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Canadian Canoes Swamped Crossing Strangford Lough
#canoe – An overnight trip to Salt Island ended prematurely when five Canadian canoes were swamped by waves as they crossed Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.At just after 12 noon a member of the public called 999 to report that…
Coastguard Airlifts Injured Fisherman From Norwegian Trawler
#Coastguard - reports that the Irish Coast Guard was involved in the rescue of an injured fisherman from a Norwegian trawler hundreds of miles off the west coast in the early hours Monday (24 February). Coastguard helicopter Rescue 115…
Coast Guard Appeal to Exercise Caution During 'Red Alert' Severe Weather
#storm – Members of the public have been urged to exercise extreme caution on exposed coastal areas this afternoon as Met Éireann issues an red alert. Met Éireann has a red weather alert in force. Coastal areas will experience winds…
Joint Garda Síochána & Coast Guard Appeal for Caution During weekend Stormy Weather
#orangealert – Members of the public have been urged to heed the advice of An Garda Síochána and the Coast Guard as Met Éireann issues an orange alert for Gale warning and a yellow alert for risk of localised flooding.…
Coastguard Working Closer With HSE Says Chief
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard enjoyed an eight-fold increase its work with the HSE last year, according to the service's chief. Chris Reynolds was speaking before a select sub-committee hearing at the Oireachtas last week, at which he explained…
Passengers Rescued After Wave Hits Bus in Pembrokeshire
#coast guard – Ten people have been rescued after the bus they were travelling on was hit by a large wave in Newgale in Wales. Milford Haven Coastguard was contacted just after 7pm this evening with reports that the bus…
Coast Guard Warning as Met Éireann Issues Orange Weather Alert
#weatherwarning – Southerly gales will develop overnight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea, gradually veering southwest to west later tonight and tomorrow and increasing gale to storm force. Frequent heavy showers, some thundery with sleet and…
Howth Coast Guard Assists Medevac From Fishing Vessel
#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard was among many emergency units responding yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 January) to an incident on a fishing vessel in Dublin Bay where a crew member had fallen in a storage area and lost consciousness. Coastguard…
Coast Guard Issues Warning as Met Éireann Issues Orange Weather Alert
#coastguard – Members of the public have been urged to heed the advice of the Irish Coast Guard as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick. An orange…
Irish Coast Guard Fleet On Par With Europe's Best Says Chief
#Coastguard - The rescue of a lost dog from a cliff on Valentia Island is just one of the latest achievements of a coastguard - both volunteer and professional - that boasts a fleet "as good as you'll find anywhere…
S92 Search & Rescue Helicopter Launched in Dublin
#coastguard – Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar officially launched the Coast Guard's new state-of-the-art S92 search & rescue helicopter for the Dublin region in Weston Airport today. This is the fourth and final Sikorsky S92 helicopters to…
Canoeists Rescued After Lough Neagh Capsize
#canoe – Three canoeists have been pulled from the water after getting into difficulty in Lough Neagh. Belfast Coastguard received a call on VHF channel 16 just after 1pm yesterday afternoon reporting that three canoeists had fallen into the water…
Tidal Surge Warning Issued By NI Coast Guard
#coastguard – Belfast Coastguard are issuing a warning following the Met Office forecast for rain during the remainder of Sunday and for strong winds or gales on Monday. The Northern Ireland and Scottish Coastline is expected to get hit with…
Missing Man's Body Found Off Kerry Coast
#Coastguard - The Irish Times reports that the body of a man who was reported missing off Ballybunion on Co Kerry at the weekend has been found this afternoon (31 December). The remains of the 64-year-old were recovered by the…
Marine Safety Changes 'Unwise And Unsafe' Says Coastguard Chief
#Coastguard - Proposals to cut Malin Head's coastguard watches from round-the-clock to just 12 hours threaten to “to tear up 30 years of progress” in marine safety, as The Irish Times reports. The statement by Irish Coast Guard chief Chris…
Severe Weather Prevents Coastguard Medevac From Spanish Fishing Boat
#Coastguard - reports that yesterday's severe storm conditions forced two Irish Coast Guard helicopters to stand down a mission to retrieve an ill fisherman from a Spanish trawler 100 miles off the west coast last night (27 December). A…

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