first_imgCOAST Guard officials say they have been left flabbergasted yet again – at people taking to the open sea in boats without lifejackets.Killybegs Coast Guard staff and volunteers were carrying out weekend exercises when they had a report of three small boats heading outside the harbour and into the open Atlantic.Crews were tasked with checking the craft. And they found three people on each boat – that’s nine people in all – and not a single lifejacket on board.It’s the law that anyone on board a vessel of less than 7 metres must wear a lifejacket at sea.“We were on a training exercise when we received a report of the small boats outside Killybegs Harbour,” said Coast Guard spokesman Brian Smith.“Our Coast Guard boat escorted all boats safely back to shore. “We want to remind people once again that all persons on board any craft of less than seven metres in length must wear a personal flotation (PFD) or a lifejacket while on board an open craft or while on the deck of a decked craft, other that when the craft is made fast to the shore.”The incident comes on top of previous rescues by the same Killybegs crews of people going out in supermarket dinghies – and floating out to sea. BONKERS! 9 MORE PEOPLE RESCUED AT SEA – AND NOT A SINGLE LIFEJACKET BETWEEN THEM was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coast guardKillybegslifejacketsmissingWarninglast_img read more

Mammoth catfish caught on Clear Lake could break world record

first_imgAn avid fisherman recently made an annual return to Clear Lake and wound up reeling in a potential all-tackle world record.Vacaville native and chiropractor Sean Moffett was fishing for trophy bass on his boat Saturday morning accompanied by his wife Stacy to celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary.Instead of a monster bass, however, he unexpectedly caught a mammoth catfish that was far too big for his 18-inch net. “I saw the tail come out of the water and it was a dinosaur,” Moffett said. …last_img

Creamline survives Adamson in PVL Open Conference opener

first_imgThe Cool Smashers, though, went through a little scare with the Lady Falcons trailing by just one, 22-21, in the fourth set after Alyssa Valdez’ back-row hit went short.Valdez would retaliate in the next point when she ended a long rally to give Creamline a 23-21 edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It’s a great start to the conference for us and I hope the chemistry stays this strong throughout,” said Valdez who welcomed new additions to the team.The iconic Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo returned to action for Creamline after missing the sport for more than a couple of years while former Ateneo setter Jia Morado rejoined Valdez, this time in club competition. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCreamline started strong in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after turning back Adamson University in four sets, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.An attack error from the Lady Falcons’ side of the court finished off the match as the Cool Smashers chalk ed an opening day victory.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Rosemarie Vargas’ addition to the Cool Smashers’ lineup paid instant dividends as she put up a game-high 18 points.“It’s been a while since Jia and I have been teammates, and I’ve also played with different setters so the learning process is still there,” said Valdez.Valdez also finished with 18 points for Creamline while Pau Soriano added 11.Jema Galanza led the Lady Falcons with 14 points while Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz combined for 18.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Teng happy to help Gilas despite not making the line-uplast_img read more