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Italian Coast Guard AW139 and ATR42MP Orders

IN AN article published recently on its website, Italy’s Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard) revealed that it has ordered two AgustaWestland AW139s. Deliveries will commence in the first quarter of 2009, with the second helicopter following before the end of that year. One of them will be based at Catania-Fontanarossa and the other at Luni-Sarzana.

In addition, a third ATR42MP Surveyor is also being acquired for delivery in early 2010, joining two already in Guardia Costiera service. The latter are also to be upgraded with a new LIDAR system to improve their remote sensing capabilities.

Alenia Aeronautica confirmed on February 26

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Baywatch

COAST GUARD Air Station San Francisco (CGAS SF) is enclosed on three sides of San Francisco international airport, located on its north side. Primarily a search and rescue (SAR) facility, you might think its location, surrounded by hundreds of incoming and outgoing airliners, prevents helicopters being launched at a moment’s notice. Not the case. Careful planning and co-operation between the airport authority and the Coast Guard has meant that to date not one rescue call out, or airline flight has been delayed due to conflict of interests.

History

The Coast Guard facility has operated from its present position since February

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Russian fleet during exercises off the coast of Syria working out the interception of cruise missiles

The Russian Navy, who the day before had military exercises off the coast of Syria, working out the interception of cruise missiles in characteristics similar to U.S. missiles like "Tomahawk". It is reported by U.S. portal of the United States Marines.

According to the source referenced by the authors, Russian defiantly carried out military exercises and were part of the negotiations on the open radio frequencies, indicating that they do not pose any difficulty to destroy American missiles.

Official information about the type of exercise command of the Russian Navy did not provide.

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Successfully welded golden butt first line Nord Stream

August 19. The solemn ceremony of welding of the "golden joint" gas pipeline "Nord Stream" was held in Vyborg near St. Petersburg. "Gold" joint connected waterfront area thread on the Russian coast in the Bay of Port sea leg, passing through the Baltic Sea to the German coast. In the near future the first line will be fully ready to be filled with gas, followed by the start of direct gas supplies to Europe in the autumn of this year. "We have started building a little over 16 months ago, in April 2010, and during that time to build

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Umba — about where amazing

Time in Umba is specified, it seems that it is mixed with the blue water of White Sea and is about to stop. Generally, about Umba write scary. Tell me honestly, how's amazing — and a crowd of people go there. And all the spoil. 

About forty percent of the population have the surname Devyatkina, and another forty percent — Podymnikovy. These — the indigenous coast dwellers living around Umba from time immemorial, it seems to cling to the roots of scarce shore of the White Sea. The remaining twenty percent — had to …

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Tu-95MS completed the tasks air patrols along the coast of Alaska

Four strategic bombers Tu-95MS Russian Air Force has successfully completed the tasks according to the plan of strategic deterrence. This was reported by Itar-Tass Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik.

The flight line, raised from airfields Ukrainian woman (Amur region). Elizovo and (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), passed over neutral waters in the north-eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. Duration pairs planes accounted for 13 h and 20 h, respectively.

"Crews Range Aviation (DA) worked skills flights over bezorientirnoy terrain — Drik said. — They also performed aerial refueling tankers from the aircraft IL-78 to reach the western coast of

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At the western coast of Mexico formed Tropical Storm Kiko

September 1, 2013. In the Pacific coast of Mexico on Saturday formed a tropical storm "Kiko". This was reported by experts from the National Center for monitoring hurricanes in Miami / Florida, United States /.

According to them, the wind speed in the midst of it now reaches 96 km / h He moves toward the mainland at 8 km / h According to the forecast meteorologists in the next two days, "Kiko" could gain traction.

Atmospheric phenomenon is classified in the U.S. as a storm and gets a proper name, if the wind speed reaches its epicenter 63 km

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U.S. threatens sea-level rise

U.S. threatens rising sea levels Danger Zone

The lives of 5 million Americans are living at a height of a few meters above sea level, is really threatened by the consequences of global warming. Basically, it refers to coastal populations from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico and the west coast, where the water levels in the ocean of the risk of flooding has doubled.

Only one South Florida is under attack taxable property value of 30 billion U.S. dollars. In California, because of the changing climate in the next two decades will be exposed to the danger of flooding

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred off the coast of New Zealand

September 30, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Monday off the coast of New Zealand, reports The U.S. Geological Survey.

The tremors were recorded at 17:55 local time (9:55 MSK) at 870 kilometers north-east of Whangarei. Center lies at a depth of 34.8 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. The threat of a tsunami were reported.

In July, 57 kilometers from the capital, Wellington earthquake of magnitude 6.5, which led to a temporary halt commuter trains and power outages in many areas of the country.

In February 2011, a powerful earthquake in the New Zealand city

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Off the coast of Pakistan opened two more island-volcano

October 1, 2013. As recently revealed, after two strong Pakistani earthquake, aroused Asian states at the end of last month, from the depths of the Arabian Sea is not got one, but three of the island. On the first mud-volcano island learned fast enough, since it was located near the port of Gwadar. The opening of two other objects a little late.

Two new islands have been discovered at some distance from the coast of the province of Baluchistan. Closest to them, the settlement was Ormara. The islands are somewhat inferior in size gvadarskomu miracle. Their diameter is about 9-12

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