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Heatwave Sees Big Jump In Coastguard Callouts Nationwide
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported a “surge” of calls with a whopping 76 incidents nationwide over the last five days alone, according to The Irish Times. Average temperatures in the mid 20s have brought more people to…
Coastguard Medevac For Injured Crewman On Tanker In Port Of Cork
Rescue
#Rescue - A tanker crewman was airlifted to hospital from the Port of Cork yesterday evening (Saturday 17 June) after sustaining a leg injury on board his vessel, as the Irish Examiner reports. The Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue…
Lough Ree RNLI’s volunteer crew with the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI had a successful training exercise with the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 yesterday (Sunday 11 June). The lifeboat and helicopter crews came together for a joint training exercise at Lough Ree…
The Inis Mor crew took to the liferaft when the Ker 39 started sinking off the Saltee Islands. All crew were rescued by Coastguard Helicopter 117
ICRA
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney has expressed relief that everyone is safe after the weekend loss of Scottish competitor Inis Mor on its way to the ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. As Afloat.ie reported on Saturday, the Cruisers…
The yacht Inis Mor sinking off the Wexford coast
ICRA
The yacht that sank off Wexford yesterday afternoon was the Scottish–owned Ker 39 Inis Mor. The top performer was en route to the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) National Championships that begin at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour…
RNLI & Irish Coast Guard Urge People To Respect The Water This June Bank Holiday
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this June Bank Holiday weekend and over the summer…
Skerries RNLI Atlantic 85 Louis Simson is involved in the search for the missing trawler crew
Coastguard
A search operation is underway after a fishing trawler sank off the coast of north Dublin this afternoon.  The search effort is ongoing involving the coastguard and the RNLI. Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116, LE Niamh and LE Orla, along with…
Irish Coast Guard Airlifts Sailor From Royal Navy Submarine
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has airlifted a sailor with leg injuries from a Royal Navy submarine off the West Coast of Ireland, as The Irish Times reports. Sligo’s Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene some 277km…
Surfer Rescued Off Northern Irish Coast After 30 Hours At Sea
Rescue
#Rescue - A surfer was rescued from the sea off Northern Ireland yesterday evening (Monday 1 May) after more than 30 hours in the water. Belfast Coastguard co-ordinated the search for the missing man who had gone surfing near Campbeltown…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Late last night (Sunday 30 April) the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac mission from Tralee to Dublin. The coastguard crew collected the patient from University Hospital Kerry and flew them to…
The large-scale dive search follows a ‘360-degree’ terrain survey of the island off Co Mayo
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - More than 100 divers have joined a major search since early this morning (Saturday 22 April) for Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith, the two Irish Coast Guard crew members still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy over a…
John Leech, Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety
Island Nation
The Chief Executive of the State agency responsible for promoting water safety has been telling me about an interesting piece of research which his organisation carried out over the past two months. The purpose of this research on water safety…
The boat upturned east of the village of Mornington, Co Meath
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Three people are “extremely lucky to be alive” after their boat upturned on the River Boyne last night (Monday 17 April), as TheJournal.ie reports. The three casualties rescued east of Mornington, Co Meath were found to be not…
Arthur Ray Taylor, known as Archie missing in Cardigan Bay
Coastguard
A 90-year-old sailor is feared missing after his empty dinghy was found adrift off the Welsh coast. Arthur Ray Taylor, known as Archie, was last seen at 9.30am on Saturday, when he left his accommodation to take his dinghy out…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - The interim report from the investigation into the Rescue 116 tragedy has found that the Irish Coast Guard helicopter “pitched up rapidly” in its final seconds before crashing off Co Mayo a month ago. Data recovered from the…
Donaghdee Lifeboat
Island Nation
The Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboats launched last week following a ‘Mayday’ call. It was a hoax. Someone decided to make a false call and those two lifeboat crews in Northern Ireland started a search for what was reported to…

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