Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence

Image: Sophie and Rav – Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016

NEW AWARD, NEW JUDGE, NEW VENUE…SAME POPULAR HOSTS
The Association of Air Ambulances has announced that BBC News journalist Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding will once again host this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence on 13 November in London.

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Lone fisherman and capsized powerboat tows

Photos:Credits; Exmouth RNLI & Exmouth Coastguard

PR060817-1 Fishing boat Shannon tow 6 August (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR060817-2 Capsized boat ILB tow 5 August (Credit: Exmouth Coastguard)

Exmouth RNLI volunteers assist lone fisherman with engine failure

Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launched at 1.34pm on 6 August to a lone fisherman in a 21′ wooden day boat with engine failure, four miles south east of Exmouth lifeboat station.

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Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

01/08/2017 Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

 

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SEAHOUSES LIFEBOATS CALLED TWICE, MINUTES APART, FOR SEPARATE INCIDENTS

At 15.28hr on Friday 28th July 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist the ambulance service with an injured male on Bamburgh beach, with a suspected broken ankle. One option would be to remove the casualty by sea to a better location to transfer him to an ambulance. Local Coastguard Rescue Officers from Seahouses and Holy Island also were travelling to the scene by road.

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SEAHOUSES LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED TO INVESTIGATE OBJECT IN THE WATER OFF BAMBURGH

At 14.06hr on Friday 21st July 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to the report from a member of the public of a white object in the sea off the Stag Rocks at Bamburgh. Seahouses Coastguard Rescue Team initially attended to try and identify the object, which a member of public was concerned may be a capsized yacht. Sea conditions were quite choppy, with a strengthening gusty easterly wind.

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Global SuperTanker, World’s Largest Aerial Firefighter, Now Eligible to Fight Fires in the US

Global SuperTanker, World’s Largest Aerial Firefighter, Now Eligible to Fight Fires in the US
U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board grants SuperTanker 17-month approval, but the Global SuperTanker still awaits a U.S. Forest Service contract

July 25, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced aerial firefighter in the world – has received interim approval from the U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) to fight fires in the United States. The 17-month approval is similar to what has been given to other aerial tankers and is a necessary step for the SuperTanker to compete for contracts in the U.S. and abroad. However, IAB approval is only a first step; the SuperTanker does not currently have a contract with the United States Forest Service (USFS) to fight fires, and pending contracts for large aerial tankers exclude tankers the size of the SuperTanker.

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YACHT AGROUND AT HOLY ISLAND REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

 

Photos show  the yacht below Lindisfarne Castle and the ILB alongside

At 07:51hr on Friday 14th July 2017, UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats, to go to the assistance of a 26ft yacht with three persons and a dog on board. The yacht had run aground on the gravel outcrop at Holy Island, near the haven, known as the Rigg, and was unable free itself.

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