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America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand’s selfless action after the American Magic reversed dramatically | Instant News


The NZ team helps save the Patriot. Photo / Michael Craig

The Emirates New Zealand team has gone on to save American Magic in an attempt to help save the Patriots after a dramatic reverse.

American Magic would eventually board the Prada Cup before their ship took off, hit the water hard and rolled sideways.

They were forced to withdraw from the race, and are now trying to stop their ship from sinking.

Patriot in the water after capsizing.  Photo / Michael Craig
Patriot in the water after capsizing. Photo / Michael Craig

Team New Zealand’s chase ship rushed to the scene to aid in the burgeoning rescue.

Peter Burling of the Kiwi syndicate is seen helping a floundering American ship along with some of his teammates.

In a statement, American Magic thanked all three teams – Team NZ, Team Ineos England and Luna Rossa – for coming to help.

Meanwhile, Michael Burgess of the Herald reports American Magic has sent a message to race organizers asking for the barge used to retrieve the sign that sank to the bottom after “human error” in the World Series.

Divers are trying to patch the holes in the hull, while the chase ship Luna Rossa has appeared with more buoys to try and help keep the ship afloat.

Officers lifted the buoy onto the mast, so they could find it later.

The team confirmed everyone on board was safe shortly after.

– More to come.

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AMSA banned Barkly Pearl from Australian waters for 24 months | Instant News


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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued the most severe ban to date on Marshall Islands-flagged livestock carrier Barkly Pearl last night.

The Barkly Pearl was originally seen on the 3rdrd November 2020 travels through northern Australian waters with a large hole in the hull.

Due to concerns over the structural integrity of ships, the potential threat of pollution to the marine environment and an immediate risk to the safety of seafarers, AMSA issued an intervention directive instructing ships to the nearest safe port at Geraldton.

Over the past two months, AMSA has worked with its ship inspectors and ship owners and operators to develop appropriate repair solutions and yesterday, 7th January 2021, Barkly Pearl is loaded onto the MV Falcon, a semi-submersible Heavy Load Carrier for safe departure from Australian waters.

Before it could leave Australian waters, Barkly Pearl was issued with a denial of notification of direction of access, under section 246 of the 2012 Navigation Act.

AMSA General Manger Operation, Allan Schwartz, said this meant Barkly Pearl was barred from entering or using Australian ports for 24 months.

‘This is an important decision from AMSA. This is the first time a ship has been barred from entering an Australian port during this period and will certainly affect the vessel’s commercial operations.

‘The Australian public has the expectation that any ship operating or traveling through Australian waters is fit for sailing and when a vessel is found to be poorly maintained AMSA will not hesitate to use the array of forces available to it.

Barkly Pearl owners and operators neglect to maintain their vessels, endangering the lives of seafarers and posing an immediate threat to Australia’s marine environment.

“The appropriate course of action is for AMSA to ban Mutiara Barkly for two years.”

AMSA would like to thank the Western Australian authorities, Mid West Ports and the residents of Geraldton for their patience during the two months detention of Mutiara Barkly.

The MV Barkly Pearl vision drawn from the AMSA Challenger search and rescue jet is available for

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Australian surfers save women in Hawaii from tearing currents | Instant News


An Australian surfer has been hailed as a hero for pulling a woman from the rugged waters off the coast of Hawaii.

Surfer Mikey Wright moved swiftly from cameraman to lifeguard in a video he posted to Instagram about the rescue. The footage shows a woman struggling in the waves, as Wright appears to be filming her from a waterfront terrace on Oahu.

Another swimmer tried unsuccessfully to contact the woman, prompting White to declare she “needs to be saved.”

He then handed a cellphone camera to a friend, who continued shooting as White ran into the waves and dragged the woman onto dry sand.

“Hold my beer,” Wright captioned the video, which has garnered more than 100,000 “likes” and lots of celebratory comments on social media the day after Wright posted it on Friday.

“Who needs a cloak when you have a mullet,” joked surfer Jessi Miley-Dyer, referring to Wright’s haircut.

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Dramatic photos show injured hikers climbing ropes to mountains in Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park before being rescued | Instant News


The two climbers were before they saved. One of them had a badly broken arm and was tied to the side of a mountain. Photo / Provided

Two climbers – one seriously injured – spent one night in Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park as rescuers departed complicated mission to take them to safety.

