‘Old lifeguards’ in River Mersey record swim in aid of New Brighton lifeboat station

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Tony Clare and Tony Jones We’ve Made It’ approaching shore at New Brighton after completing first recorded swim of R. Mersey from Crosby (Credit Bob Warwick)

Date: 27/08/2011

Author: Bob Warwick, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

A 36 year dream was realised with the first recorded swim across the River Mersey from Crosby to New Brighton on Friday 26th August by Tony Jones and Tony Clare both ex-RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crewmen with over 60 years service between them.

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YACHT AGROUND IN NEWTON BAY

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At 17.39hr on Sunday 28th August 2011, as the crew were preparing for their annual Lifeboat Fete Fundraising Day, Humber Coastguard informed the Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager that the 19ft yacht “Puddle Duck” was aground in Newton Bay on rocks. The tide was falling and Craster shore based Coastguard Rescue Officers had attended the scene, to assess the situation, and confirm the crew had reached the shore safely in their yacht tender. The yacht was expected to soon be high and dry. After discussion with Seahouses Lifeboat Coxswain, and assessing the tidal information, it was agreed to launch Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat at midnight, and attempt to tow the yacht clear. In the meanwhile, Craster Coastguard Rescue Officers had attended at low tide, and carried out a brief inspection of the vessel, which had some hull damage. With the consent of the yacht owner, it was agreed for the lifeboat to attempt to tow the yacht off once it began to float on the tide.

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Exmar First Semester 2011

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HALF YEAR RESULTS AS PER 30 June 2011
29/08/2011 5.45 p.m.
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HALF YEAR RESULTS AS PER 30 June 2011
29/08/2011 5.45 p.m.
Regulated information
The Board of Directors of EXMAR has drawn up the accounts for the period ending 30th June 2011. This press release also
refers to the one distributed on 28th July 2011 (provisional results).

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Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) Letter to Shareholders from the Chairman and CEO – NAT is Different.

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Hamilton, Bermuda, August 30, 2011

It is time to update you on recent developments in the Company and our industry. As we have stated before, it is at times of difficulty for the industry that NAT in particular improves its position relative to its peers.

We believe that important factors differentiate NAT from other tanker companies. A professional management and board with wide experiences and complementary skill sets, a strong balance sheet, one type and size of ships, low general and administrative costs and accretive growth are among the factors making NAT different.

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Instant access to Dutch quality on the Côte d’Azur

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A select group of Dutch yacht builders and related companies have joined forces in the new
Holland Yacht Experience concept. Their goal is to bring the supreme quality offered by the
Dutch yachting industry to the attention of a broader audience via joint promotion and
representation on the French Côte d’Azur.

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GOR’s Palma Race Village is unveiled

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The Global Ocean Race Village in Palma, Mallorca, for the start of the double-handed Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) was showcased in Palma at a press conference last week. Mike Pidone, Events Co-ordinator and Art Director of the GOR’s Race Village, outlined the busy programme of activities and introduced many of the artists who will perform daily in the village during the build-up to the GOR start on Sunday 25 September. Assisting with the presentation was Tolo Frau, President of GOR’s Commercial Division in Palma, and Javier Bonet, General Director of Tourism at Palma Town Hall, with Damià Vich, Mallorca’s General Director of Sports, and Jorge Martín and Ricardo Recio representing the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands. Representing GOR sailors, local yachtsman, Hugo Ramón, and his New Zealand co-skipper, Conrad Colman of the Palma-based entry, Desafío Mallorca, were also present.

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Vincent Porter Still Leads As The Field Closes

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White Lake, Mich. – Day two of the 2011 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship, hosted by White Lake Yacht Club (WLYC) forged ahead with four more races for a seven races complete. Hanging tough is Vincent Porter on Full Throttle in first place with a four point lead. In second overall and making a nice jump in the overall standings from fourth to second is Sean Fidler’s Ludicrous Speed. Mike Dow on Flying Toaster slipped a notch to third.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 2 – MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO – DAY 18

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Can Gold Coast hold the lead? Can Derry/Londonderry break out of last place?

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RACE 2: MADEIRA TO RIO DE JANEIRO
DAY 18

* Chasing pack closes in on Gold Coast Australia as wind drops off
* Increased shipping keeps crews on their toes
* Inter-watch contest on Visit Finland boosts boat speed

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