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

The Best Of Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2016 [Gallery]

first_img[Béla Fleck & The Flecktones][Infamous Stringdusters][Punch Brothers][Sam Bush w/ Greensky Bluegrass][The Lil’ Smokies][Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Leftover Salmon’s Vince Hermann][Sam Bush Band w/ Del McCoury][Greensky Bluegrass][Infamous Stringdusters w/ Nicki Bluhm]Full Gallery: This weekend, bluegrass fans from all over flocked to one of the most breathtaking sites in the country, Telluride, for four days of magical music nestled amongst the scenic Colorado Rocky Mountains. The annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, now running for more than 40 years strong, drew bluegrass favorites and beyond such as Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, Ryan Adams, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Infamous Stringdusters with Nicki Bluhm, the Punch Brothers and more for a monumental weekend of laid-back vibes and fervent boogieing.Here are some of our favorite moments of the festival, with a full gallery at the bottom (by ontheDL Photography).[Del McCoury Band] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Sterling at the double as Man City hit Saints for six

first_imgAgain, Sterling was heavily involved, accepting Bernardo Silva’s pass and putting in a cross that was a little too high for Sane but arrived for David Silva, who volleyed in at the far post.Southampton manager Mark Hughes, whose future has been the subject of increasing speculation following a run that has now seen him win just four of his 19 league games in charge, reacted furiously to yet more appalling defending from his side.“We were poor in that opening period, you have to be resolute to keep back an outstanding City team,” said Hughes. “We were a bit lightweight and didn’t deal with one-on-one situations.”Southampton did, however, pull a goal back after half an hour, becoming the first English team to score against City since Newcastle at the Etihad at the start of September.It was a rare mistake from goalkeeper Ederson that led to the Saints goal, the Brazilian diving unnecessarily at the feet of Danny Ings and tripping the forward, who convincingly shot home the penalty.However there was never a hint that Southampton might be able to launch anything resembling a fightback and City ended the half as they had begun it — by scoring.David Silva’s through ball appeared to be going out of play but Aguero showed impressive persistence to chase and pull it back for Sterling who, first miskicked but then shot past Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from six yards.Southampton improved at the start of the second half, with James Ward-Prowse and Ings — via wicked deflection off Fernandinho — forcing Ederson to make fine stops. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Raheem Sterling scored twice fresh from agreeing a new five-year contract with Manchester City as the champions swept aside Southampton 6-1 on Sunday to return to the top of the Premier League table.Sergio Aguero, with his 150th league goal, David Silva and Leroy Sane were also on the mark as Pep Guardiola’s side continued their unbeaten start to their title defence.“We played excellent, without and especially with the ball,” Guardiola told the BBC as he insisted there was more to come from England international Sterling.“He is more mature now than he was when we first met at the club…He is 23 and he can be a better player.”Southampton had the minor consolation of becoming the first team in 630 minutes to score against City but the leaders’ form is ominous for the rest of the division.City are scoring at a marginally faster rate than they did while racking up a record 106 goals last season, and they made a devastating start at the Etihad that finished the game as a contest within 18 minutes of kick-off.Five minutes had gone when Aguero orchestrated an attack on the edge of the Southampton area, David Siva then moving the ball on to the overlapping Sane, whose cross was turned into his own goal by Saints’ Wesley Hoedt.It took a further six minutes for City to double the lead, Bernardo Silva setting free Sterling on the right and the England forward selflessly squaring for Aguero to hammer in from close range. – Landmark goal –It was the Argentine’s 150th league goal for City, a landmark that moved him level with Michael Owen in eighth place on the Premier League’s all-time goalscoring list.It appeared City were capable of scoring almost at will and a slick move saw them make it three in the 18th minute.center_img But City continued to threaten, and Sane almost made it five with a vicious left-foot shot from the edge of the area that struck the bar just after the hour.Sterling did in the 67th minute when he latched onto Aguero’s perfectly-weighted pass to score his second goal of the afternoon.Sane completed an impressive individual and team display in stoppage time when he steered in a left-foot shot from 18 yards following another assist from Sterling.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

President Trump Fact-Checks FOX News’ Chris Wallace

first_imgPresident Trump sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and challenged him on everything, including the fact he is losing in the polls. Trump says, “I’m not losing.”The President said he is optimistic about his prospects of reelection in November despite the recent polls that show Biden with a commanding lead.When Wallace mentioned a Fox News poll showing the president trailing Biden by eight points, Trump dismissed it as irrelevant. “I’m not losing, because those are fake polls.They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake,” Trump said. “I have other polls that put me leading, and we have polls where I’m leading. I have a poll where we’re leading in every swing state.”Trump not going to loseTrump challenged Wallace to interview Joe Biden, who he says his “shot mentally.”Biden mommy mommyChris Wallace also falsely claimed that the U.S. has one of the highest mortality rates…Trump challenged him.{mortality rate}Trump also made the astounding claim that in two weeks’ time, he will sign a new healthcare plan.last_img read more