Cargo Ship Runs Aground in the Black Sea

first_imgzoom Turkish Coast Guard rescued ten seamen from a cargo ship that ran aground on Wednesday near Turkey’s Black Sea port of Samsun, Deniz Haber reports.The 1985-built, 3651 DWT dry bulk carrier M/V Gulf Rio, owned and operated by Pacific Shipping Group, was en route from Ukraine to the port of Samsun carrying a load of soybeans,  when it started drifting after two of its anchors broke free due to strong winds and high seas.Bad weather prevented the rescue vessels to reach the sinking ship. As a result, rescue coordinators dispatched a helicopter which airlifted the crew trapped on the ship.No injuries have been reported so far, and the extent of the damage to the ship is yet to be determined.World Maritime News Staff; Image: Pacific Shipping Grouplast_img

New report says Calgarians give B grade for quality of life

New report says Calgarians give “B grade” for quality of life by Dave Will Posted Oct 4, 2016 12:05 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Calgary Foundation We like our city.The latest annual Calgary Foundation report, called Vital Signs, confirms we’re content with our quality of life here.The survey asks Calgarians to grade categories such as community connections, living standards, arts and the environment. The B grade for 2016 is consistent with last year’s rating and this comes despite significant challenges we are currently facing.“We were bracing ourselves at the Foundation for a lower grade,” Taylor Barrie with the Calgary Foundation explained. “We were pleasantly surprised that it did stay the same as last year. I think it fundamentally comes down to us being an optimistic city and we’re a positive city. That’s really why we dug into a sense of belonging this year, because we know when we feel we belong, we can navigate these challenging times better.”The only category to drop is the environment, which received a C+ this year versus a B- in 2015.Read the full Vital Signs report: Calgary|The Calgary Foundation|vital signs|YYC read more