Hoàng tử William là Đồng Hoa tiêu trên Trực thăng Cứu hộ
Britain’s Prince William co-piloted (cùng lái, là đồng hoa tiêu) a helicopter which rescued two people early on Sunday (November 27), after a ship was hit by an “enormous wave” (bị sóng to dập) in the Irish Sea, the UK’s Press Association reported. One person died and another five are still missing (hiện vẫn đang mất tích) after the 81-metre cargo carrier sank (chìm) some 10 miles (16km) west of the Llyn peninsula in north Wales, the news agency said.
William, who also has the title The Duke of Cambridge, was called into action from his base at RAF Valley after the Swanland ship issued a mayday call (tín hiệu cầu cứu) at around 2am (0200GMT) when its hull (thân tàu) cracked. Two members of the Russian crew of the Cook Islands-registered vessel were pulled from the water soon after the alarm was raised. They were airlifted (chuyển đi bằng máy bay, không vận) to safety by William’s Sea King helicopter and were later taken to hospital in Bangor for precautionary checks, the Press Association said. The Royal Air Force (RAF) later released dramatic video footage of the rescue, said to have been filmed from the helicopter William was co-piloting (là một trong các hoa tiêu). At one point, the winchman (người cứu hộ đu dây ) attempting to reach two survivors in a life raft (bè cứu sinh) is seen to land in the water some metres from the raft. In a later attempt, he manages to grab on to the raft and effect the rescue. Another crew member was found in the water later in the morning but has been confirmed as dead, said the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “The Duke of Cambridge was a co-pilot on one of the aircraft involved. He is now back at base.” Gale-force (lực gió giật) winds battered the Irish Sea during the early hours of the morning (rạng sáng) and the Coastguard (tuần duyên) believe this could have been what caused the incident. The 81-metre cargo carrier was carrying 3,000 tonnes of limestone (đá vôi) from Colwyn Bay to Cowes in the Isle of Wight.
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- co-piloting (là một trong các hoa tiêu, cùng điều khiển lái, là đồng hoa tiêu).
- some: khoảng chừng <a 81-metre cargo carrier sank some 16km west of the Llyn peninsula>
- title: danh vị <who also has the title The Duke of Cambridge>
- duke: quận công, công tước
- hull: frame or body of ship
- raised: vang lên <after the alarm was raised>
- life raft: bè cứu sinh
- early hours of the morning: rạng sáng, sớm tinh mơ
- costguard: tuần duyền