Cypress Skier Rescue – Dec 11-12, 2016


On the afternoon of Sunday Dec 11, NSR was activated to search for two skiers who had gone out of bounds and became lost. Cypress Ski Patrol was able to locate their tracks going into Tony Baker Gully. The skiers initially indicated they were on Black Mountain, on the other side of Cypress Bowl. NSR had intermittent cell contact with the two 40 year old male skiers and we were able to get a location from their phone putting them at 700M in Tony Baker Gully.

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Seahouses Lifeboat – Death of Station Chair.

It is with deep regret and sadness, that we announce the death of our Station Chairman, Mr John Hanvey (Senior), aged 82yr. John passed away peacefully last night, Saturday 10th December 2016, following a prolonged illness. John joined the crew in 1949, and has served in various roles until his death. He had been Lifeboat Crew, then Deputy Launch Authority and Station Chairman. He was totally dedicated to the RNLI and to this Lifeboat Station, serving for an amazing 67 years.

He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, son John (our coxswain/mechanic), wife Andreena, and grand children Fraser and Emily.                                                            Ian Clayton, Lifeboat Operations Manager

Exmouth RNLI to receive new inshore lifeboat in the New Year

PR281116 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launching on service in June 2014 (credit Chris Sims)

PR021216 George Bearman in uniform (supplied by granddaughter, Pauline Smith)

Exmouth lifeboat station will be receiving a new D class lifeboat on 12 January at 11am as George Bearman reaches the end of her 10-year operational life.

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The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of Air Ambulance operations in the UK, has welcomed today’s announcement from UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP which sees an allocation of £10.8 million for the air ambulance community from the LIBOR (Bank Fines) Fund.

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At 15.15hr on Sunday 20th November 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 9.4 metre yacht, disabled approximately ½ mile off Seahouses harbour. The yacht had two crew aboard, and had been on passage from Eyemouth to Blyth, when is suffered engine failure in choppy sea conditions, and an increasing wind.

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HMCS Vancouver begins humanitarian efforts after earthquake in New Zealand

HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) off Australia 2001

November 16, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver is assisting the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14. HMCS Vancouver was in the vicinity of Auckland, NZ, at the time of the earthquake preparing for a goodwill visit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of New Zealand’s Naval Forces with other allied naval forces.

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