HMS Chiddingfold Sets Sails for the Gulf

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Chiddingfold Sets Sails for the Gulf View post tag: europe View post tag: Gulf Share this article HMS Chiddingfold sailed from Portsmouth 9 June for the Gulf where she will spend three years protecting vital sea lanes. View post tag: HMS Chiddingfold Although the 42 crew on board the minehunter will rotate every six months, the ship will be based in Bahrain until 2017.Chiddingfold will work with three other UK minehunters conducting maritime security patrols and exercising with allied navies.Temperatures in the Gulf in high summer typically reach well into the 40s Celsius – and never get cooler than about 30C.Aboard the ships temperatures in the engine room compartments are around 55C, limiting work there to about 20 minutes at a time.Because the waters of the Gulf are so warm, (also about 30C), tap water on the ships is about the same and it’s impossible to drink it without ice.HMS Chiddingfold has the latest minehunting technology at her disposal including the Seafox mine disposal system, advanced sonar, as well as a team of expert ordnance disposal divers.It’s her first deployment since being fitted with new diesel engines during a major refit in Portsmouth in 2012.She will sail in tandem with HMS Penzance – a Sandown-class minehunter based on the Clyde.[mappress]Press Release, June 11, 2014; Image: UK Navy June 11, 2014 HMS Chiddingfold Sets Sails for the Gulf View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: sets View post tag: Sails View post tag: Naval Authoritieslast_img read more

DEME Tries to Take Possession of Unfinished Living Stone from LaNaval Shipyard

first_imgBelgium’s DEME Group has attempted to take possession of the advanced cable lay vessel Living Stone, currently under construction at the financially troubled LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, and tow the vessel to another location where the delayed construction could be completed.On the night of Wednesday, 20 September, DEME sent a team of people and two tugboats to the shipyard to unmoor the vessel and tow it to another location.The shipyard’s security guards notified the local police who prevented the vessel, built for DEME’s subsidiary Tideway, from being towed from the shipyard.No arrests have been made and representatives from DEME/Tideway are currently negotiating with the shipyard to come to a solution to continue the construction of the vessel as soon as possible, DEME’s spokesperson said.DEME, through Tideway, signed a contract for the vessel with La Naval in January 2015. The vessel was scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017.However, LaNaval shipyard failed to complete the vessel in time and has missed several contractual deadlines due to financial restructuring and the start of the bankruptcy proceedings.”We are considering taking legal action against LaNaval because they missed a lot of contractual deadlines,” the spokesperson said.Following the delivery, the Living Stone was scheduled to install the inter-array cables on the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, expected to commence shortly. The vessel is also to be deployed on the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One in the UK.DEME declined to comment on the effect of the delayed construction and delivery of the vessel on the agreed contracts.last_img read more

Bucksport Nips GSA

first_imgCatcher Stevie Theoharidis of the George Stevens Academy Eagles reaches for the ball as Meagan Harriman of the Bucksport Golden Bucks beats the throw and scores in Bucksport’s 4-3 win on Friday.—HUGH BOWDENBUCKSPORT — The Eagles committed four errors, one of them allowing the winning run to score, in Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Golden Bucks at Bucksport.GSA jumped in front in the first inning on a triple by Clapp and a single by Davis against Bucksport righthander Abby Yeo.The Eagles added two more runs in the third.Alida Peake singled and scored on a triple by Clapp, and moments later Clapp raced home when the ball was thrown past third base on a pickoff attempt.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut Bucksport knotted the score in the bottom of the inning.Emily Lenor reached on an error, Meagan Harriman singled and Bailey Blair drove in Lenor with a single.Harriman raced home as Rochelle Pelletier grounded out and Blair scored when Kaitlynn Williams grounded out to first base.The Golden Bucks loaded the bases in the sixth inning on two walks and an error but couldn’t score.But in the seventh, Pelletier drew a one-out walk and went to second when Williams reached on an error.Both runners then advanced on a passed ball and Pelletier scored on when Megan Panaro’s fly ball to center was dropped.For Bucksport, Blair finished with three singles and Shelby Redman singled twice.Lydia Clapp doubled and tripled, Anna Clapp tripled and Peake, Davis and Lexi Wessel all singled for GSA. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img Bio admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Down, but not out

