General Dynamics NASSCO to Build Two Container Ships for Matson


SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it has signed a contract with Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), for the design and construction of two Kanaloa Class liquefied natural gas (LNG)-capable containerships with roll-on, roll-off capability.

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A team of specialist BAE Systems communications engineers has won a two-year contract extension worth £2 million to support the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) radio communications infrastructure. The contract extends the existing 25-year partnership into 2018.

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Exmouth RNLI (PR250816 Both lifeboats in river search)

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PR250816 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn recovered to Exmouth lifeboat station.

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George Bearman launching on a shout during recent Exmouth Open Day

At lunchtime on 24 August, inshore lifeboat George Bearman and Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn were tasked by the Coastguard to search the river Exe for a possible missing person.

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Transocean Winner refloated and under tow; NTSB experts recover data from El Faro VDR

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Transocean Winner refloated and under tow
August 24, 2016 — The U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency reports that the drilling rig Transocean Winner that ran aground in bad weather on the Isle of Lewis nearly two weeks ago has been successfully refloated and stabilized and is now under tow to safer waters.

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Ready, Set, Go! 2016 Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino


Fifty-six teams assemble for the 2016 Melges 20 Worlds, all prepped and ready for four days of intense competition
Scarlino, Italy – The wait for the International Melges 20 fleet is over and tomorrow, the trigger on the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship taking place at Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino will be pulled.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers celebrate Open Day success

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PR230816-1 Crew wives and girlfriends at their Jazzy Jar stall

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PR230816-2 Young visitors in inshore lifeboat George Bearman

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PR230816-3 Young visitor meets RNLI mascot Stormy Stan

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PR230816-4 Inshore lifeboat shout to assist yacht in difficulty

Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

On 21 August, the station’s volunteers opened the doors to their boathouse to welcome supporters visiting their Open Day. The total raised was just under £1,000 with donations still coming in. The event was well attended with the charity’s shop volunteers experiencing one of their busiest days.

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Seahouses Lifeboat called to Ski Accident on 23/08/16



At 19.08hr on Tuesday 23rd August 2016, both Seahouses Lifeboats were at sea on exercise off Seahouses, when Humber Coastguard tasked the Inshore Lifeboat to an incident at Budle Bay, north of Bamburgh. There had been a jet ski accident and a 9yr old female had suffered a suspected fractured femur. The casualty’s exact location was not exactly clear when the initial report was received.

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