Tag Archive | "rescue operation"

Australia launches rescue operation for 200 asylum seekers

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australian authorities say Australian and Indonesian crews have launched a rescue for up to 200 asylum seekers aboard a boat that capsized in Indonesian waters. Australian Customs Service said in a statement “up to 200 people could be on board” the boat, which capsized on Thursday about 200 kilometers (120 miles) [...]

Body of Italian hostage slain in Nigeria arrives in Rome

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ROME – The body of the Italian hostage who was killed during a failed British rescue operation in Nigeria has returned to Italy. Franco Lamolinara’s body was flown in an Italian Air Force jet Saturday to Rome’s Ciampino military airport. He was kidnapped in May along with a British colleague in Nigeria where he was [...]

Fuel removal operation completed at Costa wreck

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ROME – The first phase of fuel removal from the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia has been completed off Italy’s coast. Italy’s civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said all fuel had been removed by Sunday evening from the tanks in the front part of the ship. Those tanks held roughly two-thirds of [...]

Man crawls across frozen lake to rescue own pet dog

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LONDON, England – An unnamed rescuer striped off his clothes and crawled all the way across a frozen lake in a small British village to rescue his pet dog. The man slowly edged his way on a thin layer of ice to save his terrier-type dog but he too fell in the the freezing water [...]

Video: final rescue operation in sunken Italian cruise ship

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GIGLIO, Italy – Rescue operations at the capsized Costa Concordia ship were called off yesterday. Italian officials say that rescue operations were getting too dangerous in the ship’s hull area. The video shows Italian rescue divers in their final dive in the sunken part of the cruise ship. Fifteen passengers are still missing.

War going under wraps as special operations expand

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WASHINGTON – War is going back under wraps, that’s the next-generation plan put forth by the U.S. special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House. Big armies and the land invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan will be replaced by fast [...]

Search in sunken cruise ship to stay above water level

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GIGLIO, Italy – Civil protection officials said Sunday morning that for now divers would not swim into the submerged part of the Costa Concordia vessel just off the port on the island of Giglio, because the sea was choppy. Divers Saturday pulled a woman’s body from a corridor near what had been an evacuation staging [...]

Divers blast holes in Concordia ship to speed rescue operations

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ROME – Naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the cruise ship that ran aground off the Tuscan coast in order to speed the search for 29 missing people. ┬áNavy spokesman Alessandro Busonero told Sky TV 24 “the holes will help divers enter the wreck more easily in what appears to be a race against [...]

Miners safely removed from US underground mine

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MULLAN, Idaho – Seven miners were safely removed from an underground mine in northern Idaho after they were injured by a rock burst while working more than a mile deep, a mine company official said late Wednesday. One of the miners was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the other six were treated [...]