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Coast Guard Rescue News from Ireland
The Gobbins coastal path reopens this weekend after significant storm-damage repairs
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#Coastguard - Northern Ireland coastguard teams have taken part in a major rescue exercise The Gobbins in Co Antrim ahead of the cliff path's reopening this May Day weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. As many as 50 volunteers from…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118
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#Rescue - A lobster fisherman was rescued after getting tangled in his vessel's ropes when it overturned off the Donegal coast on Saturday evening (9 April). As TheJournal.ie reports, the rescue of the solo fisherman proved difficult for local coastguard…
One of the Irish Coast Guard's four Sikorsky S-92 long-range SAR helicopters
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#Coastguard - Profits at the contractor providing Ireland's coastguard helicopter service are nearly eight times greater than in 2014, as the Irish Independent reports. CHC Ireland, a subsidiary of the Canadian helicopter services giant, says its turnover jumped by 24%…
Rescue 115, the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92
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#Coastguard - Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter flew to the rescue of a man who survived a 21-metre fall off a sea cliff in West Cork yesterday morning (Monday 7 March). According to the Irish Examiner, Rescue 115 was tasked…
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Just after midnight (16 February) the UK Coastguard received a Mayday emergency call from a yacht which was in difficulties and had run aground near Skerryvore Light, near the Isle of Tiree off the west coast of Scotland. There was…
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#Coastguard - Dublin's Irish Coast Guard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the north-east of Ireland early this morning (Tuesday 16 February), as Independent.ie reports. Rescue 116 assisted Belfast Coastguard in the medevac of a fisherman who suffered head…
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#Coastguard - Poor weather conditions forced the Irish Coast Guard to abort its search for a missing fisherman off the Clare coast yesterday evening (Monday 8 February). As Breaking News reports, the missing individual is understood to have fallen overboard…
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The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, R115, evacuated an injured crewman from a Russian vessel, the Armenak Babaev (110metres in length), approximately 150 miles West of Valentia, Co. Kerry last night. The injured man was airlifted at 17.45hrs to Cork…
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#Coastguard - Plans have been lodged for a new coastguard station in Westport, as the Connacht Telegraph reports. Proposed for a site on Mayo County Council land next to the old boat house on Westport Harbour, the station would comprise…
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#Coastguard - Crosshaven Coast Guard were joined by Waterford's SAR helicopter and the local RNLI in the rescue of a man trapped on rocks by the rising tide under a well-known seaside pub in Co Cork last night (Friday 15…
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The Irish Coast Guard Unit based on the West Pier in Howth Harbour is looking for volunteers.  The Unit is interviewing to fill trainee positions as Cliff Rescue Climbers, Coastal Search and Boat Crew. No experience is necessary. All training,…
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has had its busiest year since 1991, as RTÉ News reports. As of yesterday (Wednesday 30 December), coastguard teams nationwide had completed a combined total of 2,657 missions – an increase of 1% on…
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The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter has medevac'ed a Spanish crewman from a trawler 120 nautical miles SSW of Mizen Head, in County Cork, one of the extreme points of the island of Ireland. 
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#Coastguard - Two callouts on St Stephen's Day brought the Irish Coast Guard's total annual helicopter rescue missions to the 1,000 mark for the first time since the service began in 1991, as RTÉ News reports. Sligo's Rescue 118 had…
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#Xmas - The Irish Coast Guard responded to a surprising distress call this week as a man reported falling off his sleigh over Dollymount Strand. But this was no hoax call, as the Irish Examiner reports. And the VIP, in…
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#Coastguard - Waterford's coastguard helicopter went to the aid of three men and a dog whose boat was grounded on a sandbank near Rosslare Strand yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 December). As BreakingNews.ie reports, coastguard units from Rosslare and Carnsore joined…
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