ANOTHER CAR CUT OFF BY TIDE ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

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Archive images showing that drivers are still ignoring the signs that warn of tides affecting the causeway

At 14.41hr on Saturday 29th October 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist three persons cut off by the tide in a car on Holy Island Causeway. High tide today was 14.56hr at Seahouses, making this incident well outside of the safe crossing times.

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New exhibition: Hope in the Great War opens this weekend

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The photo is of The Bob Newbon involved in the rescue of the Ponus in 1916 kindly lent from Brian Osborne’s ‘Images of the Past’ Collection.

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Sunday 13 November

Opening this weekend, Hope in the Great War tells the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, including the story of 3 November 1916 when the Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescued 20 people from the tanker Ponus.

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General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million U.S. Coast Guard Contract for Rescue 21 Search and Rescue Program

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Coast Guard awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a $125.6 million follow-on contract to provide Rescue 21 program management, system support and maintenance and sustainment engineering support for the U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center.

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