determination and courage in leading the difficult rescue operation in the Bay of Bengal.

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?The IMO Council, meeting for its 116th session in London, endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that Captain Menon displayed great determination and courage in leading the difficult rescue operation in the Bay of Bengal.

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ILL DIVER LANDED AT SEAHOUSES BY LOCAL CHARTER BOAT

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At 13.10hr on Tuesday 5th July 2016, a Seahouses Charter Boat reported to Humber Coastguard that a female diver aboard the boat, had become ill with chest pain and breathing problems after surfacing from a dive near the Farne Islands. She required medical assistance, and the boat was making best speed for Seahouses Harbour. Seahouses Lifeboat Station had monitored the call, and a request was also received by them from the boat owner’s wife for additional oxygen. The Lifeboat Operations Manager was also on the station, and initiated an immediate launch of the Inshore Lifeboat and the station Landrover with a crewman aboard with medical equipment and oxygen cylinders.

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CubeSat aircraft tracking

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We’re excited to announce we have just completed our first space-based ADS-B flight tracking test in cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space and GomSpace. Using the GOMX-3 satellite we collected ADS-B data from flights transiting the Atlantic Ocean outside our terrestrial coverage area and integrated that data into the Flightradar24 network, a first for any commercial flight tracking service.

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ILL DIVER ABOARD SEAHOUSES CHARTER BOAT

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PHOTO: THE RESCUE HELICOPTER CALL SIGN RESCUE 999 FROM PRESTWICK ABOVE SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT TO WINCH THE ILL DIVER.

At 11.26hr on Saturday 11th June 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a local charter vessel with a party of divers, off the Farne Islands. One female diver had made a rapid ascent, and was now ill and vomiting blood. A doctor who was among the dive party, was treating her, but further assistance was required. Both Seahouses Lifeboats were launched and went directly to the charter boat’s location.

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