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RNLI Hovercraft in Rescue of Girl
Coastguard
At 5.30 pm last night Liverpool Coastguard were alerted to a local 15 year old girl in difficulty by the Leasowe Lighthouse on Moreton Common, Wirral, on Merseyside on the far side of the Irish Sea . She was completely…
Woman Airlifted From Beach After Fall
Coastguard
Milford Haven Coastguard on the far side of the Irish sea coordinated assistance yesterday afternoon to a 30 year old woman who had fallen at Skrinkle Haven near Tenby in Wales, and suffered what appeared to be a broken wrist…
Drifting Yacht Starts Shannon Search And Rescue Operation
Coastguard
A Shannon Estuary search and rescue operation was mounted early yesterday (Wednesday) after a yacht was reported adrift and at risk of entering a busy shipping and ferry lane. The alarm was raised shortly after 8.30am after a member of…
Two Men Rescued from Welsh Cliffs
Coastguard
Two men, who became stranded on an Irish sea beach at the bottom of cliffs due to heavy sea conditions, have been recovered by Welsh coastguard rescue officers. Milford Haven Coastguard received a 999 call at 7.15 pm this evening…
Helicopter Rescues Man Who Fell off Howth Head
Coastguard
A man who was critically injured when he fell 100ft off a cliff in Howth has been rescued by the Coastguard helicopter. At 17.30 this evening Howth Coast Guard were requested by Gardai to assist with the search for a…
HM Coastguard Wins GAA Match
Coastguard

HM Coastguard Wins GAA Match

20th September 2010
You know they'll always be there when you need them, but some of the guys from HM Coastguard serving County Down had the opportunity recently to talents of a different kind as they took part in the fifth annual Security…
Dempsey Applauds Irish Coast Guard as new TV Series Showcases Vital Rescue Service
Coastguard
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD today applauded the Irish Coast Guard service as a new TV series on Ireland's national search and rescue service begins on RTE 1 this evening. Speaking today, Minister Dempsey said: "This exciting new series…
Tanker Assists Dismasted Yacht
Coastguard
At quarter past eight this morning, Falmouth Coastguard was contacted by the master of the Motor Tanker Sea Marlin. The crew of the tanker had received on their VHF radio a pan pan urgency call. They were able to identify from…
Welsh Coastguard Evacuate Walkers
Coastguard
At twenty minutes past one this afternoon, Swansea Coastguard received a call from ambulance control requesting assistance to the aid of an injured walker. The lady had called 999 and requested the Welsh ambulance service, after they had taken the…
Go Ahead for New Doolin Coastguard Station
Coastguard
Clare County Council granted planning permission for a €1.9 million coastguard station at Doolin. The new station will have capacity for three boats will be one of the biggest of its kind in Ireland. More from the Clare People HERE. 
Coastguard to Carry Out Irish Sea Windfarm Exercise
Coastguard
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency in conjunction with RWE npower renewables, the RNLI and RAF Search and Rescue, are due to exercise communications, co-ordination and response to a series of mock-maritime incidents in and around the wind turbines at…
Search for Missing Man on Valentia Island
Coastguard
A search is underway on Valentia Island, Co Kerry this afternoon for a 28-year old man who has been missing since last night. The man was one of a party-of-four who were taking photographs in the area.The alarm was raised when…
Welsh Coastguards Carry Out Two Irish Sea Evacuations
Coastguard
A three year old boy and a commercial seaman have both been evacuated from two separate vessels due to medical problems yesterday afternoon. Milford Haven Coastguard was contacted at just before 4.00 pm to report that a child had been…
Howth Coastguard Work Features in 'The Irish Times'
Coastguard
Irish Times reporter Laurence Mackin spent a day with the Howth Coast Guard, and discovers their vital, voluntary work can be distressing as well as rewarding. His feature piece is well worth a read and is published HERE.
Heavy Rains Cut off Walkers
Coastguard
The Police Service of Northern Ireland contacted Belfast Coastguard earlier this afternoon to alert them to a stranded Scottish couple near Bloody Bridge at Newcastle at the base of Slieve Donard, one of the Mourne Mountains, as heavy rains in…
New SAR Contract Will Have Wide Range of Tasks
Coastguard
The new SAR contract signed by Minister Dempsey this morning will se CHCI provide five Helicopters that are four Prime Helicopters and a Back Up Helicopter based initially at Shannon Airport. The first S92A will be commissioned at Shannon in…

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