News story: Islay Trader report published

first_img Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292 Press enquiries The MAIB report on the grounding of Islay Trader off Margate while on passage from Murphy’s Wharf, Greenwich to Antwerp, Belgium on 8 October 2017, is now published.The vessel sustained plate indentation and frame distortion but there were no injuries and no pollution.The report contains details of what happened, actions taken and recommendations, read more.center_img Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015last_img read more

Olympics Amidst Covid-19? Count us out BOA tells IOC

first_img Athletes are still preparing for the games, however many have been affected by the virus, which is causing havoc around the world. Many are self-isolating, while some countries have strict quarantines in place, making training for certain sports difficult. British athletes will not be part of Olympics in the midst of Covid-19 ‘Whilst we acknowledge the IOC are doing their best to ensure that the qualification process remains fair for all athletes across all sports, we are in regular dialogue with them on this matter, as it is clear there are significant challenges developing in training and qualification programmes that will have a major impact between now and the Games. ‘It is imperative to preserve the competitive integrity for athletes, but is clearly only wise for athletes to continue to prepare for the Games where it it safe and appropriate to do so, within relevant Government and public health guidelines.’ Read Also Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘cursed,’ says Japan’s deputy prime minister Britain has recorded large cases of affected persons as well as deaths and some believe agreeing to send athletes to the Olympics should the pandemic continue amount to deliberately sending troops to war without ammunition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… center_img The British Olympic Association has made its position very clear when it comes to this year’s Olympics, which is currently still due to go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. ‘We can be categorically clear that we will not endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes of wider delegation at any point,’ the BOA said a statement. Plans for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games are largely continuing as normal, however there have been calls to cancel or push back the event. ‘We appreciate that sport is of a secondary important when it comes to the health and wellbeing of the population,’ the statement said. ‘Following conference calls that have taken place between the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, National Olympic Committees and athletes’ representatives this week, we are determined to work without international Olympic colleagues to ensure we find the most appropriate outcome for the Games, scheduled for four months’ time, in light of the growing seriousness of COVID-19.’Advertisementlast_img read more