The heavily damaged "Alyarmouk" which had anchored off Singapore since Jan 3 entered the Benoi Yard of the Keppel Shipyard Ltd. in Singapore on Mar 3 around 3 a.m. for repairs of the starboard side damage.
A Belgian sailor with severe stomach pains was picked up from the "Zenobe Gramme" and rushed to shore by the crew of Lowestoft lifeboat on MAr 4, 2015. For the lifeboat "Reg 13-07" which was launched at 9.40 a.m. it was the service callout off the Suffolk coast. The STY was about nine miles south of Lowestoft. The RNLI volunteer crew assisted the man on board and headed back to port. The crew was able to communicate with the sailor in broken French and used their casualty care training to ease his pain. On arrival at the lifeboat station they handed the man over to the care of paramedics and an ambulance team from East of England Ambulance Service. He was able to walk to the waiting ambulance with assistance and was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for further treatment.
Four-Alarm Chemical Fire Shuts Down Port Metro Vancouver, Causes Evacuations
A four-alarm chemical fire broke out at Port Metro Vancouver Wednesday afternoon (March 4), sending hazardous smoke into the air and causing evacuations and warnings to people in the area to stay indoors.
The fire broke out at approximately 1:40 p.m. inside a container at the Port’s Centerm Container Terminal on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. Vancouver Coastal Health confirmed the material inside is a hazardous organic compound, trichloroisocyanuric acid, which can cause eye and skin irritation.
The fire is reported to have spread to at least two other containers at the terminal, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Vancouver Coastal Health warned that people experiencing wheezing or difficulty breathing, especially people lung problems, should seek medical attention.
The fire forced the shut down of all operations on the Port’s south shore, Port Metro Vancouver tweeted.
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