An 81-year-old woman was evacuated from the "Carnival Imagination" off the coast of San Diego early on May 31, 2016, after she experienced symptoms of a heart attack. he San Diego sector of the Coast Guard was contacted by cruise ship about 9 p.m. on May 30 while the ship was about 33 miles from La Jolla.A Coast Guard boat picked up the woman, her husband and a nurse and returned to shore about 12:30 a.m. on May 31. The woman was taken by paramedics to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.
A crew member of the "Prinsendam" aged 29 years, had to be medevaced on May 31, 2016. Around midnight the man, aged 29, was found unconscious by his colleagues. The captain of the cruise ship immediately alerted the CROSS Jobourg. The ship had left Cherbourg bound to Le Havre and was about 25 nautical miles north of Cherbourg. The
CROSS Jobourg, after consulting the maritime medical consultation centre in Toulouse and the maritime medical coordination of SAMU decided a medical evacuation and alerted an EC 225-helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus which took off with a medical team of the Medical Center of the Army in Querqueville on board. Around 1:30 a.m., after being conditioned by the medical team for the evacuation, the sailor was airlifted and transferred to the hospital Louis Pasteur in Cherbourg.
Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday Fabian Picardo told The Associated Press that Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo had warned that if Britain exits the EU, the Popular Party government currently in power would "require that we accept joint sovereignty with Spain to have access to the market.Picardo said British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond had acknowledged that the European mechanisms in place to keep the frontier between Spain and Gibraltar flowing "will not be available to us if we are not members of the EU." Gibraltarians were overwhelmingly "on the 'remain' side" in the EU debate, he said."But, it's important to send a message to those in the U.K. who think that there would be no adverse consequences for Gibraltar in the event that the U.K. were to leave the EU, that Garcia-Margallo made his point very clearly," Picardo said.Gibraltar would find its trade adversely affected if Spain took such action, but nevertheless, "we will never pay any sovereignty price either for access to the single market or for any other reason," Picardo said. Source: Associated Press
Managers take over operations, reopen pipes at French oil hub
Managers have taken over operations and reopened pipes at the CIM oil port terminal in Le Havre, northern France, after union members decided to extend their strike on Friday, a CGT union official said.
CIM, which handles about 40 percent of French crude imports, has not been able to deliver crude to refineries and refined products to the market since Tuesday after workers joined a nationwide rolling strike against planned labor reforms.
Unions, teachers, students and youth groups led the initial strikes and protest in March and April against the labor law changes but opposition was faltering until the government began the process of forcing the bill through the lower house of parliament on May 10.
The oil workers’ intervention has given the protests, which began in March, new impetus.
The CGT objects particularly to proposals that would let companies opt out of national obligations on labor protection if they adopt in-house deals on pay and conditions with the consent of a majority of employees.
“Managers have taken over control of CIM and they have started to reopen pipes because Exxon’s Gravenchon refinery, which was still operating, was running low on crude,” CGT union official Thierry Defrense told Reuters.
“This was ordered by the local government official,” Defrense said. www.hellenicshipp...