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Navy rescues 39-year-old man with "acute ischemia" and chest pain in the Azores
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Navy rescues 39-year-old man with "acute ischemia" and chest pain in the Azores

The Navy carried out a rescue of a 39-year-old man, who was aboard the ship “Bulk Poland”, flying the flag of Singapore, in the Azores, with "acute ischemia" and chest pain. The Navy, through the Ponta Delgada Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC Delgada), in coordination with the Lajes Search and Rescue Coordination Center (RCC Lajes) and the Urgent Patients Guidance Center (CODU-MAR ), coordinated, since 10:24 am (local time) today, June 11, the rescue of a 39-year-old male crew member, of Filipino nationality", indicated, in a statement, the Navy. The man was aboard the Singapore-flagged ship “Bulk Poland”, sailing some 241 nautical miles (446 kilometers) northwest of Terceira Island. According to the same note, ...
3.8 magnitude earthquake in four islands of the Azores
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3.8 magnitude earthquake in four islands of the Azores

An earthquake measuring 3.8 was recorded tonight in the Azores, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA). The tremor was registered ten kilometers from the parish of Norte Pequeno, in the municipality of Calheta, on the north coast of the island of São Jorge, but was also felt in Pico, Graciosa and Terceira, according to the Azores Sismovolcanic Surveillance and Information Center (CIVISA) It was felt at 21:46 local, one hour less than on the mainland. EARTHQUAKE (Azores)/ Mag 3.8 / 10 km E-NE North Small, approx. / 29-May-2021 21:46:57 (local time) / *** Did you feel this earthquake? https://t.co/y4mRng6lbs - IPMA (@ipma_pt) May 29, 2021 CIVISA also adds that in São Jorge the earthquake was ...
Portuguese Navy rescues fishing crew in Azores
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Portuguese Navy rescues fishing crew in Azores

Last Friday, a Portuguese Navy ship rescued a 60-year-old crew member who was on board a fishing boat, according to a press release issued by the organisation. The crew member had symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and headache, requiring medical care in a hospital unit, and it was necessary to proceed with his rescue", according to the statement. The crew member belonged to the Portuguese-flag fishing vessel "Água Santas", which sailed 302 nautical miles (559 kilometers) west of the island of Flores, in the Azores archipelago, the same source was required. The rescue was carried out by the ship "António Enes", and the victim was admitted to the Hospital de Santo Espírito, in Angra do Heroísmo. ...
Covid-19: Azorean island of São Miguel with eight new cases
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Covid-19: Azorean island of São Miguel with eight new cases

The island of São Miguel, in the Azores, recorded, in the last 24 hours, eight new cases of covid-19, detected in the 692 analyzes carried out in the reference laboratories in the region, the statement from the Azorean Health Authority said today. According to the daily bulletin of that entity, the new cases in the largest and most populous Azorean island were diagnosed "in the context of community transmission". Thus, in the municipality of Ribeira Grande there are five new cases, all in Rabo de Peixe, in Ponta Delgada there is a new case, in São Roque, and in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo two new cases were detected, in Água de Alto. Today the Azores still record the recovery of a patient in Lajes, on the island of Flores. ...
Portugal at the forefront of a European program to track “space waste”
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Portugal at the forefront of a European program to track “space waste”

The Minister of Defense will inaugurate in May the Space Operations Center, in the Azores, within the scope of the European program “Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST)” to detect objects orbiting the Earth that may constitute a real danger. On May 14, I will be in the Azores for the inauguration of the operations center that puts Portugal at the forefront of a European system and that has military and civilian utility ”, said Minister João Gomes Cravinho, during a visit to the Telecommunications Institute, in Aveiro, with whom the Ministry of Defense has a partnership in the area of ​​space. The new operations center will be installed in the Science and Technology Park on the island of Terceira, in the Azores, where the first Port...
Portuguese Space Agency wants to implement European shuttle in Santa Maria
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Portuguese Space Agency wants to implement European shuttle in Santa Maria

The Portuguese Space Agency wants to take the Space Rider to Santa Maria island, a European shuttle that experiments with microgravity, taking advantage of the island's airport. “Space Rider is a microgravity laboratory”, which allows “developing new products and systems”, the minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education told Lusa Monday. Manuel Heitor visited the island of Santa Maria, accompanied by the president of the Regional Government of the Azores and a delegation from the European space agency. The experiences made with this shuttle will, for example, "completely transform the pharmaceutical industry", since they allow "to make new products in a faster way", said the minister. This requires that, where Space Rider l...