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Iranian boats ‘harass’ British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials

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Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said.
'Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said.'

One rescued, one dead and one missing after boat capsizes in False Bay

Boats The South African

The boat is believed to have capsized at about midday on Thursday.
'One man was found clinging to a flotation buoy on Thursday evening, one was found dead and a third man was missing after a boat capsized deep sea in False Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has said.  According to Darren Zimmerman, the NSRI Simonstown station commander, duty crew were notified of the situation by the Transnet National Ports Authority just after 4pm.  Zimmerman said a navy patrol vessel came upon the 30-foot boat that had capsized and was adrift at sea off-shore of Simonstown, deep-sea in False Bay. The boat had been launched by three men earlier in the day from Kalk Bay harbour. The boat is believed to have capsized at about midday.  Survivor in a critical condition suffering hypothermia The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski II was launched to join the navy patrol boat searching for the men while the NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Strandfontein also launched rescue craft.  Other services responded to join in the search, said Zimmerman, while airborne sea rescue was placed on high alert.  “During an extensive air, sea and shoreline search, two of the missing men were located at sea clinging onto a floatation buoy at sea and they were recovered onto a sea rescue craft. Sadly, one of the men was declared deceased and one man was transported to hospital in a critical condition suffering hypothermia. He has been stabilised and is recovering in hospital,” said Zimmerman.  A police dive unit was searching for the missing man, he said.  Read: Humpback whale disentangled near St. Francis Bay'

South African Musician Plans 21km “Swim For Hope” Before Concert In Elche

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'On Friday 14 June, Carina Bruwer, contemporary flute player from South Africa and founding member of the award-winning instrumental group Sterling EQ, will attempt to swim 21km from Alicante to Tabarca Island in Spain, in support of Muzukidz , an organisation through which children poor township families around Cape Town in South Africa are given the opportunity to learn to play the violin.After this solo “Swim For Hope”, Carina will present a solo Jazz flute concert in the evening at Suquer in Elche.As a musician, Carina is widely known for her advanced flute technique combined with an idiosyncratic improvisation skills and soulful interpretations rarely associated with this instrument.Carina holds a BMus (Hons) cum laude and leads the successful South African instrumental group Sterling EQ.She has recorded on over a dozen albums, performed in 15 countries, and won numerous awards for her work across the board, from purely Classical to crossover, instrumental pop and contemporary.A veteran open water swimmer, Carina has completed a number of significant marathon swims which include the English Channel, the Gibraltar Straits, False Bay, Bonifacio Straits and many more (many of her swims were firsts and/or record breaking feats). She founded Swim For Hope in 2014, in order to raise funds and awareness for South African organisations that she supports, through her swimming challenges.The project has raised close to R500,000 since its inception, as well as media coverage worth approximately R1 million.Carina, an International Marathon Swimming’s Hall of Fame nominee who was also ranked as one of the World Open Water Swimming Association’s top 50 most “daring, courageous and audacious” open water swimmers in the world in 2015 and 2018, traveled to Europe from South Africa last week to acclimatise, and took part in the 15km Gran Fondo Cinque Terre Swim Marathon, where she won the female race and finished third overall behind the male runner-up.She also plans to take part in the 12km Marnaton EDreams St Feliu de Guixols, one of the largest races in Spain, later in June.The Alicante-Tabarce Swim For Hope is however her main focus, as it forms part of an important connection that the Swim For Hope beneficiary, Muzukidz, has with Spain, where a number of Suzuki violin schools support the organisation from fundraising and instrument donations.Founded by violinist and teacher Maria Botha in 2015, Muzukidz offers violin tuition to dozens of children from various townships around Cape Town in South Africa.Using the Suzuki method, children from as young as the age of 3 are taught in groups as well as in individual sessions; some of them as regularly as 5 times per week.The children get to perform in little concerts and bigger events, and take part in various Muzukidz related activities that are both enriching and offer valuable opportunities for the children as well as their families.Francisco Canada, a Suzuki teacher from Madrid, has recently move his life to Cape Town to teach with Muzukidz on a permanent basis, so the funds we raise will go towards creating a feasible and realistic job for him with Muzukidz, which would allow for more children to be able to join Muzukidz. “When I swim in the open water and I get into my ‘zone’, I often experience a beautiful state of clarity, where the world makes sense to me and I feel enormously optimistic and filled with hope.I realise that I am hugely fortunate to be able to experience moments like this while so many people in this world are limited by their circumstances – certainly most people in South Africa – so Swim For Hope is all about sharing this optimism and spreading this feeling of hope that I experience in the open water”, says Carina. “Muzukidz is the perfect beneficiary, as I truly believe in empowering South Africans and growing South Africa through education, and being more of a performer than a teacher myself, I was delighted to discover this amazing organisation as it represented everything I was hoping to support as a musician.I believe that giving a child the opportunity to learn a musical instrument goes way beyond the ability to make music or the possibility of being a musician one day.Music stimulates the brain in a very special way; in fact studies have shown that children who do 14 months of musical training displayed more powerful structural and functional brain changes.Imagine what this can do for a young child who comes from a poor background and who has limited opportunities and a limited support structure.I am convinced that organisations like Muzukidz are helping to mould our future leaders, inventors and change makers.” Carina’s Swim for Hope is scheduled to start in Santa Pola, Alicante, at 07:00 on Friday 14 June.The 21km should take anything between 5 and 7 hours, depending on sea conditions.Apart from the ultra distance; currents, wind and jellyfish represent the main challenges on this swim, which will be supported by Alicante based organisation Natura Open Water.Carina will should have an hour or two to rest before her evening concert at Suquer in Elche.Members of the public, as well as corporates are invited to follow Carina Bruwer’s social media interfaces (facebook and twitter) for live updates from the water on the day of the swim and are encouraged to sponsor and donate, all information and a donation platform is available on www.carina.co.za .  Corporate sponsors can also contact Maria Botha on botha.maria@gmail.com for organisational and any other information. . The post South African Musician Plans 21km “Swim For Hope” Before Concert In Elche appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Migrants stranded in boat off Tunisia as authorities say centers overcrowded

Boats News South Africa

A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them disembark, the Red Crescent said on Tuesday.
'A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them disembark, the Red Crescent said on Tuesday.'