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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…
Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) Becomes part of New HM Coastguard Network
#coastguard – Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) is to become part of the new Coastguard national network for the very first time this week. Work has been carried out at the search and rescue coordination centre to upgrade the technology…
Howth Coast Guard Seeks New Recruits
#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard in North Co Dublin has announced it is recruiting new members to volunteer in and respond to cliff and coastal emergencies in the local area. No experience is required and all training is provided, but…
Planning To Light Chinese Lanterns Tonight? Let The Coast Guard Know
#ChineseLanterns - With Halloween celebrations kicking off this evening as soon as the sun goes down, Bundoran RNLI has a timely reminder for anyone considering lighting Chinese lanterns. A simple courtesy call to the Irish Coast Guard to let them…
Search for Missing Boy off Holyhead
#coastguard – Coastguards are this afternoon searching for a 12-year-old boy who is believed to have been swept out to sea at Aberffraw. Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call at around 12.30 this lunchtime reporting that three people were stuck…
Doolin Coast Guard Moves Into New Station
#Coastguard - More than a year after getting final approval from then Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the new coastguard station at Doolin has opened at last, as the Irish Examiner reports. The 25 volunteer members of the Irish Coast…
One Body Recovered, Two Rescued Alive in West Cork Yachting Accident
#westcorkyacht – Two people have been found alive and one body has been recovered after a boating accident off West Cork this morning. Our photo from the scene taken at dawn this morning show the rescue operation underway with the…
Man Rescued From Flooded Car on Lancashire Causeway
#coastguard – A man has been rescued from his car after being swamped by the rising tide on the causeway between Overton and Sunderland Point. Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after midday.…

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