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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...

2010-09-13 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AgustaWestland North America, Inc. announces that it has responded to the U.S. Air Force's request for information, offering the operationally-proven HH-71 for critical combat search and rescue missions. "We believe the HH-71, based on the combat-proven AW101, offers a robust platform that addresses the U.S. Air Force's combat search and rescue mission needs, without compromise," said R. Scott Rettig, chief executive officer, AgustaWestland North...

2010-08-19 10:27:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard today officially accepted the installation of the Rescue 21 search-and-rescue system that will provide enhanced life-saving communications capabilities to the entire Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, reaching as far as Washington, D.C. Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to quickly respond to and assist distressed mariners, saving lives and property. It also provides a wireless communications network that the Coast Guard can use...

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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...

2010-04-07 11:09:00

JULIAN, W.Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) is providing the following information in an effort to update the media and the public regarding ongoing rescue and recovery efforts at the Upper Big Branch mine. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) When will the victims be identified? There are twenty five confirmed fatalities. Two workers remain hospitalized. Eleven have been identified. Seven of the identified...

2010-02-21 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopters are on a path to unprecedented success in 2010 after coming off a record year of rescues in 2009 and recently being selected for the United Kingdom's Search and Rescue Helicopter service. The aircraft are operated by CHC Helicopter Corp. and the S-92 helicopter is manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo:...

2010-02-15 12:47:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Terma A/S today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaborations if the Danish government decides to procure Sikorsky MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters. The government is currently evaluating alternatives including the MH-60R aircraft for a replacement maritime helicopter. The MH-60R aircraft would be procured via the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) channel...

2010-02-09 16:23:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopters are expected to provide turnkey helicopter services in the United Kingdom well into the 21st century as the Ministry of Defence and Department of Transport today announced the selection of the Soteria Consortium as the preferred bidder to provide the harmonized Search and Rescue Helicopter (SAR-H) service. Sikorsky Aircraft, which manufactures the S-92 helicopter, is a member of...

2010-01-29 14:43:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As search and rescue teams return home from Haiti this week, The Nutro Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, today announced a $50,000 donation to the Search Dog Foundation (SDF). SDF is a California-based organization that deployed six canine disaster search teams to assist in the search and rescue operations in Haiti. SDF's search team efforts have been the most successful deployment in the organization's 14 year history with...

2010-01-29 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A multifaceted architecture, engineering and contracting team composed of The OAK Group, Inc. of Camden, N.J.; L. Robert Kimball & Associates (Kimball) of Ebensburg, Pa.; and Henderson, Inc. of Williamsburg, Va. has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Defense to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Facility in Elizabeth City, N.C. The OAK Group, Inc. assembled the combined team, will...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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