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The Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter
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#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
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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
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#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
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#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…
Coastguard Helicopter R116
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Our maritime environment gives so much to so many people. Whether it be a source of living for coastal communities, essential transport services for an island nation or the pleasure of watersports, the waters of Ireland provide workspaces and playgrounds…
Wreckage believed to be from the downed coastguard helicopter has been found on Black Rock, close to where its black box has been detected
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#Rescue116 - The Irish Lights vessel Granuaile is in Galway preparing to join the search for the missing crew of Rescue 116, according to Galway Bay FM. The multifunctional vessel, built to operate in difficult sea conditions, is being stocked…
Irish Coastguard helicopters have become the potent symbol of a civilised society in an island setting
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While it may be a matter of discussion as to whether or not Ireland is truly a maritime nation, there is no doubting the fact that we are an aviational people to a remarkable degree. We’ve inherited a deeply-felt distrust…
Dara Fitzpatrick as pictured in Afloat in June 1994 - then a 22-year-old helicopter co-pilot with four years of flying experience already under her belt
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - Tributes have poured in for Dara Fitzpatrick, the senior pilot who lost her life in yesterday’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter incident off Blacksod in Co Mayo. Speaking to RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland earlier, sister Niamh Fitzpatrick, praised…
A major search operation has been ongoing since the early hours for Rescue 116 and its crew off Blacksod in Co Mayo
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#Rescue116 - One person has been taken from the scene in the search for an Irish Coast Guard helicopter and crew that went missing off Mayo in the early hours of this morning, according to the Galway Advertiser. Update 2.55pm: The…
A major sea search is underway off the Co Mayo coast, near Blacksod for a Coast Guard Helicopter
Coastguard
A major sea search is ongoing off the county Mayo coast approximately six miles west of Blacksod this morning. At approximately 1am this morning contact was lost with a Coast Guard SAR Helicopter off the West Coast of Ireland during a…
Tributes Paid To ‘True & Honest Hero’ Coastguard Winchman Daithí Ó’Cearbhalláin
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Tributes are being paid to Irish Coast Guard and Irish Air Corps helicopter winchman Daithí Ó’Cearbhalláin, who has died after a short illness, as the Clare Herald reports. With the coastguard at Shannon since 2002, Dublin native Ó’Cearbhalláin…
Winchman’s Decision-Making ‘Sound’ During Teen Rescue Tragedy
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The actions of a helicopter winchman during an incident in which a 14-year-old girl rescued from the sea fell back into the water have been found to be “sound” by an official investigation. Aoife Winterlich died in hospital…
New Coastguard Helicopter Hangar For Dublin Airport
Coastguard
#Coastguard - This month sees the start of construction of a new hangar at Dublin Airport for the Irish Coast Guard helicopter fleet, as Coast Monkey reports. The new operations centre at the current base for Rescue 116 comes half-way…

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