USNS Seay Assists Distressed Vessel at Sea

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Seay Assists Distressed Vessel at Sea View post tag: Assists View post tag: Distressed View post tag: USNS View post tag: Defence View post tag: Seaycenter_img Mariners aboard USNS Seay (T-AKR 302) rendered assistance to a commercial vessel in distress while underway in the Indian Ocean, June 25. Raptor, a 49-foot, Australian-flagged catamaran, radioed Seay, a Navy ship assigned to Diego Garcia-based Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two, indicating they had five crew members aboard of various nationalities, and that all were in good health and spirits. Raptor’s crew said the vessel experienced trouble with its sails June 20 before its engines failed. Capt. Bruce Kreger, Seay’s civilian master, immediately ordered Seay to change course and render assistance.“The crew of Raptor seemed anxious to effect repairs and get back on their voyage,” said Kreger.After consulting with British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia customs and police, Seay towed the stricken vessel to Diego Garcia.“It took about 20 hours to complete the tow but safety of the vessels was our primary objective,” Kreger said.Approximately three nautical miles from Diego Garcia lagoon, a small craft assigned to Diego Garcia’s port operations met the catamaran and towed it safely to the pier. Raptor is scheduled to undergo repairs at Diego Garcia.Seay is one of 12 Navy ships assigned to MSC’s Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron 2, which ensures the readiness of Navy prepositioning ships in the Pacific. These ships carry afloat prepositioned cargo for various U.S. military services. The squadron’s mission is to transport vital equipment and supplies to a designated area of operations in support of combatant commanders worldwide.Military Sealift Command operates approximately 110 noncombatant, U.S. merchant mariner-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.[mappress]Press Release, June 28, 2013 View post tag: vessel Share this article June 28, 2013 View post tag: Navy USNS Seay Assists Distressed Vessel at Sea View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star playing catch for first time since Tommy John surgery

first_imgShohei Ohtani with a couple of light tosses for the first time since Tommy John surgery. #LAASpring— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) March 8, 2019″We’re taking it day to day,” manager Brad Ausmus told reporters before the session (via “Make sure he feels all right. Very light throwing today — short, in terms of distance. In terms of quantity, 60-70 tosses. I’d probably call it tosses, more than throws.”Ohtani won’t pitch until 2020, and obviously has a ways to go before he even takes the mound in a simulated game. But Friday was a positive step for the 24-year-old hurler, who posted a 4-2 mark with a 3.31 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in his first MLB season last year.The Angels are hoping Ohtani can return to the lineup as a designated hitter some time in May. At the plate, Ohtani hit 22 home runs and slashed .285/.361/.564 en route to winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award. Shohei Ohtani is throwing again.The Angels phenom played catch in spring training Friday, the first time he’s thrown the ball since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. According to, these were “very soft tosses,” 50 throws at distances of 20 to 40 feet and 10 shorter throws cooling down.last_img read more

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control celebrates empty kennel due to increase in adoptions

first_imgAn animal shelter in Palm Beach County is completely empty due to an increase in adoptions!Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control posted a video on Facebook  showing the staff cheering for all of the animals. The shelter houses animals who are emergency surrenders of cruelty and cases of domestic violence.The shelter still has animals up for adoption in their main kennel.For more information on Palm Beach County County Animal Care and Control, click here.last_img

Record Number Of Beaches Cleaned Of Debris During Annual Sweep

first_imgWhen Clean Action Ocean began its annual beach Sweep in 1985, only 75 people participated. Last weekend thousands came to help clear tons of debris from 75 sites.During the group’s 27th Annual Spring Beach Sweep along the Jersey Shore volunteers removed and catalogued each piece of debris to document ongoing pollution issues. Robust crowds were reported up and down the coast.More than 1,200 volunteers attended the event in Sandy Hook and collected 8,705 pieces of plastic, 8,384 pieces of foam, 7,527 food wrappers, and 6,665 plastic caps and lids. Volunteers also picked up 94 six-pack holders, 141 shotgun shells, 45 shoes, and 564 plastic utensils. Dog tags, lottery tickets, a solar panel, plastic strawberries and hair rollers were also collected.“Human trash is now found on every shoreline in the world and throughout the global ocean,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the organization. “Human trash not only makes beaches ugly, it maims and kills marine life. We must do more to reduce plastic pollution and Beach Sweeps are one way citizens can help and their response is inspiring… People love the beach and ocean and are proud of the real Jersey Shore.”The data collected will be combined with data collected during the Fall Beach Sweep in October, and then analyzed and presented in an annual report. These annual reports identify pollution problems, educate citizens on the types and quantities of debris, aid legislators in passing and enforcing laws to protect the marine environment, and contribute to local and international efforts to combat marine pollution. Clean Ocean Action released the 2011 Annual Beach Sweep last week (available at“The Beach Sweeps helps to raise public awareness about how debris enters the marine environment, as well as the types, quantities, and sources of marine debris,” said Tavia Danch, Clean Action Ocean’s education coordinator for pollution prevention.“Volunteers are encouraged to make the connection between what they are removing from the beach and their everyday decisions, such as the consumerism of single-use plastics. Volunteers learned, first- hand, the negative impacts of single-use plastics on the coastal environment, in addition to the small changes they can make in their everyday lives to prevent pollution,” added Danch.To learn more about the Beach Sweeps and Clean Ocean Action, call 732-872-0111 or visit read more

