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Man Critical After Fall From Portrane Cliff
#Coastguard - 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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…
Irish Coast Guard Valentia MRSC Commemorated After 100 Years of Service
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today marked the commemoration of 100 years of services at the Irish Coast Guard Valentia Marine Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC). A plaque unveiled by Minister Donohoe pays tribute to all the…
Minister Opens New Coast Guard Unit in Doolin
#coastguard – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D has opened the newly-built Coast Guard Station in Doolin, Co Clare. As one of the busiest Coast Guard Units in the country, this new facility provides the local Volunteer…
Volunteers' Time Wasted On Bray Head Hoax Call
#Coastguard - Search and rescue volunteers have expressed their frustration over a hoax call to Bray Head this past Monday night (2 March). As the Irish Independent reports, Greystones Coast Guard responded to a report that an elderly man had…
Fishing Boat Skipper Saves Crew With Swift Action
#holyhead – Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre coordinated the rescue of three fishermen last night after their vessel started taking on water at the start of its fishing trip. At 22.22 yesterday the fishing vessel 'Cesca' reported that it was on…
Windsurfer Disappears in Foggy Conditions Near Morecambe Bay
#coastguard – HM Coastguard is coordinating a search for a missing windsurfer this evening near the mouth of the River Lune, Lancashire, after receiving a report at 4.30pm that four windsurfers had been out and three had made it back…
Howth Coast Guard Volunteers Rescue Dog Trapped On Cliff
#Coastguard - A dog trapped on cliffs at Balscadden Bay was said to be "in good form" after he was rescued by volunteers with Howth Coast Guard yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 January). The dog, who became trapped while exploring the…
Stormy Autumn Contributed To Record 2014 Coast Guard Response Statistics
#coastguard – The Coast Guard has seen a record response for 2014, with it being particularly relevant to the Shannon SAR Helicopter who flew the Bases 300th mission last week. As already reported two days ago, the Coast Guard…
Another Record Year For Irish Coast Guard In 2014
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported another record year for both missions flown and lives saved, according to the Irish Examiner. Among the stats announced by the rescue service for 2014 is a 72% increase in the number…
Surfer Found Safe And Sound In Lahinch Beach Search
#Coastguard - The Clare Herald reports on the happy outcome after a search for a missing surfer near Lahinch yesterday afternoon (Monday 15 December). Members of the Irish Coast Guard's Doolin unit began combing the beaches of Lahinch after an…

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