Shannon coast guard rescues injured fisherman

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Print The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has evacuated a seriously injured crewman from a large Russian fishing vessel approximately 140 nautical miles West of Kerry Head.The operation, which occurred yesterday evening, was coordinated by the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Valentia Island and supported by the Naval ship LÉ Róisín. Crew members from the LÉ Róisín went  on board the vessel and assisted with casualty evacuation. Communication support and back up, known as Top Cover, was provided by a second Coast Guard helicopter, the Waterford based R117.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Weather conditions in the area for helicopter operations were difficult, bordering on marginal for such operations with a strong West South West swell and winds gusting in excess of 35mph.The helicopter then routed to University Hospital Limerick, following an essential fuel stopover at Kerry airport.This is the second operation in recent weeks where the LÉ Róisín assisted the Coast Guard in an operation at sea. Coast Guard helicopters are capable of operating out to 200 miles and operations of this nature are indicative of the professionalism of the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue crews. The Coast Guard complimented  the crew of the LÉ Róisín for their efficiency in operating a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) in difficult conditions and for getting crew members onto the fishing vessel. Facebook TAGSShannon coast guard Email NewsLocal NewsShannon coast guard rescues injured fishermanBy Editor – February 22, 2017 1033 Previous articleMichel Déon talk at Pery SquareNext articleLimerick U/21 Football panel confirmed Editorlast_img read more

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Platte River Bank Repair Contract Awarded

first_imgImage source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District awarded a $1.68 million construction contract to Midwest Construction Company, Inc., on January 3 for the repair of approximately 300 feet of the right bank of the Platte River, approximately 1.25 river miles from the confluence of the Platte and the Missouri River.At this location, the entire depth of riverbank has washed away, thereby allowing significant volumes of water to prematurely exit the channel and begin to establish a new path to the Missouri River south of its historic path, said USACE.“The intent of this repair is to restore a single, reliable confluence for the Platte and Missouri Rivers that can efficiently merge flows from both systems and to retain its self-clearing ability to avoid adverse impacts to the Missouri River navigation channel,” said Dave Sobczyk, USACE Operations Project Manager for the Omaha-District Missouri River Project Office.The bank will be reconstructed to match its pre-flood elevations and although not intended to provide flood protection, large rock is being incorporated in the repair to prevent the bank from washing out again during submergence from future flood events.According to USACE, the terms of the contact require that initial bank closure be complete in mid-February 2020, and the remainder of the repair substantially complete in early March 2020.last_img read more

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Mourinho’s United Looking to Improve on Worst League Start at Everton

first_imgManchester United will be looking to improve on their worst ever start to a Premier League season when they visit Everton today.Jose Mourinho’s men have taken just 20 points from their 13 matches and have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches.The United boss will be back in the dugout after missing the midweek victory over West Ham in the EFL Cup after a one-match ban from the FA and is expecting a tough game against the Toffees. “I managed against Martinez’s Everton, Moyes’ Everton and it is always difficult,” Mourinho told a pre-match press conference.“It is always beautiful with a great crowd and a great stadium. I had so many great matches there. Some I lost, some I won, but always a great match. The way United is playing, combined with the way Everton always try to play means it should be a very good match.”Confidence could be an issue in the Everton camp considering they’ve only won one of their last nine games in all competitions. However, they are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games at Goodison Park, winning five of those.United captain Wayne Rooney will be suspended for today’s game against his boyhood club after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the midweek EFL Cup win over West Ham.Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are back in contention after serving one-game bans of their own, but Luke Shaw is a doubt with an unspecified injury, while Eric Bailly (knee) and Chris Smalling (toe) remain absent.Ronald Koeman says he will face a tough decision when it comes to choosing his team with everyone but long-term absentee Muhamed Besic available for selection.Everton have lost four of their last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions (W1), with the most recent of those defeats coming in the FA Cup semi-final last season.Manchester United have won at Goodison Park on 15 occasions in the Premier League; at no other away venue have they won more often in competition history.Romelu Lukaku has played for Everton on six occasions in the league against Manchester United without scoring; his most against one team without finding the net for the Toffees.No duo has created more chances for each other in the Premier League this season than Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (16).Everton have outrun their opponents on just one occasion this season (vs Swansea); a league-low.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Zambia name AFCON squad

first_imgZambia coach Herve Renard has named his 24-man squad as the team get their Africa Cup of Nations title defence up and running in the beginning of September.Chipolopolo defied the odds in January this year to edge pre-tournament favourites Ivory Coast in the final, earning the African minnows their first ever AFCON title.The Zambians will now begin their title defence at home against Uganda in the first-leg of qualifying on September 8, followed by an away tie in Kampala on the weekend of October 12.Chris Kaunda retains the captain’s armband, while FC Utrecht striker Jacob Mulenga, Israeli based midfielder William Njobvu, FC Porto left back Emmanuel Mbola and reported Queens Park Rangers target Emmanuel Mayuka were all called up.“We are fully aware of the significance of this fixture,” Football Association of Zambia communications manager Erick Mwanza told SuperSport.“Our stated policy on preparing the Chipolopolo for competition matches is clear and has been very successful over the years. “The President of FAZ Kalusha Bwalya has repeatedly emphasised Football House commitment to giving he team the best possible preparations so that we can maintain the highest levels of competition.“We will be well prepared and ready for both games in Ndola and Kampala because our target is to go to South Africa for the defence of our crown.”Zambia squad:Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, RSA), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos, Zambia), Danny Munyau (Red Arrows, Zambia), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, RSA), Emmanuel Mbola (FC Porto, Portugal), Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, RSA), Stoppila Sunzu (TP Mazembe, DRC), Hichani Himonde (TP Mazembe, DRC), Lawrence Phiri (FC Progresso, Angola), Chintu Kampamba (Bidvest Wits, RSA), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe, DRC), William Njobvu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Thomas Nyirenda (Power Dynamos, Zambia), Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars, RSA), Isaac Chansa (Henan Jienye, China), Chisamba Lungu (FC Urals, Russia), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, DRC), Felix Katongo (Primero Agosto, Angola), Francis Kasonde (TP Mazembe, DRC), Chris Katongo (Henan Jienye, China), Jonas Sakuwaha (El Merreikh, Sudan), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), James Chamanga (Dalian Shide, China), Emmanuel Mayuka (Young Boys, Switzerland).last_img read more

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