Rebels squeak out win in Game one of KIJHL Final

first_imgIn the second the Knights kept on coming, out shooting the Rebels 16-4 but it was Travis Wellman scoring his seventh of the playoffs evening the game at 1-1 with a goal late in the frame.The goal inspired the home side, which came on flying in the third.Not only did the Rebels own most of the play with a 11-5 shot advantage, but the home team got the winner by Diego Bartlett early in the final period.Jordan Gluck backstopped the Rebels the rest of the way to secure the win.North Okanagan out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.ICE CHIPS: The game attracted only 446 fans to the Castlegar Arena Complex for the league final. . . . The KIJHL used the NHL style two-referee system for the contest with Mike Paige and T. Hawthorne calling the game. . . .Castlegar last played a week ago in Golden while the Knights had to go seven games before ousting Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in Armstrong. The Castlegar Rebels shook off a little rust to steal a 2-1 victory over the North Okanagan Knights in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Tuesday night in the Sunflower City.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday back in Castlegar before the series shifts to Armstrong for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.Despite being well rested after putting away the Golden Rockets six days ago, it was the visiting Knights scoring first on the power play when Mac Ferner beat Jordan Gluck shortside to open the scoring.last_img read more


first_imgToday is the last day for nominations for the vacant Donegal manager’s job with Rory Gallagher still many people’s favourite to take the job.Rory GallagherThe Fermanagh man, who was formerly Jim McGuinness’ number two, is remaining tight-lipped about his chances on getting the job.His Kilcar side surprisingly crashed out of the club championship last week despite being many people’s tip for glory. Alongside Gallagher, another candidate in the frame Donegal man Paddy Carr.Now based in Louth, he is currently at the Burren Club but also led Kilmacud Crokes to club success in Dublin.Both Declan Bonner and Martin McHugh have said they are not interested in the post but it is still not know if there is any other outside interest.Gallagher would still appear to be favourite to take over where McGuinness left off. It is expected that the Donegal County Board will begin interviewing immediately and could appoint a new manager before the end of the month. GALLAGHER STILL FAVOURITE FOR DONEGAL POST AS NOMINATIONS CLOSE TODAY was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessRory Gallagherlast_img read more

Veterinary practice to be reinstated in Letterkenny

first_imgWork is underway to reinstate a veterinary practice in Letterkenny a week after the sudden closure of the Donegal Animal Hospital.The local farming community was left without access to vital services after the hospital was closed by Independent Vetcare (IVC) last week.The Tirconaill Tribune today reports that an announcement of the commencement of veterinary services in Letterkenny is expected is to made known next week. The farming community with herd numbers and originally served by International Vetcare have been contacted by the company this week advising them to make alternative arrangements for the completion of their bovine TB schedules. Meanwhile, the recently established ‘Mulroy Veterinary’ practice has announced ambitious new plans to expand to other areas of Donegal with immediate effect.The practice is based at Glenkeen, near the Milford mart and with five vets now employed they are expanding into other parts of Donegal including the Finn Valley.The lead vets in ‘Mulroy Veterinary’ are Stirling Manson and  Ciaran Marley and they have a 24 hour emergency service up and running.   Veterinary practice to be reinstated in Letterkenny was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:Donegal Animal Hospitallast_img read more

How ready is Garoppolo for 49ers offseason program?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – How does Jimmy look? Is he back? Any limp? Knee all good? So, Super Bowl a possibility?The start of the 49ers offseason program begs questions linked to their 2019 fate: quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s comeback from knee reconstruction.Teammates reconvene Monday for roughly two months of offseason conditioning, practicing, programming and bonding – voluntarily, of course, until a June 11-13 minicamp. …last_img read more

NBA Finals food deal: How to score a free Chipotle burrito

first_imgTo celebrate the NBA Finals, Chipotle has announced it will give away $1 million worth of free burritos.Want to score one? You’ll need to listen closely during the basketball games and keep your smartphone at hand.Here’s the deal: Every time one of the official broadcast announcers — the principal play-by-play announcer, color commentator or sideline reporter — mentions the word “free” during the games, Chipotle will Tweet a code good for one free entree.But you’ll have to be as quick to …last_img read more

Budget 2017 infographic: Where does the money come from? How will it be spent?

first_imgThe lion’s share of South Africa’s 2017 Budget will be spent on basic education – some R243-billion, or around 15.5% of total spending. But where does the money come from? And what are the government’s other spending priorities? Our handy infographic explains.The main sources of money the government spends are taxes and levies.Tough economic conditions have reduced the amount of taxes that will be collected in 2017/18.In order to sustain its spending priorities, the government has proposed raising additional tax revenue mainly from personal income tax and dividend withholding tax. As a result, some, R1.3-trillion is expected to be collected in 2017/18.Here’s a quick overview of where the money comes from, and how it will be spent.Click the image to enlarge.Words: Mary AlexanderDesign: Jae BritsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more