ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUES STRANDED FISHERMAN

first_imgThe crew of the RNLI Arranmore Lifeboat were called out today at 3.30pm to assist a fisherman involved in an accident on board a 12 meter fishing boat from Greencastle. The accident happened 12 miles N.W off Tory island.The Coast Guards at Malin Head also alerted the Coast Guard helicopter from Sligo to assist in the evacuation of the injured fisherman who is in his mid 40’s. Coxswain of the Arranmore Lifeboat, Anton Kavanagh said that the transfer of the casualty went smoothly as the weather was good and the lifeboat had no problems manoeuvring alongside the fishing boat. The casualty was transferred from his boat to the care of the lifeboat crew and taken to Burtonport where he was transferred to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance. This is the 4th time in 5 days that the lifeboat has been called out to render assistance. Two of the calls were medical evacuations from Arranmore who were transferred to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance.At the weekend the lifeboat was called to search for a missing swimmer off Portnoo, fortunately the swimmer was located by the Coast Guard helicopter and the lifeboat returned to Arranmore.  ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUES STRANDED FISHERMAN was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Astronomers spot first ring around a distant dwarf planet

first_img Astronomers spot first ring around a distant dwarf planet IAA-CSIC/UHU By Sid PerkinsOct. 11, 2017 , 1:00 PMcenter_img Astronomers have spotted a planetary ring in the outer reaches of our solar system. Or perhaps dwarf planetary ring would be more precise, as the narrow cloud of debris circles the roughly Greenland-sized Haumea, which orbits the sun beyond Neptune. The find comes thanks to a minieclipse that occurred when the dwarf planet (artist’s concept, above) passed in front of a distant star, allowing Earth-bound telescopes to measure it in unprecedented detail. In addition to the ring, the observations reveal that Haumea either has no atmosphere or one that exerts a surface pressure less than 50 billionths of Earth’s atmosphere as measured at sea level, the researchers report today in Nature. The scientists were also able to better estimate Haumea’s size and shape, which is somewhat akin to a squished rugby ball about 2322 kilometers long. That’s about 20% longer than previous observations suggested, lowering the dwarf planet’s density to about 1885 kilograms per cubic meter (about the same as Pluto) and its albedo, or light-reflecting ability, to about 51%. At 70 kilometers wide, Haumea’s ring is puny compared with those that circle Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, but the find suggests that rings around asteroids and dwarf planets may be more common than previously believed.last_img read more

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