Posts tagged as Coast Guard

Waves, wind and warm weather help break up Baltic Sea fuel spill

Monday, August 19, 2019

A fuel spill off the coast of Helsinki is breaking up, as favourable weather conditions help rescue crews with their work. The spill was discovered on Sunday evening and covered the sea around Ullanlinna and Kaivopuisto, off the southern coast of the capital. Efforts to locate the source of the spill and the initial cleanup operation were hampered by darkness but on Monday morning rescue crews from Helsinki, plus the…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Taiwan to simulate repelling invasion amid China tensions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Taiwan will simulate repelling an invading force, emergency repairs of a major air base and using civilian-operated drones as part of military exercises starting next week, the defence ministry said on Tuesday amid growing tensions with China. Over the past year or so, China has ramped up military drills around self-ruled and democratic Taiwan, including flying bombers and other military aircraft around the island. China claims Taiwan as its sacred…