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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…
New Search and Rescue Contract will see Faster Aircraft introduced to Irish Waters
Coastguard
CHC Helicopter has been awarded a 10-year, €500 million contract to provide Search and Rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Ireland's Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, will join senior representatives from the Irish Coast Guard and CHC…
Signing of Search and Rescue Helicopter Contract Tomorrow
Coastguard
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd July 2010, Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey T.D., will sign a contract awarding the provision of Helicopter SAR services to CHC Ireland. The company will use the new Sikorsky S92A machine in its SAR role.
Howth Coastguard in Car Plunge Rescue
Coastguard
Howth Coast Guard were paged yesterday to a car that had crashed into Howth harbour. Ten members of the unit joined members of the RNLI Lifeboat, Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade. Two people had been in the car when it had gone off…
Coastguard Pilot Flies 500th Mission
Coastguard
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey yesterday congratulated an Irish Coast Guard pilot who has just completed his 500th rescue mission, becoming one of a handful of helicopter pilots in western Europe to have done so. On July 11, operating from…
Robot Submarine to be Used in Joint Exercise off Cork Coast
Coastguard
A major marine search and recovery exercise co-ordinated by the Irish Coast Guard will to take place off the Cork coastline this week from 12-15 July 2010 it was announced today. The exercise, in conjunction with the Marine Institute, the Commissioner…
Overdue Divers Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
Coastguard
A search took place this afternoon on the Irish Sea for two missing divers, who had not resurfaced, off the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. Liverpool Coastguard received a '999' call at 12:30 pm from the dive boat informing them of…
Lost Vessel Saved From Lough Erne Rocks
Coastguard
A 999 call from the Motor Cruiser ‘Wee Rascal’ on Lough Erne in the early hours of this morning called on all the investigative powers of Belfast Coastguard as the vessel wasn’t even close to its reported position. The vessel…
Helicopter Crew Commended For Dramatic Air-Sea Rescue
Coastguard
The crew of an emergency search and rescue helicopter has been awarded the Best of Irish Award for rescuing a stricken pilot when his light aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea. The six-strong crew of R117, employed by CHC Helicopter…
'Captain Calamity' Rescued Twice in Two Days
Coastguard
A lone sailor in the Irish Sea who was rescued south of Mumbles yesterday with no power and almost no safety equipment on board has just been rescued again after setting out for the second time and once again losing…
Coastguard holds man against rock until help arrives
Coastguard
Belfast Coastguard have been co-ordinating assistance to a man who fell into the sea by rocks near Bloody Bridge in Newcastle, County Down earlier this afternoon.  The first report was that the man had been fishing and was clinging on…
UK Coastguard Now Has 40,000 Beacons on its Register
Coastguard
The UK 406 EPIRB Registry based at MRCC Falmouth reached a new milestone this month by registering their 40,000th beacon, meaning the database has doubled in size in three years. The team has worked tirelessly to provide good customer service…
Major Air and Sea Search Called off
Coastguard
Following a report of a flare tonight, an extensive search of an area west of Cork Harbour was conducted but nothing was found and the search was called off. Emergency services had received reports of a red flare seen at…
Kayaker recovered off Traeth Mawr
Coastguard
At 12.00 noon yesterday Holyhead Coastguard on the Irish Sea received a 999 call from an Aberffraw resident reporting that a woman had come to her house and asked that the Coastguard be alerted to a person in difficulty off…

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