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Portrush RNLI assist with the rescue of a man who fell on rocks near Dunluce Castle
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#RNLI - It was another busy day for North Coast lifeboat volunteer crews as both Portrush RNLI lifeboats were launched for the second time in 24 hours yesterday evening (Sunday 24 July). The all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched at 5.30pm…
Skerries RNLI recover their Atlantic 85 lifeboat after the callout
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on Saturday afternoon (23 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a concerned member of public about a swimmer in difficulty. The lifeboat launched shortly after 12.30pm…
Bangor RNLI towing the broken down motorboat to Carrickfergus
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#RNLI - At 7:30am yesterday morning (Saturday 23 July), Bangor RNLI was requested by HM Coastguard to attend a boat off Carrickfergus in Belfast Lough, following the firing of a red distress flare. On arrival at the scene, the volunteer…
Rosslare RNLI lifeboat
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While out on a weekly lifeboat exercise Rosslare RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out by the Coast Guard to two separate incidents. The first incident, which occurred close to the Burrow point at Rosslare Strand, involved a small dog…
Skerries RNLI rescuing four men after their speedboat drifted onto rocks at Colt Island
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a vessel that had suffered engine failure near the islands off the North Co Dublin coastal town. The lifeboat launched shortly after…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Boys Trapped On Rocks
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#RNLI - It was just a routine exercise for Bangor RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew on Sunday night (17 July) until they got the call to rescue two young boys who were cut off by a rising tide while fishing at…
Red Bay RNLI prepares to tow the 40ft yacht to Cushendall
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#RNLI - Red Bay RNLI was paged at 6am this morning (Wednesday 20 July) to go to the aid of a 40ft yacht, with two people on board, after the vessel suffered engine failure and was unable to move. The…
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather and inshore lifeboats at sea
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#RNLI - Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched on Monday afternoon (Monday 18 July) after the Irish Coast Guard received a report of a capsized boat drifting off Greystones. The inshore lifeboat was first on scene and located the upturned Laser yacht,…
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat
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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched at 10.20pm yesterday evening to assist seven young people on board a 15ft–RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with engine difficulties near Coolbawn Quay, on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. Winds were westerly, Force 3, visibility…
Fethard Lifeboat Launches Twice In 24 Hours To Woodstown Strand
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Monday 18 July) for the second time in 24 hours, to a report of four people in difficulty due to dense fog at Woodstown Strand. The Irish Coast Guard received a report that…
L-R RNLI Lifeguards, Bosco McAuley, Ali Boyd and Stephen Parish pictured yesterday in front of the RNLI Rescue Water Craft following the rescue at Whiterocks
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In a dramatic rescue on Whiterocks beach at Portrush in County Antrim yesterday three RNLI lifeguards rescued two body boarders from rocks. In waves that reached well over head height the lifeguards launched their Rescue Water Craft and brought the two…
Crosshaven RNLI comes to the aid of the grounded yacht
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#RNLI - A major search was mounted on the south coast between Crosshaven and Kinsale on Friday (15 July) after a lone yachtsman broadcast a Mayday call that he was on the rocks at the Little Sovereign Rock. Lifeboat pagers…
Fethard RNLI at sea
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI's inshore lifeboat Tradewinds launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 17 July) to a 6m RIB with a fouled propeller off Woodstown Strand in Waterford. The RIB got into difficulty when its propeller became entangled in mussel cages within…
Dunmore East RNLI assist the stricken yacht outside the harbour
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#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI's lifeboat crew launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 16 July) to assist a 38ft yacht with four people on board. The sailing vessel, half a mile east of Dunmore East Harbour, had…
Donaghadee RNLI's all-weather lifeboats Saxon
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#RNLI - Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat crew saved a stricken yacht with one person onboard after it was left helpless in poor weather off the coast of Millisle, Co Down. Donaghadee lifeboat Saxon and her volunteer crew sped to the last…
Howth RNLI All weather lifeboat tows the yacht. See video below.
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Howth RNLI launched at 1.15pm Thursday 14th July 2016 to reports of Sailing Yacht with 4 adults and 3 children aground just off Ireland Eye. The casualty vessel was quickly located and towed to safety. The request to launch came…

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