Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles

first_img View post tag: Engine Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles Share this article View post tag: Aden July 3, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Assists View post tag: Naval On the morning of June 28th 2012, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco provided technical assistance to a tug type vessel which experienced an engine failure while sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Aden.In the evening on the 27th of June, ITS Scirocco was conducting a patrolling mission in the Gulf of Aden along the International Recommended Transit Corridor when the Task Force Commander tasked her to divert in assistance of a vessel reporting major engine problems.After reaching the position of the vessel and establishing communication with the vessel’s Master, ITS Scirocco ensured the safety and security of the ship before sending on board, with the first morning light, a team of specialists to investigate the engine failure and ready to provide other assistance. As the failure could not be repaired at sea due to the unavailability of spare parts, the Master of the ship declared a rescue tug would be sent from Aden in the following hours. ITS Scirocco resumed her patrolling mission, always ensuring a high level of readiness to intervene in protection of vessels sailing in the Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 3, 2012; Image: Eunavfor Back to overview,Home naval-today Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles View post tag: Italian View post tag: SCIROCCO View post tag: Amid View post tag: Frigate Authorities View post tag: Troubles View post tag: Tug View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Motorsport legend Dick Johnson lists his Gold Coast penthouse

first_imgOne of the private balconies How a house rescued from demolition became a labour of love And another oneBut Johnson said that life was busier than ever, despite the fact “I should be retired”.“I did less as a driver,” he laughed.He remains the part owner of the V8 Supercar team DJR Team Penske, and has started a new business with his son.His eldest grandson, who started racing go karts, is making a push in to the Hyundai Excel racing series, with his grandfather coaching from the sidelines.“I am still flat chat,” he laughed. “It would be good to have a weekend away from the racetrack.”But while Johnson said they would be sad to let go of the penthouse they had called home for 15 years, it was time to pass it on. CELEB NEWS: Life goes on for richlist Palmer family post-election Brisbane designer home costs year’s private school fees to rent a month Drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard with their brand-new Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang Supercar alongside Motorsport Legend Dick Johnson. Picture: David CairdMOTOR racing legend Dick Johnson is taking his penthouse for a spin on the property market, listing his Gold Coast skyhome for sale.On the market for offers over $2.2 million, the sub-penthouse was purchased by the Aussie champion and his wife Julianne off-the-plan back in 2003, with the couple moving in after the Mirvac-developed building was completed in 2006. MORE: Builders to the stars reveal latest jawdropping Brisbane project The Icon building“They (the residences) are all one per floor and because of the shape of the building, they get bigger the higher up they go,” she said.“This one is on the seventh floor and in a premium building on the island with 180 degree views.“They don’t come up often and they are very private, with only six in the building.” SUPERCARS – NEWCASTLE 500 – Pictured is DJR/Team Penske Co-Owner Dick Johnson during the second practice session of the Newcastle 500 today. Picture: Tim Hunter.Savills Gold Coast agent Georgia Elson said the penthouse was located in the sought-after Icon building. Erin McNaught and Example now call Brisbane home after splashing $2.8m Australia’s ‘cheapest house’ comes with a catchcenter_img Honey Badger lands sweet deal The Icon building in the Broadwater precinct is located within 6m of the water’s edge, with views over the Broadwater, north to Sovereign Island and the Gold Coast’s hinterland.There are three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and space for three vehicles. Paradise Point is a magnet for celebrities and the well-heeledThe racing legend himself spoke exclusively to the Courier Mail, saying they were drawn to the sub-penthouse and development due to its location and security.“We bought it at the time because we were downsizing and our lifestyle meant we were away a lot,” he said.“It has been a fantastic place to live but we have now moved to another unit which on the top floor (of another building on the Gold Coast) and it is time for a change.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoYou could eat lunch and watch the boats whiz pastJohnson said the balconies were his favourite place to hang out, saying he could sit back and watch the boating world go by.“On a Sunday afternoon on a good day it was like the Monaco Grand Prix,” he said.The couple, who have two grandchildren, said it had also been a great place for the kids to spend time, with its pool, gym, sauna and access to a private beach. It is time to move on, the legend said“It would suit someone looking for security and lifestyle,” he said. “I don’t think there is a place like it.“You can mix with people or, equally, never talk to anyone. The calibre of people living there is great, a great community.”The waterfront penthouse is located in a gated community on Ephraim Island, which is accessed by a bridge. The master bedroomStylish living spaces featuring high ceilings are found throughout the residence, which also includes spacious formal and casual areas and an open plan kitchen.Shared facilities include a 25-meter heated lap pool, two resort pools, a gym, day spa, sauna and a restaurant.There is also 24 hour manned security, and the community is pet friendly.Ephraim Island itself has been described as a “residential address like no other”, and is home to luxury apartments, villas and beach houses, open spaces including two tidal inlets, central park spaces and a conservation area for osprey and sea birds. There is also a 115 berth, private marina with deepwater access. What a view!Paradise Point is a haven for some of Australia’s sporting, business and celebrity icons, with many properties selling in the multi-millions. And another balcony with views!last_img read more