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#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard responded to two separate cliff rescue incidents within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 September). The first call was at 4pm to a man who had slipped 10 metres while descending to…
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A 10–metre catamaran type yacht that ran aground two miles north of Hook Head, in County Wexford, Ireland is believed to have drifted free from its moorings. Volunteer lifeboat crew launched yesterday morning following reports of the grounded cruiser. On arrival,…
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Work has been carried out at the UK Government–funded search and rescue coordination centre to upgrade the technology and introduce new systems. This means Belfast CGOC will be connected to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) in Hampshire and other…
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The Coastguard co–ordinated a multi-agency response to rescue a paraglider who crashed into a cliff on the Isle Of Arran yesterday. Belfast Coastguard was contacted at 4pm by Police Scotland for assistance after a mid air collision between two paragliders…
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#Coastguard - Ireland's coastguard is about to get a boost to its IT infrastructure thanks to its new computer system for co-ordinating rescues nationwide. As the Irish Examiner reports, Critical Software won the Irish Coast Guard's tender for an incident…
Boater Alerts Coastguard By Flare After Double Engine Failure
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#Coastguard - The Irish Examiner reports on the coastguard rescue of a boater whose RIB suffered a double engine failure off the Clare coast yesterday (Friday 7 August). Volunteers from Doolin Coast Guard launched to the 18ft boat, which was…
Coastguard Recover Body Of Cliff Faller Off Clare Coast
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#Coastguard - The body of a man seen falling from the Cliffs of Moher has been recovered off Co Clare, as the Irish Examiner reports. Air and sea coastguard teams from Sligo and Doolin located the body of the man soon…
Coastguard Rescues Howth Head Cliff Faller, Swimming Teens In Kerry
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard were involved in two rescues on opposite sides of the country yesterday (Saturday 18 July), coming to the aid of a woman who fell from cliffs on Howth Head and two teens who got…
Caernarfon Search & Rescue Helicopter Service Launch Marked in Ceremony
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#CaernarfonSAR – The launch of the Caernarfon civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Wednesday 8 July) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Caernarfon Airport in North Wales. Bristow Helicopters Ltd, is operating…
Man Critical After Fall From Portrane Cliff
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#Coastguard - TheJournal.ie reports that a man is in critical condition after a fall from a cliff at Portrane in north Co Dublin last night (Saturday 20 June). The Irish Coast Guard's Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 attended the scene with…
Howth Coast Guard Rescue Cliff Path Faller
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#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard were tasked yesterday (Tuesday 16 June) at 4.15pm to an initial report of a faller on the cliff path at Howth Summit. When a coastguard member arrived at the reported scene, he could find nobody…
Irish Coast Guard Puts Chopper Range To Test With Scilly Isles Rescue
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#Coastguard - Two helicopters from the Irish Coast Guard's new long-range rescue fleet were dispatched in a multi-agency response to a sunken fishing trawler off the Isles of Scilly in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 19 May). As…
Coastguard Airlifts Injured Fisherman In Atlantic Drama
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#Coastguard - Waterford's Rescue 117 helicopter evacuated a fisherman with a crush injury to his leg from a trawler some 180km off the Irish coast yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 29 April). The Irish Independent has dramatic video of the Irish Coast…
Water-Based Emergency Calls Will Go Directly To Coastguard
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#Coastguard - All water-based emergency calls to 999 or 112 will be relayed directly to the Irish Coast Guard, as The Irish Times reports. The new measure – first considered by then Transport Minister Leo Varadkar in July 2013 –…
Coastguard Chopper Operator Hails 'Milestone' Year
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#Coastguard - Shannon-based Rescue 115's "milestone" year has been highlighted by the operator of Ireland's coastguard helicopter fleet. In an interview with Aviation Today, CHC general operations manager Chris Hodson said 2014's "significant number of missions" was down to the…
Coastguard Rescues Two After Howth Cliff Fall
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#Coastguard - The Irish Examiner reports on an Irish Coast Guard callout to rescue two men who got into difficulty on Howth Head yesterday evening (Friday 27 March). One of the men in their 20s had apparently fallen on the…

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