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Elderly Beachgoer Dies At Lahinch
#Coastguard - A man in his 70s has died after collapsing in the shallows at the popular beach at Lahinch, Co Clare yesterday afternoon. As The Irish Times reports, the man suddenly collapsed and was quickly pulled from the water…
Coast Guard Encourages Swimmers to Swim Only at Recognised Recreational Areas
#coastguard –The Irish Coast Guard strongly urges people not to engage in activities that put themselves at risk by diving or swimming in places that are not recognised recreational areas and may pose underwater dangers that are not readily obvious.…
One Man & His Dog Rescued From Yacht
#coastguard – A Coastguard-coordinated rescue in the Bristol Channel last night (Thursday 24th) has underlined the importance of ensuring a vessel is seaworthy and properly equipped before taking to the waves. Just before midnight, the Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre…
Coast Guard Urges People Not to Go to Sea in Unsuitable Craft
#coastguard – The Coast Guard is urging people not to go to sea in unsuitable craft. Coast Guard units all over the country are dealing with an increase in calls because of supermarket-bought inflatable craft being used at sea. The…
Coast Guard Finds Child at Base of Cliff
#coastguard – Belfast Coastguard coordinated the search yesterday evening for a child who was missing near cliffs close to the Silvercliff Caravan Park at Ballycastle. The Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams, a Police helicopter, the rescue helicopter from RAF…
Coastguard Oil Spill Equipment Tested on Belfast Lough
#marinepollution – New high-tech equipment that can be deployed anywhere in the UK to clean up oil spills is today being put to the test in Belfast Harbour. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has recently purchased two new pieces…
HSE Defends Coastguard Medevac For Islands Tourist With Broken Ankle
#Coastguard - The HSE has been criticised for deploying two Irish Coast Guard helicopters to the Aran Islands for injured woman who could have been transported to hospital by a commercial flight. The Irish Times reports that the HSE West…
Irish Coast Guard Advice to Public Over June Bank Holiday Weekend
#coastguard – The Irish Coast Guard has today issued advice to members of the public in advance of the June Bank Holiday in relation to Water Safety, Cliff Walking and other Water sports and Coastal Activities. Throughout the summer (as…
Top Award For Sligo Coastguard Chopper Crew
#Coastguard - Four members of Sligo's Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew are in Canada this week to receive a prestigious award for their efforts in the rescue of a climber from the Bluestack Mountains. As The Irish Times reports, the…
Search Continues for Man After Rowing Boat Capsizes on Lough Erne
#coastguard – A search is ongoing for a man missing in Lough Erne last night after a boat with six people onboard overturned. Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a 999 call at 6.15pm from a member of the public,…
Man Rescued from Boat Ablaze off Welsh Coast
#fireonboard – A man has been rescued off the West Wales coast today following a major fire on his boat. The 26ft pleasure boat is still ablaze 600 metres off Aberystwyth and Coastguards are asking all vessels in the area…
Young Boy Critical After Fall Into Sea Off Blackhead Lighthouse
#Coastguard - The Irish Times reports that a nine-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling into the sea near Blackhead lighthouse in Co Clare on Sunday 4 May. The Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based rescue helicopter airlifted the unconscious boy…
Irish Coast Guard Christens 'Queen Of The Sky' At Shannon
#Coastguard - As the Facebook post above shows, the Irish Coast Guard has officially named the Shannon-based helicopter with the call sign Rescue 115 as Banríon na Spéire, or Queen of the Sky. The search and rescue chopper, which was…
Men Rescued From Capsized Dinghy in Firth of Clyde
#rescue – Two men have been rescued after their small dinghy overturned in the Firth of Clyde. They clung onto the hull before being swept away from the dinghy by the choppy waves. Belfast Coastguard asked a Royal Navy minesweeper on…
Coast Guard Rescues Elderly Man Stuck in Soft Sand at Morecombe
#rescue – An elderly man with a walking aid was rescued from soft sand just 50 metres off the prom in Morecombe today after he sank up to his knees. At just before 11.30 this morning Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination…
Killybegs Coast Guard Station Opens with State-of-the-Art Facilities
#coastguard – Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has opened the newly-built Coast Guard Station in Killybegs which provides the voluntary crew with top-class accommodation and training facilities. It's the third new Coast Guard building opened by Minister…

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