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Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - The interim report from the investigation into the Rescue 116 tragedy has found that the Irish Coast Guard helicopter “pitched up rapidly” in its final seconds before crashing off Co Mayo a month ago. Data recovered from the…
Donaghdee Lifeboat
Island Nation
The Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboats launched last week following a ‘Mayday’ call. It was a hoax. Someone decided to make a false call and those two lifeboat crews in Northern Ireland started a search for what was reported to…
Rescue 116 – the hope is that with the extensive monitoring both at sea and on shore that the remains of missing crew Paul and Ciaran would be found
Coastguard
After four weeks searching for missing crew of Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 116, the Air Accident Investigation Unit and An Garda Síochána in conjunction with Coast Guard have expressed their sincere appreciation to the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) and Marine Institute…
A screen grab showing boats involved in this morning's #R116 search off the Mayo coast
Coastguard
The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre in Malin is managing the surface search for the two missing crewmen of Rescue 116 this morning with a reported large number of fishing vessels that have offered their services. The search is being…
Rescue 116 went down at Black Rock off the Mullet Peninsula on 14 March
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre in Malin will tomorrow (Saturday 8 April) assist with managing the surface search for the two missing crewmen of Rescue 116 by a large number of fishing vessels that have offered their…
Coast Guard Helicopter R116 – the search for two missing crew continues
Coastguard
Remote Operations Vehicle (ROV) operations, conducted by Marine Institute specialists on-board the Granuaile in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Air Accident Investigation Unit continued overnight and are ongoing. Wind has freshened overnight, which may constrain certain elements of the…
The new Head of Maritime Operations, Julie-Anne Wood
Coastguard
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Head of Maritime Operations, Julie-Anne Wood, has made history by becoming the first woman to achieve this rank in the history of Her Majesty’s Coastguard. The role of Head of Maritime Operations heads up…
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon
RNLI Lifeboats
#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast. As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - No sign of missing Irish Coast Guard crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith has been found after search teams succeeded in lifting the wreck of Rescue 116 off the sea bed yesterday (Sunday 2 April), as TheJournal.ie…
The Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter
Coastguard
#Medevac - The Irish Coast Guard launched to separate medevacs for fishermen who sustained injuries off the Cork and Clare coasts this weekend, as BreakingNews.ie reports. In Cork yesterday (Sunday 2 April), the Shannon-based coastguard helicopter Rescue 115 airlifted a…
Coast guard Rescue Helicopter R116
Coastguard
The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents, Mr. Jurgen Whyte, in conjunction with the appointed Investigator-in-Charge, Mr. Paul Farrell, say there were 'no mechanical anomalies' identified during the initial analysis of data retrieved from the Coastguard Helicopter that crashed off the…
Funeral Of Capt Mark Duffy Takes Place In Louth As Salvage Team Drafted To Rescue 116 Wreck Site
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The funeral of Irish Coast Guard Captain Mark Duffy took place in Blackrock, Co Louth yesterday (Thursday 30 March), as The Irish Times reports. President Michael D Higgins was among those in attendance to pay respects to the…
Divers are searching the wreck of Rescue 116 off the eastern side of Black Rock
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - Divers are working at the Rescue 116 wreck site to recover the body of one of three crewmen missing since the Irish Coast Guard helicopter went down off the North Mayo coast 11 days ago, as The Irish…
Black Box Recovered From Rescue 116 Wreck Site
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - Search teams have successfully recovered Rescue 116’s flight recorder, or ‘black box’, from the sea bed off Black Rock on the North Mayo coast. The flight recorder is now in the custody of the Air Accident Investigation Unit…
The Marine Institute's Celtic Voyager has been assisting in the search for the wreckage of RII6
Coastguard
The AAIU in consultation with An Garda Síochána, the Navy, the Coast Guard, the GSI and the Marine Institute wish to advise that following initial Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations the wreckage of R116 has been positively located on the…
AAIU Statement on Investigation into the Loss of R116
Coastguard
The AAIU wishes to extend its sincere sympathies to the families and friends of the crew of R116. The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents, Mr. Jurgen Whyte, in consultation with the appointed Investigator-in-Charge, Mr. Paul Farrell, wishes to make the…

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