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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...

2011-07-05 10:10:00

GULFPORT, Miss., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inland Salvage Inc. (www.inlandsalvage.com) recently completed the wreck removal of the F/V "Sandy Point" clearing the Gulfport Ship Channel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110705/CG30162) Immediately upon being notified by the vessel's owner that Inland Salvage Inc. (ISI) had been appointed as the salvor, ISI responded to the sinking of the 168' fishing vessel "Sandy Point" which collided with the container ship...

2011-05-18 09:30:00

PEORIA, Ill., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV) and Deep Marine Salvage Inc today announced that they have agreed upon their first intended "cluster" of 5 commodity based salvage targets. These targets have been selected from our vast portfolio of shipwrecks lost in northern hemisphere waters. The combined manifested value of these cargos is a minimum of $2 billion at current commodity prices, and consists of platinum, gold, silver, copper...

2011-03-03 09:01:00

PEORIA, Ill., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (Pink Sheets: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Deep Marine Salvage ("DMS"). DMS is comprised of an international team of experienced deep water marine contractors bought together to form Deep Marine Salvage. The entire staff at DMS has been selected because of their previous involvement and extensive experience in salvage and...

2010-12-11 00:01:09

Miami based Admiralty Law Firm settles a longshoreman injury case with FPL and the Port of Miami for a severely injured client. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 Maritime Law Firm, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman PA (LMAW) racked up another great jury award settlement (case no. 08-29760-CA-15) for a severely injured client injured on the job at the Port Of Miami. The verdict is thanks to excellent case preparation, research and the conviction to take the case to trial for the...

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2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...

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2010-05-24 15:17:22

NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers. The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with several government agencies, has developed a next-generation...

2010-02-11 06:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham Life Support-ACR Products today announced the launch of a new subscription-based satellite self test service, 406Link.com, now available to current and new owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs). Available in two service plans, 406Link.com now gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz emergency beacons the ability to send non-distress messages for the first time via text/e-mail to...

2010-01-19 09:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham Life Support today announced the acquisition of SafeLife Systems, a subscription-based satellite self test detection service from PROCON, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress messages via text/e-mail to family and...

2010-01-08 12:34:00

MIAMI, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marine Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MEXP) and joint venture partner Hispaniola Ventures, LLC announce the Dominican Republic has confirmed the Company's recent discovery of a valuable shipwreck from the 1690s. The treasure includes silver coins, gold, pearls and diamond jewelry. "A great discovery," notes Francis Soto, Technical Director of the Dominican Republic Underwater Heritage Office in a December 29 news story in Underwater Times....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'