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Light Aircraft Ditches in Lough Erne
#coastguard – At 4.30pm tonight the Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre was advised by Shannon Air Traffic Control that a light aircraft with two people on board was about to ditch in the Loch Erne area due to low oil pressure.…
Irish Coastguard Helicopter Scrambled In Search for Two Men off Ballycastle
#coastguard – Belfast Coastguard were contacted in the early hours of this morning by the police, following a call they had received from a concerned hotel proprietor whose two male occupants had gone out walking in the Ballycastle area and…
Coast Guard Advises Caution as Met Éireann Issues Gale Warning
#coastguard –  The Coast Guard advises the public to be careful on exposed westerly coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, and promenades this weekend especially Sunday due to forecasted strong gale force westerly winds. Met Éireann has a gale warning…
Coastguard Locates Stricken Irish Sea Vessel & Tows to Safety
#coastguard – A vessel that first reported suffering steering problems off the south west of Scotland early this afternoon has now been found and towed to safety.Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from one of the two people on board…
Merseyside Man Wins Maritime & Coastguard Agency Trainee Officer of the Year
#coastguard – A 21-year-old man from Crosby, Merseyside, has been awarded this year's UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Trainee Officer of the Year award. Philip Cave, from Fleetwood Nautical College, whose training company is Princess Cruises, has been recognised…
HM Coastguard Modernisation Programme Announced
#coastguard – The timetable for completing the modernisation of Her Majesty's Coastguard has been announced. The new national network is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, with the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) operating from autumn 2014.…
Fisherman Rescued By Portaferry Lifeboat After Boat Capsizes off South Rock
#capsize – A man has been taken to hospital after his fishing boat capsized near South Rock, Northern Ireland. Belfast Coastguard received a Mayday call at around 12:30pm today from the man on board the boat, who reported it was…
Belfast Coastguard Search for Missing Fisherman off Portrush
#coastguard – At 4.05pm yesterday Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a 999 emergency call from a member of the public who had witnessed a shore based fisherman entering the water at Ramore Head, Portrush. Belfast Coastguard immediately requested helicopter…
Coast Guard Warning on Jet Ski Dangers
#coastguard – HM Coastguard is again warning people of the dangers of jet skis and personal watercraft (PWC) after a busy summer in North Wales. Between 1 May and 1 September this year, Holyhead Coastguard dealt with almost 30 incidents…
First For Coastguard As All-Female Crew Pilots Shannon Rescue Chopper
#Coastguard - Last Friday 9 August, the Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter Rescue 115 flew its first missions with an all-female flight crew in pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and co-pilot Captain Carmel Kirby.   Capt Fitzpatrick is the chief pilot…
Government Approve Merger of Irish Coast Guard and Marine Survey Office
#Coastguard - Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has met with cabinet approval to the re-organisation of maritime safety and marine emergency which will combine the Irish Coast Guard (ICG) and Marine Survey Office (MSO). According to today's Irish Times, the…
RTÉ's Mooney Show Checks In With Howth Coast Guard
#Coastguard - RTÉ presenter Mary Kingston recently paid a visit to Howth Coast Guard for Radio 1's The Mooney Show as they patrolled Dublin Bay. Among the people they met along the way were a couple who sprang into action…
Coast Guard Recover Boy from Welsh Cliffs
#coastguard – Just before 9pm last night Milford Haven Coastguard received a 999 emergency call reporting a 12–year old boy who had been cut off by the rising tide at Saundersfoot on the Welsh coast. The boy climbed up the…
Spanish Fisherman Airlifted To Hospital in Coastguard Medivac
#Coastguard - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was airlifted by the coastguard from a Spanish fishing trawler off the Galway coast last night (5 August). The Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based Rescue 115 helicopter was dispatched to the trawler…
Concerns Over Staffing Levels At Belfast Coastguard
#Coastguard - The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has attempted to assuage concerns over Northern Ireland's only coastguard control centre as a major union accused the service of staffing shifts below safe levels. As the News Letter reports, this…
17 Canoeists Rescued on Lough Neagh
#rescue – A group of 17 people, including 14 children, involved in a canoeing trip have been rescued after they became stranded on Lough Neagh.Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was first contacted just after 6.45pm this evening by one…
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