Ballycotton lifeboat responds to a pan pan alert

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Date: 20 October 2012
Location: 1 miles north east of Ballycotton lighthouse, East Cork
Incident: Capsized sailing dingy

A pan pan message was sent out and the Ballycotton lifeboat crew pagers were activated. The alert was for a capsized sailing dingy 1 mile north east of Ballycotton lighthouse with one person on board. The lifeboat crew assembled at the lifeboat station and the Ballycotton lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, was launched.

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THE EXPEDITION wins the 2012 Southern California Book Festival Award!

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2012 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES WINNERS

HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 17, 2012) The story of a man’s amazing journey trying to circle the world using just the power of the human body has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2012 Southern California Book Festival, which honors the best books of the fall.

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Humber and Sunderland RNLI crew member involved in rescue in Iceland

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the crew who were involved in the rescue, from left to right: Stefan Schumacher, RNLI crew member Ben Mitchell and Gerwin Van Sighem.

A Humber and Sunderland RNLI crew member was recently involved in rescuing a yacht that had got into trouble near Reykjavik harbour in Iceland.

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sailracer-logoExtreme 40 – Nice, France
The penultimate ESS Act is under way at this fashionable French resort. Racing on Day 1 was blown off, although generated some great action shots whilst the fleet waited for the final decision – Better conditions forecast. SailRacer is again providing the scoring systems with progressive analysis, allowing you to follow all the results in near real time. More…

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