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCHICAGO — There are a number of reasons why the UW men’s basketball lost the Big Ten tournament title Sunday, but the main one is simple: For the first time this season, the No. 3 Badgers were unable to obtain a single lead.Playing from behind all game, Wisconsin (29-5) could not muster any sort of comeback run in its 66-49 loss to No. 1 Ohio State (30-3).”We were trying to play from behind, so it was kind of hard,” Alando Tucker, UW senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year, said. “We were taking a lot of jump shots for the most part because that’s what was available, that’s what was open at the time.”It’s tough playing a team like that from behind.”In the two previous Big Ten tournament games this past weekend, Tucker posted 21 points against both Michigan State and Illinois. Against Ohio State on Sunday, Tucker struggled to find his shot, scoring 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting.However, Tucker did heat up toward the end of the first half.After Buckeyes freshman guard Mike Conley Jr. knocked down a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 21-11 lead with 4:08 remaining, Tucker found the range. He scored seven of his points in the final 4 minutes before halftime to help the Badgers pull within six.While he played well during that stretch, Tucker, an all-tournament selection, struggled getting to the basket throughout due to 7-foot freshman Greg Oden’s imposing presence in the middle of Ohio State’s 2-3 zone defense. “Oden moves pretty well for a big guy, so it’s not like he just waits in the paint for people to come,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “But you notice how tough it was getting the easy ones.”Oden was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, but the Badgers relatively held him in check Sunday — at least compared to the Buckeyes’ first two tournament games. In the quarterfinal game with Michigan, Oden posted numbers of 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Versus Purdue, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year recorded 17 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks. Against Wisconsin, Oden was held to 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.UW junior center Greg Stiemsma came off the bench and did a good job on Oden defensively.”Stiemsma [is] a great defender,” said Oden, who also mentioned that Wisconsin has defended him the best this season. “[He] knows how to body you and how to hide it from the refs, and that’s the main part.”Nevertheless, Oden still made his presence known.”I tried to be physical with him, tried to play him hard and aggressive, but it wasn’t enough,” Stiemsma said. “But even if we would’ve stopped him, they have so many other weapons that they can go to.”One of the Buckeyes’ other weapons was another freshman and all-tournament team member — Conley, who posted 18 points, six rebounds and eight assists.The Buckeyes’ one-two punch, who also played together at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, proved to be just too much for the Badgers.”The quickness of Conley with the ball and Oden being such a presence inside, there’s two pretty big factors of why things turned out the way they did,” Ryan said.In the second half, Wisconsin was able to cut the lead to as little as four behind the hot shooting hand of senior guard Kammron Taylor, who scored all 15 of his points after halftime. But after Wisconsin and Ohio State exchanged back-and-forth buckets, OSU junior guard Jamar Butler provided the dagger in the heart with just less than seven minutes remaining in the game.After Taylor deflected a pass into the backcourt, Butler snatched up the loose ball and drained a deep 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down. The bucket extended the lead to 10 points and prompted a 13-4 Ohio State run to close out the game. “As a team, we just didn’t get it done,” UW sophomore forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “We’re better than what we showed everybody today, but it’ll show — we’ll show everybody again how good we can be.”News and notes: Wisconsin’s Taylor and Tucker, as well as Purdue’s Carl Landry, joined Oden and Conley on the all-tournament team . … Ryan gave no timetable for Brian Butch’s return from his right elbow injury. … Wisconsin is now 1-16 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams.last_img read more

City Star Declares Himself Fit For Club After Health Scare Against Nigeria

first_imgRelatedManchester City Star Collapses During Nigeria GameNovember 15, 2017In “England”Manchester City Debunk Aguero ‘Collapse’ RumoursNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”Premier League Defences Beware! He Is Back After Horror Car CrashOctober 10, 2017In “Europe” He tweeted: “All the tests they run on me – just for caution – turn out well, so I’m set to go for Saturday’s match. C’mon, City!!”Manchester City would be glad that their all-time leading goalscorer (178 goals) is back in contention. He is also the joint topscorer in the Premier League alongside Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared himself fit for his club ahead of their crucial English Premier League (EPL) clash at Leicester City on Saturday despite his much publicised health scare against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly on Tuesday night.Aguero featured and scored for Argentina in the first half of the match played at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia before suffering dizziness during the halftime interval.There were fears he could be out of the weekend’s league game at the King Power Stadium but his latest admission via social media would have calmed City fans’ frayed nerves.last_img read more