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Campaign to Preserve NI Coastguard Service
Supporters of Northern Ireland's coastguard control centre have launched a campaign to prevent any reduction of its service. As previously reported on, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Bangor faces the axe under proposals to streamline coastguard services across…
Cameron Dodges Issue of Bangor Closure
British Prime Minister has dismissed concerns over the potential loss of Northern Ireland's Coastguard centre. The Belfast Telegraph reports that when questioned on the future of the Bangor control centre by DUP MP Jim Shannon, David Cameron replied that he…
Coast Guard Statistics Show more than 3,500 people assisted, a 20% increase on 2009
Today, the Irish Coast Guard published details of incidents responded to in 2010, which show the following important trends: A total of 3,570 persons were assisted last year, a 20% increase on the 2009 figure. Total number of incidents responded to…
Coast Guard Rescues Woman in Clontarf
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. Four Coast Guard search teams were deployed to the area after a passer-by…
Fishermen Rescued From Sinking Vessel off Ardglass
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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 The Shannon-based Coast Guard Helicopter reached the boat shortly before 2pm and succeeded in…
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,…
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…
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…

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…

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