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Syria: Protection Force Update

Cape RayA Combined NATO and Russian Navy operation will be launched to protect the US cargo ship Cape Ray as she destroys parts of Syria’s chemical weapons in international waters.

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Rescuers ‘were working at the limits’ to Save Six Crew

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Le SillonSix fishermen were rescued by a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter, from 771 Squadron, after their fishing vessel was severely damaged off the north coast of Cornwall on Feb 3 during one of the violent storms that swept the UK and Ireland in January and February.

The crew of French fishing vessel Le Sillon reported to the Coastguard that their vessel had been hit by a number of large waves, smashing the bridge windows and injuring the skipper.

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Clyde Yards Plan

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BAE ScoutstounBAE Systems is looking at two proposals for its two shipbuilding centres at Govan and at Scotstoun on the Clyde.

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Panama Pledge

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Panama GraphicFollowing a problem with one of the contractors, the Panama Canal Authority has pledged that the expansion of the Canal would be successfully completed.

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Chemical Materials to be Shipped to Ellesmere Port

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TalkoSome of the chemicals that have been used in the Syrian chemical weapons programme will be transported to Ellesmere Port on the Manchester Ship Canal and destroyed at a special facility in the town as part of a United Nations operation to dispose of all Syria’s chemical weapons.

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Three Crew Rescued from Burning Vessel

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ECC TopazThe crew of three were rescued by helicopter after their vessel caught fire in the North Sea on the afternoon of Jan 14.

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