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Fethard Lifeboat Crew Brings Drifting Pleasure Boat To Safety
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI had a busy weekend, with their second callout in 24 hours seeing launch to reports of an unmanned vessel drifting a half mile off Fethard in Co Wexford. The alarm was raised before 9.30am yesterday morning…
Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued the men close to rocks in West Cork
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The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a Jet–ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore lifeboat speeds past Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour
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Crosshaven lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a member of the public alerted the Coast Guard to an inflatable Dinghy with thre persons on board being blown out to sea. The lifeboat launched at 14.52 and made their way to…
Fethard Lifeboat Rescues Three On Punt Drifting Close To Shore
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#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI were launched yesterday morning (Saturday 6 August 2016) just before 9am to reports of an anchorless 17ft punt with three people onboard in difficulty off Keeragh Island, Co Wexford. Requested to…
Ballycotton RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
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#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI rescued a child yesterday evening (Thursday 4 August) after an offshore breeze pulled her inflatable dinghy out to sea. Ballycotton’s all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Eolan Walsh, was launched around 5.30pm after the nine-year-old girl got into…
On arrival the bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion
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RNLI lifeguards created an exclusion zone up to 300m on Murlough Beach on Monday afternoon following the discovery of an old mortar bomb. Senior lifeguard Peter Kinkaid and lifeguard Tommy Murphy were moving the RNLI’s red and yellow flags at…
RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand has been vandalised again
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The RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand on the North coast has been vandalised for a second time this season.A member of the public reported that at approximately 10pm on Monday night last (1 August), they spotted damage being…
Youghal Lifeboat Rescues Dog On Launch To Boat In Difficulty
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#RNLI - The volunteer crew of Youghal lifeboat were requested to launch on Saturday afternoon (30 July) to reports of a dive boat with engine failure south of Ram Head with two people onboard. With an updated position received from…
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…

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