Rosslare RNLI lifeboat tows damaged yacht to harbour after collision with Tall Ship off Wexford

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Date: 29/06/2011

Author: Dave Maloney, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Rosslare RNLI lifeboat was launched in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 29 June 2011) to go to the aid of a 40 ft yacht that was badly damaged following a collision with a three masted 100 ft Norwegian Tall Ship ten miles south east of Rosslare Harbour.

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RNLI statement – UK public sector strike action

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(Police attempt to prevent UK Uncut activists from occupying Fortnum and Mason in March. The group has said it will take take a day of strikes and co-ordinated action with unions on 30 June. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

Public sector Government employees in alliance with anarchists out wreck Britain

Date: 28/06/2011

Author: Laura Fennimore, Public Relations Officer

Some recent media reports speculating on the possible impact of public sector strike action on the operation of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have confused the respective identities and roles of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard.

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RC44 class head to the Med – 28 June 2011

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Round three of the RC44 Championship Tour and the fleet are heading to the Med following on from the first two events of the season in San Diego, USA and Lake Traunsee, Austria. The class have twice visited Cagliari before making their debut in 2008 and returning in 2009. Located deep in the heart of Cagliari Bay on Sardinia’s beautiful south coast, the venue boasts strong and consistent breezes that are bound to challenge the 15 teams ready to challenge for the RC44 Cagliari Cup.

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Reilly Wins Tiebreaker To Take Audi Melges 20 East Coast Championship At Bacardi

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Newport, R.I. – (2011 June 27) – Congratulations to 2011 Audi Melges 20 East Coast Champion Paul Reilly, from Cedar Lake, Wis. aboard Red Sky. Three intense days of competition and a six light air race series put Reilly out front to win the fleet’s first ever East Coast Championship held in conjunction with Bacardi Newport Sailing Week, hosted by Sail Newport.

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Austal Set for Growth in the Caribbean

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Andrew Bellamy, Austal Chief Executive Officer; the Hon. Philip Kentwell, High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago; the Hon. Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry, Trinidad and Tobago; and Carl Francis, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Trade and Industry, Trinidad and Tobago.

During his visit, Mr Bellamy met with the Trinidad and Tobago Minister for Trade, the Honourable Stephen Cadiz, along with the Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Philip Kentwell.

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Mr. Koji Sekimizu elected as IMO Secretary-General

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Mr. Koji Sekimizu has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2012, for an initial term of four years.

 

The vote took place during the 106th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 27 June to 1 July 2011. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from 21 to 30 November 2011, for approval.

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New FIRE Project News Portal Opens

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A new FIRE Project news portal http://sarn.firetrench.com has opened today, covering Search And Rescue news and associated news topics.

This is part of the 2011 Development Schedule enhancing FIRE Project access for Internet users.

Related Search And rescue information continues to be available at http://sar.firetrench.com together with news archives older than today’s date.

Later this year new databases and otehr applications will become available, expanding coverage of SAR topics.

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