It’s not too late to do your bit for Sport Relief

Over a million people took to the streets on Sunday 25 March to run a mile for Sport Relief, but it’s not too late to do your bit, as in just a month’s time you can take part in the first ever swimming mile for Sport Relief too!

Raising money for Sport Relief – Simply sign up to take part in the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief, taking place at 650 pools across the country from 27 to 29 April as part of the Swimathon Weekend. It’s your chance to do something amazing by raising funds for projects across the world’s poorest countries. The money you raise could provide swimming lessons to children in Bangladesh where 50 children die every day during the monsoon season. Read more on the Swimming.org website…

Sign up for the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief as part of the It’s part of the Swimathon weekend which starts on 27th April 2012…

Bangladesh Sport Relief video on Youtube highlights the problem

Fifty children a day die due to drowning in Bangladesh. Help support a project which teaches children to swim, a valuable skill that saves lives. The money you donate to support Sport Relief will help people living unimaginably tough lives, both on your doorstep in the UK, and across the world’s poorest countries. Watch the Bangladesh Sport Relief video on Youtube… 

Seagate/Timor Stream collision: MAIB team deployed

MAIB inspectors have been deployed to the Dominican Republic following a collision between the UK-flagged general cargo vessel Seagate, and the Liberian flagged refrigerated cargo vessel Timor Stream. The collision happened early in the morning of Saturday 10 March, approximately 25miles North of the Dominican Republic. Read more on the MAIB website…

Two British men rescued from Icelandic glacier after contacting UK Coastguard

At nine minutes past midnight on 8 February 2012, Solent Coastguard was contacted by a man reporting that his son and friend were experiencing difficulties on their expedition in Iceland. The father reported that the two young men had experienced damage to their tent and were expecting more bad weather. They were equipped with a satellite phone. Solent Coastguard passed the information to Falmouth Coastguard who has an International liaison role. Information was passed to our Coastguard colleagues in MRCC Reykjavik who initiated local rescue teams who were able to go and recover the two men from their glacier expedition across Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. Andy Condy, from Falmouth Coastguard said:
“We are pleased that we could assist in the rescue of these two British men from their situation. People, who are considering this type of expedition, should avail themselves with contact details of emergency services in the country they are exploring”. Read the report on the MCA website…