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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…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Rescues Swimmer In Difficulty
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#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI was launched around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 12 July) to aid a man who had got into difficulty while swimming in East Cork's Ballyandreen Bay and called for help. A member of the public heard the man's call…
Wexford Lifeboat Brings Yacht To Safety In Third Callout This Week
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#RNLI - A visiting yacht which ran aground on the way into Wexford Harbour was rescued by Wexford RNLI on Thursday afternoon (7 July) in what was the third callout for the volunteer crew this week. The previous evening, the…
 The large yacht had sustained engine failure a mile north east of Muck Island
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Larne RNLI came to the aid of four people yesterday evening after their 16m yacht got into difficulty off the County Antrim coast. At approximately 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday 7 July), the volunteer crew was requested by Belfast Coastguard to launch…
Larne Grammar School year 8 pupils with their cheque for well over £1,000 to the Larne lifeboat
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#RNLI - Over the last few months the generous people of Larne have raised over £2,000 for their local lifeboat station. More than £600 was raised by the Great Northern Retro car rally that left Larne at 9am on Saturday…
Lough Derg RNLI assist one person on their vessel aground
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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a person on board a 30ft–cruiser, aground at Gortmore Point, at the north-eastern shore of Lough Derg yesterday morning. Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a person…
Lough Derg RNLI on a previous launch
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#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI's lifeboat launched this morning (Friday 1 July) to assist four people on board a 40ft cruiser whose anchor came loose and dragged beneath their boat in severe weather. At 11.20am Valentia Coast Guard requested the…
Valentia RNLI and Ballinskelligs CRBI go to the aid of the 10m fishing vessel
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#RNLI - Valentia RNLI launched on Monday afternoon (27 June) to a 10m fishing vessel going aground off Bolus Head in Co Kerry after fouling its propeller. The call for assistance came from Valentia Coast Guard at 3.44pm with Ballinskelligs…
Courtmacsherry's all-weather lifeboat as seen of Roches Point
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#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out at 12.20pm yesterday afternoon (Monday 27 June) to aid a 40ft pleasure cruiser in difficulties just off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The cruiser, with two people onboard, was on…
Crosshaven RNLI helm Ian Venner
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#RNLI - Crosshaven RNLI has announced that Ian Venner, a helm with the crew, has been appointed to the RNLI Council for Ireland as one of its 15 members. Venner has been a member of the lifeboat crew and a…

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