The Lizard RNLI launch to channel collision

The Lizard new boathouse

Date: 18/03/2009

Author: Clare Julier The Lizard Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: The Lizard 001 2009

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was launched at lunchtime today, Wednesday 18 March 2009) to assist a French yacht, feared sinking following a collision with a merchant vessel. Fortunately the incident was not as critical as first thought and the lifeboat was soon stood down.

The two man crew of the yacht had recently picked up the newly purchased vessel from Falmouth and were on passage to France when the collision occurred in very thick fog 15 nautical miles south east of Lizard Point.

Hastings lifeboat rescues sick crewman


Date: 18/03/2009

Author: Clive Mayhew, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Hastings 001 2009

Hastings RNLI lifeboat was called out on Monday (16th March) for the second time in a week to evacuate a sick seaman.

The lifeboat launched after Dover Coastguard had received reports from the car-transporter ‘City of Rome’ that they had a crewman on board who had fallen ill. It was agreed that the Hastings lifeboat would rendezvous with the ship and the two boats eventually met over 10 miles off Hastings.

3 Iraqi Ministers to Speak at the 3rd Iraq Aviation and Defense Summit This April


Washington, DC – March 19, 2009 — IADS officials confirmed today that Shirwan Al-Waili, Minister of State for National Security, Akram Hakim, Minister of State for National Dialogue and Burhan Sofi, KRG Minister of Transport to speak
at the 3rd IADS to be held April 1-2 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in McLean, VA just outside Washington, DC area.

SuperJet International selects Lufthansa Technik Logistik as global


SuperJet International – the regional jet marketing, customization, and support company for the Sukhoi
Superjet 100 regional aircraft, has selected Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH (LTL) as the exclusive global
logistic provider to manage the Sukhoi Superjet 100 spares distribution centres worldwide.
The new partnership will take advantage of Lufthansa Technik Logistik’s facilities based at Frankfurt
International Airport, equipped with a brand new fully automated warehouse, as well as LTL existing
worldwide network. As for several major customers worldwide, LTL already has significant experience in the
management of services for Russian airlines. Sören Stark, Managing Director of LTL states: “SuperJet
International is highly committed to offer premium after sales services for operators worldwide. By selecting
LTL as the global logistic provider, SJI consequently pursues its customer orientation and guarantees firstclass
material supply. We are convinced that SuperJet International and its customers will benefit from LTL’s
industry leadership in MRO logistics.”

Air Botswana Takes Delivery of its First ATR 72-500


National-flag carrier Air Botswana today took delivery of its first new ATR 72-500, in accordance with a deal for two ATR 72-500s inked last year and valued at some US $ 37 million. With its new ATR 72-500s, configured with 68-seats and equipped with the “Elegance Cabin” and In-Flight Entertainment, Air Botswana will be able to respond to the growth of the air transport demand in the country by increasing the passenger capacity of its current fleet of 3 ATR 42-500s. In addition, the airline will fly its new ATR turboprops in routes previously operated by regional jets that become unprofitable.

Troon RNLI lifeboats rescue two young people


Date: 17/03/2009

Author: Peter Simcock, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Troon 17032009
Troon RNLI ILB and ALB lifeboat (Alastair Mulhearn)

Troon RNLI Lifeboat crew were instrumental in the rescue of two young people in distress at Irvine harbour tonight (Friday 17 March 2009).

The RNLI Lifeboat crew were paged at 9.30pm to go to the aid of two young people in distress in the vicinity of Irvine harbour. Both of Troon RNLI Lifeboats were requested to launch by Clyde Coastguard and attend the incident.

Burnham RNLI lifeboat launches to assist stranded dinghy


Date: 17/03/2009

Author: Mike Lang, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Burnham-on-Sea 015 2009

The two occupants of an outboard powered inflatable dinghy ran aground a mud bank on a falling tide, at midday, upstream of Combwich in the River Parrett.

Local Auxiliary Coastguards investigated and deduced that the pair were adequately equipped with food, water and spare clothing, and hence not in immediate danger.

Two men rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

TynemouthD Class

Date: 17/03/2009

Author: Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Tynemouth 011 2009

Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched today to rescue two men in a drifting fishing boat.

Two men aboard an 18-foot fishing boat called Humber Coastguard for help after their engine failed, leaving them drifting perilously close to rocks near King Edward’s Bay, Tynemouth.

New £2.7M Tamar class RNLI lifeboat today arrives in Angle


Angle’s new RNLI lifeboat arriving on station today.

image courtesy of Martin Caveney

Date: 17/03/2009

Author: Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager

Reference: West 028 2009

A dream was realised for the RNLI crew at Angle this afternoon, when the station’s modern new Tamar class lifeboat arrived at its new home. The RNLI’s most technologically advanced lifeboat will reach casualties faster and help the volunteer crew save even more lives at sea. It will be officially placed on service once the crew have completed an intensive training programme.

The arrival of the Tamar is the culmination of three years of fundraising, which RNLI supporters began so effectively at grass-roots level in Birmingham and Pembrokeshire following an appeal launched in 2006. A £1.6M donation from the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, a branch of the Freemasons, completed the task to foot the bill of the £2.7M lifeboat*. The significant windfall will give the donor the right to name the lifeboat, which will be called Mark Mason, during a dedication ceremony this summer.

For Sale — ”Vorokki” (ex. ”Rhein I”, ”Ramses-I”)


Europa II open push barge for sheltered waters

Finnish Maritime Administration, Inland Waterways II including Saimaa Canal and Viborg. Built to Polish Register of Shippings regulations for +K3L3 and Germanischer Lloyd + NSI requirements.
Equipment: Hydraulic anchor winch with twin anchors, twin fixed floodlights on fore deck. Hydraulic mooring winches in aft.