Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 The MAIB report on the loss of the stern trawler Ocean Way off the Shetlands Isles on 3 March 2017, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, subsequent actions taken and recommendations: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing vessel industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced. Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292 Press enquiries
Last night, AC/DC brought their run with vocalist Axl Rose to a close. The tour wound it’s way across the world before finishing up in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center, with Rose replacing long-time vocalist Brian Johnson after he was forced to retire due to his deteriorating hearing.Original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was also forced to retire earlier this year as he is battling a debilitating case of dementia. While the tour pushed on, bassist Cliff Williams announced back in July that he would be retiring at the end of this tour, with it not feeling right to go on with so many original members dropping out due to health reasons. With that in mind, last night in Philadelphia was Williams’ final show with the band.Anyone who has seen AC/DC knows that it is the Angus Young show, with his schoolboy outfit, energetic stage presence, and wild guitar playing. It proved a truly touching moment when Young walked Williams out to the front and center of the stage as the band rang out the final notes of “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” in Philadelphia.See below for a HD video of “For Those About To Rock”, and watch as Angus Young salutes Cliff Williams during his final moments as a member of AC/DC:Video courtesy of YouTube user Jim Powers.
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has declared the week of March 11-17- National Groundwater Awareness Week. Officials want to remind Hoosiers about the importance of protecting and conserving Indiana’s groundwater resources.In 1999, National Groundwater Awareness Week was created to provide an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of the resource and how it impacts lives. According to the National Groundwater Association (NGWA), approximately 132 million Americans rely on groundwater for drinking water. It’s also used for irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, and several other purposes – which makes it one of the most widely used and valuable resources on the planet.In Indiana, almost 70 percent of Hoosiers rely on groundwater for their drinking water supplies. More than half of Hoosiers use individual water wells and another 2.4 million rely on public water supplies that draw all or part from groundwater.This year’s theme of “Test. Tend. Treat.” is especially important for Hoosiers who have private wells. It’s the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure their well water is safe to drink. The “Test. Tend. Treat.” method will provide some insight to understanding when to hire a water treatment professional.Test– It is recommended to sample water on a routine basis as water quality can change over time. Well water pollutants are often colorless and odorless, making detection at home difficult. For information on testing procedures and how to understand the results, please refer to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Well Water Quality and Testing page.Tend – Regular inspections of wells can protect and reduce the possibility of future issues. Annual inspections should be completed by a licensed or certified water well system professional. In between a professional inspection, well owners are encouraged to visually inspect the well to look for any warning signs including a cracked well cap, debris on or around the wellhead, or ponding or flooding around the well after storm events.Treat– Based on the type of contaminants reported in the test results there are several types of treatment options. NWGA has provided a list of options for various contaminants ranging from whole-house treatment to point-of-use treatments: org/water-treatment. More information can be found in IDEM’s Well Disinfection factsheet. For information public water distribution systems in Indiana click here. For more about National Groundwater Awareness Week click here. For more information about the Groundwater Section in IDEM’s Office of Water Quality click here.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington City Council met in a non-voting work session Wednesday. Sumner Newscow did not cover the meeting due to other obligations. We will provide information from the minutes of the meeting when they become officially approved by the council.The council will meet in regular session this next Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. One of the proposals the council will be taking up is appointments to advisory boards.The list was released Wednesday. The proposed new appointments are as follows:Â Airport Advisory Board â€” George Hilt – to serve Aug. 2, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Board of Zoning Appeals â€” Richard Granger – May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018. Another member is being asked to serve the term May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Combined Trade Board â€” Building contract â€” Chris Craig: April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Electrical contract â€” Jeff Hunt, April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Plumbing contract â€” April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017, staff to review plumbing contract; Mechanical Contract â€” Roger Brownlee â€”Â April 16, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Health Care Authority â€” Michael Deschaine â€” Aug. 2, 2013 – April 30, 2018.Housing Authority â€” Darlene Ferguson â€” May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Decision on second appointee will be delayed until election is held for residents.Library Board â€” Maria Cornejo â€” May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017. Stacy Fair, May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Memorial Board â€” No applications.Park Board â€” Kent Johnston, May 1, 2013 â€” April 30, 2017. The other Park Board position has yet to be filled. Planning Commission â€” Jack Reimer – June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tami Klinedinst, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tracy McCue, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018.