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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.…
Elderly Beachgoer Dies At Lahinch
#Coastguard - A man in his 70s has died after collapsing in the shallows at the popular beach at Lahinch, Co Clare yesterday afternoon. As The Irish Times reports, the man suddenly collapsed and was quickly pulled from the water…
Coast Guard Encourages Swimmers to Swim Only at Recognised Recreational Areas
#coastguard –The Irish Coast Guard strongly urges people not to engage in activities that put themselves at risk by diving or swimming in places that are not recognised recreational areas and may pose underwater dangers that are not readily obvious.…
One Man & His Dog Rescued From Yacht
#coastguard – A Coastguard-coordinated rescue in the Bristol Channel last night (Thursday 24th) has underlined the importance of ensuring a vessel is seaworthy and properly equipped before taking to the waves. Just before midnight, the Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre…
Coast Guard Urges People Not to Go to Sea in Unsuitable Craft
#coastguard – The Coast Guard is urging people not to go to sea in unsuitable craft. Coast Guard units all over the country are dealing with an increase in calls because of supermarket-bought inflatable craft being used at sea. The…
Coast Guard Finds Child at Base of Cliff
#coastguard – Belfast Coastguard coordinated the search yesterday evening for a child who was missing near cliffs close to the Silvercliff Caravan Park at Ballycastle. The Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Teams, a Police helicopter, the rescue helicopter from RAF…
Coastguard Oil Spill Equipment Tested on Belfast Lough
#marinepollution – New high-tech equipment that can be deployed anywhere in the UK to clean up oil spills is today being put to the test in Belfast Harbour. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has recently purchased two new pieces…
HSE Defends Coastguard Medevac For Islands Tourist With Broken Ankle
#Coastguard - The HSE has been criticised for deploying two Irish Coast Guard helicopters to the Aran Islands for injured woman who could have been transported to hospital by a commercial flight. The Irish Times reports that the HSE West…
Irish Coast Guard Advice to Public Over June Bank Holiday Weekend
#coastguard – The Irish Coast Guard has today issued advice to members of the public in advance of the June Bank Holiday in relation to Water Safety, Cliff Walking and other Water sports and Coastal Activities. Throughout the summer (as…
Top Award For Sligo Coastguard Chopper Crew
#Coastguard - Four members of Sligo's Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew are in Canada this week to receive a prestigious award for their efforts in the rescue of a climber from the Bluestack Mountains. As The Irish Times reports, the…

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