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Three Callouts In Two Days For Portaferry Lifeboat
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#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI has urged the public to be vigilant and to take care near or on water this summer following three callouts in two days for the Co Down lifeboat station. The volunteer lifeboat crew was first put…
Red Bay RNLI Inshore lifeboat
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Lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI rescued a man who fell over a wall sustaining multiple injuries in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 31 July). The man who fell at 2.30am landed close to rocks beside the lifeboat…
Lough Derg RNLI attend a cruiser aground at Ryan's Point
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There have been two back to back callouts for Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to assist a family of seven on a 40ft–cruiser aground at the Goat Road, and to assist a family of five on board at 35ft–cruiser aground at…
The three women were on passage from Norway to the Caribbean. See video below
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Larne RNLI rescued three people late last night (Friday 29 July) after their 6m yacht got into difficulty off the Antrim coast. The three women were on passage from Norway to the Caribbean having come through the Caledonian canal, and…
Skerries RNLI en route to Rush Harbour
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on Thursday evening (28 July) to reports of a 21ft boat with a fouled propeller south of Rush Harbour. A person on board the stricken vessel had contacted one…
Des Davitt and Dave O'Leary have received awards from the RNLI in recognition of their service over the years
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#RNLI - Two members of Wicklow Lifeboat Station have received awards from the RNLI in recognition of their dedication and service over the years. Deputy second coxswain Dave O’Leary has been awarded the crewman’s Long Service Badge for meritorious service…
Youghal RNLI's inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Youghal RNLI in East Cork was requested to launch twice this past Sunday (24 July) to separate reports of a boat with engine trouble and a missing person. The volunteer lifeboat crew were first called upon to launch…
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…

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