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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…
Dublin Rescue Helicopter In Christmas Eve Medevac
#Coastguard - The Howth unit of the Irish Coast Guard reports that it was tasked to assist the Dublin-based rescue helicopter with a medical evacuation landing on Christmas Eve. Rescue 116 landed at the OBI fire brigade training college on…
Belfast Coastguard Short-Staffing Raises Concerns
#Coastguard - Belfast Coastguard was staffed "at below risk assessed levels" on eight separate occasions last month, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The upsetting news was revealed by Britain's Transport Minister Stephen Hammon in response to a parliamentary question on…
Christmas Carol Could Save Your Life, Says Coastguard
#coastguard – Her Majesty's Coastguard is giving you the gift of safety this Christmas. Coastguards have produced their very own Christmas carol video, with 12 top safety tips Last year, Coastguards dealt with 430 search and rescue incidents over the Christmas…
End Of An Era As Irish Coast Guard's Last S61 Retires
#Coastguard - It was the end of an era yesterday (10 December) as the last remaining Sikorsky S61 search and rescue (SAR) helicopter in the Irish Coast Guard fleet stood its final SAR watch since services began in 1991 and…
Irish Coast Guard Helicopters Trialled As Air Ambulances
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard's rescue helicopter fleet is being utilised on a trial basis as an air ambulance service, as RTÉ's Morning Ireland reports. The new fleet of Sikorsky S92 choppers will do double duty as a Helicopter…
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