WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsDistressed woman rescued from Shannon riverbankBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 762 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A YOUNG woman was recovering in hospital this Tuesday evening after she was rescued when found in distress at the River Shannon.The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter – Rescue 115 – Gardai, units from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, together with units from Limerick Marine Search and rescue were all scrambled to the scene shortly after 4pm at the strands of the riverbank when there were reports of a woman in distress.The young woman was rescued from the mud near the riverbank and taken to hospital where she is recovering. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleState must respect freedom of conscience says Bishop of LimerickNext articleOur time to shine at HipHop jam project Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email TAGSlimerickrescueShannon WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo December 22, 2017 The Mexican Department of the Navy (SEMAR, in Spanish) completed its participation in Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17), an amphibious combat exercise. The U.S. Marine Corps holds the annual exercise since 2011. For the 2017 edition, navies of Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States (the host country) got together at Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia, October 10th–November 5th, 2017. “Interoperating with NATO partner nations increases our level of cooperation, which has a positive impact on security,” said to Diálogo Mexican Navy Captain Antonio Morales Hernández, director of the Training and Preparedness Section at SEMAR. “To participate as an integral member of the coalition represents [Mexico’s] commitment to regional security.” SEMAR participated with more than 400 personnel consisting of a Marine Corps company, a Special Forces team, the Amphibious Assault Vessel ARM Papaloapan, and a helicopter. Mexico attended BA13 and BA14 as an observer, and became part of the organization’s team in BA16. The last two exercises were simulations to plan for BA17. SEMAR was an active participant in the planning and execution of conventional combat operations in BA17. In 2017, the exercise focused on improving and standardizing multinational coalition’s capacities in a joint operation to respond to an international crisis situation. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which struck coastal cities across the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in September and October, affected the timing and nature of BA17. However, international forces still gained the necessary capacities and teamwork to set the stage for future amphibious exercises. “Bold Alligator 2017 provided opportunities to develop and update new concepts in conventional warfare tactics, techniques, procedures, equipment, and technology,” Capt. Morales said. “International forces conducted amphibious vehicle embarkation and landing exercises, urban combat, flag signals, patrol tactics, and live fire of organic weapons.” Force integration Among the main operations, marines from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico carried out operations where Mexican Special Forces used helicopters to drop military elements into the sea under risky conditions to board a warship and get ashore to reach their objective. Amphibious operations were conducted in the area of Onslow Bay, in North Carolina. SEMAR also took part in the amphibious landing of 13 vehicles. “The main mission was to take and secure the beach zone where U.S. ships carried out the rest of the landings,” Mexican Navy Lieutenant Commander Ruth Peress Salvatori told Diálogo. “Time and landing capacities are key to carry out other ground operations.” The Mexican Navy implemented combat missions in urban areas as well as helicopter insertions and extractions in coordination with U.S. and Chilean Navy special reconnaissance teams. Elite SEMAR units carried out ship landing maneuvers, working in tandem with U.S. marines on aquatic inspection exercises. An ongoing effort “In addition to boosting command, control, and communications capacities, Bold Alligator strengthened our bonds of friendship and interoperability,” Capt. Morales said. “It showed the world that members of NATO’s naval forces constantly work together and are ready to face various hemispheric security challenges, such as emergencies or natural disasters.” Participating armed forces assessed the operational range of their special forces and regular units. “It was very important to gain the trust and recognition of our allied armed forces upon demonstrating that our capacities and readiness are at the level needed to carry out joint operations,” Lt. Cmdr. Peress said. “It’s vitally important that we be ready to face new threats to security and stability,” Capt. Morales added. “Technological advances contributed to a quicker development of new threats. The reaction time [to deal with them] is a determining factor for national defense. Cooperation and integration are essential to successfully control these kinds of threats,” he concluded.
He says they can’t afford to be distracted by the prospect of facing Cork in the next round if they come out on top at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.The Tipp boss doesn’t want the team and supporters to get ahead of themselvesWaterford supremo Tom McGlinchey says his side will not be favourities for Sunday’s clash. However, he’s hoping the Déise will be inspired by the occasion.Tipp FM’s full, live coverage of the match at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, will be brought to you in association with Centra and gets underway just after 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.We’ll also have regular updates on the Munster Junior Championship match between the counties, which takes place at the same venue at 1.30pm on Sunday.