RNLI New Brighton & RNLI Hoylake rescue lone sailor in dangerous conditions

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RNLI Hoylake’s Mersey Class lifeboat Lady fo Hilbre towing catamaran down the R. Mersey to mooring

Author: Bob Warwick – New Brighton & Steve Armitage – Hoylake

At 1728 on Saturday 25th of August, Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of lifeboats from Hoylake and New Brighton to assist a single handed yachtsman who had got into difficulty in the approaches to the River Mersey.

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Fast, effective and waterless boat cleaning from Showroom Shine

 

Showroom Shine from Greased Lightning is the UK’s highest selling waterless wash with over 1.5 million bottles sold, offering superior cleaning without the fuss of a bucket and sponge- saving time, water and money. Despite being engineered for the automotive market, demand withint the boating world had been unprecedented, and we want to spread the word.

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Build your own Computer, Fifth Edition

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The very successful format remains for the fifth edition of this easy to read guide to building a computer. The fast moving nature of the information technology industry makes regular revisions of this work essential but the basics remain unchanged.

The authors start by asking the obvious question of, “Why build a computer yourself?”

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Greenwich Meridian Departure – The #Expedition #adventure #travel book excerpt 12

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Greenwich Timeball

July 12, 1994. The Royal Observatory.Greenwich

White expedition tee shirts fluttering in the breeze, Steve and I stood straddling our bicycles, front tires resting on a two-inch strip of brass embedded in the ancient cobblestones. Above us, fixed atop a spike like a giant cocktail cherry, a large crimson ball would drop at precisely 13:00 hours, as it first had in 1883 for ships on the River Thames to set their chronometers by. Our great journey was about to begin.

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Sunderland RNLI rescues fisherman after boat suffers engine failure

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25/08/2012

* Author: Paul Nicholson

Sunderland RNLI rescues fisherman after boat suffers engine failure

Lifeboat volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Station scrambled into action for the seventieth time in 2012 early this evening (Saturday 25 August) to assist the solo fisherman, after his boat suffered engine failure next to Corporation Quay.

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Ballycotton lifeboat launched to fishing vessel taking in water

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A pan pan was issued today, Thursday, 23 August, by a 32 foot fishing vessel 6 miles south of Cork Harbour. The Irish registered vessel with two persons on board was taking in water and requested assistance. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch. The Cork Harbour pilot boat, Failte, stood by the fishing vessel until the RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, arrived on scene. Two lifeboat crew members were placed aboard the vessel with a salvage pump. The water intake was brought under control and the fishing vessel was towed into Crosshaven in Cork Harbour.

Bláthnaid Lane Walsh
Press Officer
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat station

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U.S. Coast Guard Accepts General Dynamics-built Rescue 21 Search and Rescue System for Sector Buffalo

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Rescue 21 saves lives and property by increasing the speed and accuracy of maritime search and rescue operations, improving Coast Guard effectiveness in response to maritime security and environmental threats.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday formally accepted the General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Rescue 21 search and rescue communications system now serving Sector Buffalo, in New York. The Sector responds to more than 1,000 search and rescue cases annually.

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