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Coast Guard Rescues Woman in Clontarf
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A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched to rescue a woman from the water close to Bull Bridge in Clontarf on Sunday night, The Irish Times reports. http://news.ie.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=155746525 Four Coast Guard search teams were deployed to the area after a passer-by…
Fishermen Rescued From Sinking Vessel off Ardglass
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Four fishermen have been rescued last night from a 58 foot wooden Fishing Vessel 'Karen', after hitting rocks near the entrance to Ardglass Harbour and taking on water. The crew of the Fishing vessel had prepared their liferaft, as the…
Coastguard Rescue Teams Assist NHS in Snow Affected Areas
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Welsh Coastguard Rescue Teams along the Irish Sea coast are assisting the NHS in North Wales today as heavy snow affects the area. Cemaes Coastguard Rescue Team transported critical staff from Llanddeusant to Cefni Hospital, Llanerchymedd and Llangefni to Ysbyty…
NI Coastguard Centre Faces Scale Back, Possible Closure
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The UK's shipping minister has announced proposals that would see a reduction in operational hours or even the closure of Northern Ireland's coastguard command centre. Earlier this week news emerged that the rescue command centre at Bangor was under threat…
Single Handed Yachtsman Caught in Gale Calls for Assistance
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Liverpool Coastguard have been coordinating assistance to a small yacht 'The Tern' since 3.00 am this morning at Whitehaven on the Irish Sea Coast. The yacht owner had been seeking permission to come into the harbour seeking a safe haven…
New World Class Coast Guard National Marine Operations Centre Opens
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This morning Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD opened the new Irish Coast Guard National Marine Operations Centre in the Irish Coast Guard headquarters, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2. The Irish Coast Guard National Maritime Operations Centre houses Ireland’s Maritime Rescue…
Stornoway Helicopter Reports Busiest Year Ever
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Scottish Coastguard rescue helicopter based in Stornoway has recorded its busiest ever year after clocking up in excess of 200 callouts in 2010. It is the first time the rescue helicopter team has reached the milestone figure for missions in any…
NI Coastguard Centre May Face Closure
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Public spending cuts in the UK could see the closure of Northern Ireland's only coastguard rescue command centre, the News Letter reports. The coalition government is expected to announce phasing out of a number of the UK's 19 coastguard centres…
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An attempt to rescue an injured crewman off the Co. Cork coast for the second time has proved successful according to a report today on RTE.ie The Shannon-based Coast Guard Helicopter reached the boat shortly before 2pm and succeeded in…
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Tributes have been paid to one of the Irish Coast Guard's longest serving and most experienced air-sea rescue crew member, according to Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times. Noel Donnelly (55), who is retiring after more than 30 years' service,…
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At 17.05 pm last night Belfast Coastguard received a 999 call from an angler reporting that he was in difficulty.The man who is on holiday in the area was out angling on Lough Erne in his 2.4 metre open boat, when…
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A man has been pronounced deceased at Lancaster Hospital after being rescued from the River Lune in Lancaster this afternoon. At 2.12 pm a member of the public called Liverpool Coastguard to report that they could see a man in…
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Fire on Board Stena Ferry

27th November 2010
Two lifeboats proceeded to the Stena Pioneer this afternoon after crew on the ferry issued a mayday call reporting a fire in their engine room whilst they were on passage to Fleetwood on the Irish Sea.  A helicopter was also…
Warning Issued as Logs Fall from Vessel off South East Coast
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The Irish Coast Guard are currently investigating the loss of logs from a cargo vessel off the south eastern coast. The incident occurred early this morning. The Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopter has already investigated and some of the cargo has…
Coast Guard Urges Public Not to Go Out on Exposed Piers
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The Irish Coast Guard service today issued an important warning to the public about high winds, gales and flooded areas. This warning comes following a weather warning and a strong gale warning issued by Met Eireann today. Southwest winds veering…
Woman Airlifted to Cliff Top
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Earlier this afternoon Milford Haven Coastguard were alerted by local Police to an unfolding incident at Lydstep beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales involving a woman and two children. The woman who is not local to the area was walking with her…

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