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Rick Tomlinson Addresses 'Sailing By the Lee' Luncheon
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Today's 'Sailing by the Lee' lunch in Cork in aid of the RNLI featured guest speaker Rick Tomlinson, the Round the World Photographer who hails from the Isle of Man. The lunch began with a drinks reception sponsored by The…
Flare Sighting Sparks Search off Cork Harbour
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RNLI lifeboats from Ballycotton and Youghal responded to reports of white flare seen south of Ballycotton in East Cork tonight. The LE Emer was off Power Head, east of Cork Harbour, when the report was received and proceeded to the…
RNLI Lifeboats Launch Over a Thousand Times in Ireland During 2010
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Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued 1,094 people in Ireland, launching 1,002 times. Figures released today (Tuesday 25 January 2010) by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) show an increase of 8 per cent in the number of people brought to…
Sunken Cruiser to be Lifted in Fenit
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A Sealine motor cruiser that hit rocks in Tralee Bay early on Sunday morning on a run back from Ballydavid is due to be lifted on to Fenit pier this week. Eight people were rescued by Fenit lifeboat and the boat…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Two Canoeists
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Bangor Lifeboat launched at 11:40 am on Monday 24th January to rescue two canoeists from a stretch of water lying between the Copeland Island and Donaghadee known locally as the Donaghadee Sound. One of the canoeists had apparently entered the…
Two Canoeists Call for Help from Belfast Coastguard
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At around 11.30 this morning Belfast Coastguard were alerted to two people in distress after one of them was pitched into the water from his capsized canoe and had been struggling, without success to get back into the craft. The…
Fisherman Still Missing off Cork Harbour
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UPDATE: Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat has launched this morning to help search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay in Cork Harbour. The alarm was raised when one fisherman managed to swim ashore shortly before 11am and alert the emergency services…
Ballycotton in Search for Missing Person
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Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, has launched to assist in a search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay, near Cork harbour. The alarm was raised when a companion swam ashore and alerted the emergency services. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat's eta…
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched to Assist Crab Fishing Boat
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RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:20 pm on Monday 17th January to assist 1 person aboard a 21ft crab fishing boat which had experienced gearbox mechanical failure close to shore. Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew…
Llandudno Lifeboat Celebrates 150 Years
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The 30-strong crew of Llandudno RNLI are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their branch's founding. "We are very proud to have reached this milestone," spokesman Alan Sharp told the Daily Post. Since 1861 the Llandudno lifeboat has saved 550 lives…
Portaferry RNLI Rescues Four from Fishing Vessel
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The Portaferry RNLI lifeboat was involved in the rescue of four men from a fishing boat that ran aground off the coast last Monday evening, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The lifeboat aling with the Portaferry and Newcastle Coastguard and and…
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Concern about an overdue small boat with two persons on board led to a call for Baltimore lifeboat to carry out a search and rescue operation in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork on December 30th. Two men in a small dinghy…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Called out Twice on Last Day of 2010
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Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat finished 2010 with two services on the last day of the first decade, making 2010 the busiest year of its 10 year existence.  The Volunteer crew members were awoken by pagers just after 4am, and requested to launch…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Remembers Christmas Eve Tragedy of 1895
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A ceremony remembering 15 RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve is to take place later today. The RNLI lifeboat station in Dun Laoghaire is holding it's traditional ceremony at midday at a memorial…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Transfers Injured Man from Bere Island to Bantry in Blizzard
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Lifeboat crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched this afternoon (Tuesday 21 December 2010) at 3.30pm to transfer a man from Bere Island to Bantry in West Cork after he was injured in a fall.  The lifeboat crew had to step in…
Portrush Lifeboat Goes on Snow Patrol
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A snow laden Portrush All weather Lifeboat 'The William Gordon Burr' makes a fine photographic subject during an exercise off the North Coast. Related Safety posts RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Safety News Rescue News from RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Coast…

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