Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts

November 22, 2017

Navy Plane Crashes Into Pacific





Eight people have been found alive and are in "good condition" after a U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashed into the sea off Japan on Wednesday, the military said. 
The search and rescue for three other personnel continue, the Navy said
"Our entire focus is on finding all of our sailors," Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton said in a statement, adding that the Navy "will be relentless in our efforts." 
The aircraft is believed to have crashed around 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa Island at about 2:45 p.m. local time (12:45 a.m. ET) while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. 
Eight of the 11 Navy personnel were rescued some 45 minutes later before being transferred to the ship for medical evaluation. The aircraft carrier, which is in the Philippine Sea, is part of the Japan-based 7th Fleet.

Search and rescue efforts were being conducted by the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft. The names of the crew and passengers were being withheld pending next of kin notification. 
The aircraft was taking part in an ongoing U.S.-Japan naval exercise off the coast of Okinawa in which some 14,000 U.S. personnel were participating. 
The annual exercise is "designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and American forces through training in air and sea operations," a statement on the event said earlier this month.  
The plane was conducting a routine transport flight carrying passengers and cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to USS Ronald Reagan at the time of the crash, according to the Navy. 
The aircraft's role included the transport of high-priority cargo, mail, duty passengers and distinguished visitors between USS Ronald Reagan and shore bases throughout the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia, the statement added. 
The Navy said the incident would be investigated. 
The crash comes at a time when the Navy's 7th fleet and the U.S. Pacific Command have come under increased scrutiny after two deadly collisions in Asian waters this year left 17 sailors dead.
Image: A C-2A Greyhound
A C-2A Greyhound like this one went down in the sea off Japan. Stocktrek Images / Getty Images file
Seven U.S. sailors died when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan in June. Two months later in August another navy destroyer, USS John S. McCain, collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors dead. 
In the wake of the accidents, eight top Navy officials were removed from their posts, including the 7th Fleet commander. After the second collision, the Navy ordered the entire fleet to take a one-day “operational pause” to ensure that the ships were meeting safety standards. 
The Navy said a family assistance center have been set up. Families living on base in Japan can contact 315-243-1728, while families living in the U.S. can call +81-468-16-1728. 
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August 3, 2016

Electric Image Over South Pacific 06-22-2010


                                                                     
 An Astronaut takes a walk while fixing the Hubble Space Telescope




Thank you for going this far (06-22-2010)  to the read all the wonderful news, human stories, political and nature, earth and space of Adamfoxie Blog International. I have to apologize that after seeing action on this old page I was curious and I also was wanting to see what was down there. To my dismay the picture was not there, everything else was. There were no words to this image but the page was there with all the blog information.. The point of the image besides beauty was to show that one picture is better than a thousand words.


Things are done differently than 6 and a half years ago as you all know. Blogs, media, pictures they all have changed for the better. This blog technologically has been able to grow with changes but keep enough that you can go back to the beginning. This is not because something that I am doing now but the forethought I had thinking this blog was going to last many years. I didn’t know that,
I did things just in case it was going to be here forever.  As such the blog was done library style in which you can go and read up any posting no matter how old.  You can search by tittle, words and “label” the easiest and fastest one is “label” You can guess what the label is if you know the subject and if you know the title or parts of it. The label is located at the very bottom of each story.

I was able to retrieve the missing picture on that page and then I added a description.

For you interested in going down to the past the tittle of the posting is:
 Electric Image over South Pacific and you either do a search by label (Pacific Ocean or Space) or click on the tittle (wanted to make it as easy as possible without rewriting the posting) because then it will take the experience away of going back to the past.
It brought so many memories to June 6, 2010. Many I lost but many I keep the flavor of them inside. How about you if you go down to that date? Why don’t you think of how you were doing,  things  you were involved with or people and if you remember what was the most thing or things that occupied your mind and heart back then.

Thank you for being a reader and thank you for being an explorer of events in a capsule since 2009.

Adam Gonzalez
Founder

June 22, 2010

Electric Image Over South Pacific



Title Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean

Released 30/01/2009 11:41 am
Copyright ESA
Description
This Envisat image features the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago situated some 1000 km to the west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Galapagos’s largest island is Isabela (visible). The five volcanoes seen on the island are (from north to south): Wolf Volcano, Darwin Volcano, Alcedo Volcano, Sierra Negra Volcano and Cerro Azul Volcano. The bigger island to the right of Isabela is Santiago Island.

The image was obtained by combining three Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) acquisitions (23 March 2006, 14 August 2008 and 1 January 2009) taken over the same area. The colours in the image result from variations in the surface that occurred between acquisitions. Apart from mapping changes on the land surface, radar data can also be used to determine sea surface parameters like wind speed, wind direction and wave height. Different wave types and wind speeds are visible in the image as ripples on the water surface.

Id 212084





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