The climbers were trapped by a rock slide on steep terrain on Wednesday evening and weather conditions hindered rescue efforts, but a lull in the clouds early Thursday allowed the helicopter crew to unload an alpine cliff rescue team.

A Greymouth Rescue Helicopter then flew the couple – a man and a woman in their 50s – to Greymouth Hospital.

The man’s arm was badly broken in two places, a concussion and a badly injured leg. The woman was relatively unscathed, and she had tied the injured climber to the steep slope to prevent her from falling and suffering further injuries.

The two climbers were before they saved.  One of them had a badly broken arm and was tied to the side of a mountain.  Photo / Provided
The two climbers were before they saved. One of them had a badly broken arm and was tied to the side of a mountain. Photo / Provided

New Zealand’s Maritime rescue coordination center is leading a complex rescue. Search mission coordinator Neville Blakemore said the climbers activated the danger warning function of their InReach device at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday following the rock slide.

The rescue was completed at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday when the climbers arrived at Greymouth Hospital, having been flown there in a rescue helicopter.

Blakemore said being able to activate the device may have saved the wounded
a climber’s life. The pair were well equipped for the terrain they were on.

On Wednesday evening, the coordination center requested Helicopter Line helicopters to fly from Aoraki / Mt Cook with the Department of Conservation’s alpine cliff rescue team.

A lull in the clouds early Thursday allowed the helicopter crew to drop off the alpine cliff rescue team.  Photo / Provided
A lull in the clouds early Thursday allowed the helicopter crew to drop off the alpine cliff rescue team. Photo / Provided

They were unable to get to the site of the rock slide at an altitude of 1,800 meters on Mount D’Archiac (50 km northeast of Aoraki / Mt Cook) due to thick clouds. Instead, they landed a rescue team at Godley Hut to wait the night, monitor the weather and stay in touch with the coordination center.

The center has helicopters with night flying equipment on standby in Christchurch and
Greymouth.

Low clouds prevented Christchurch helicopters from flying, but at 3 a.m. on Thursday, during a lull in the clouds in the mountains, Greymouth Rescue Helicopters were able to fly to the scene and bring down an alpine cliff rescue team.

The two climbers were flown to Greymouth Hospital at around 7.30am.

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Two climbers were rescued after a landslide in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park | Instant News


A husband and wife have been rescued after being trapped in a high rock slide in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. Photo / Tim Robins, a member of the Greymouth Rescue Helicopter crew

Two hikers caught in a high rock slide in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park have been rescued in a dramatic rescue operation.

The well-equipped couple in their 50s activated the danger warning function of their InReach device last night at 5:30 p.m. after a rock slide at an altitude of 1800m on Mount D’Archiac in the Southern Alps.

A male climber broke his arm badly in two places, a concussion and a badly injured leg while his female companion escaped unscathed, said Neville Blakemore of the NZ New Zealand Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (RCCNZ) which coordinated the rescue.

The woman managed to tie the injured hiker to a steep slope – about 50 km northeast of Aoraki-Mount Cook – to prevent her from falling and suffering further injuries, said the coordinator of the Blakemore search mission.

The rescue complex was hampered by thick clouds.  Photo / Tim Robins, a member of the Greymouth Rescue Helicopter crew
The rescue complex was hampered by thick clouds. Photo / Tim Robins, a member of the Greymouth Rescue Helicopter crew

He believes that by activating their device may have saved the injured hiker’s life.

After trouble came last night, the RCCNZ commissioned a Helicopter Line helicopter to fly from Mount Cook with an alpine cliff rescue team from the Department of Conservation aboard.

However, they couldn’t get to the site of the rock slide due to the thick clouds.

Instead, they landed a rescue team at Godley Hut to wait the night, keep an eye on the weather and stay in touch with the RCCNZ.

Blakemore said the RCCNZ had helicopters with night flying equipment on standby in Christchurch and Greymouth.

Low clouds prevented Christchurch helicopters from flying but at 3 a.m., during a lull in the clouds in the mountains, a Greymouth Rescue Helicopter was able to fly over the scene and take down an alpine cliff rescue team.

At 7.30am they flew the two climbers to Greymouth Hospital.

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