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The Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboats launched last week following a ‘Mayday’ call. It was a hoax. Someone decided to make a false call and those two lifeboat crews in Northern Ireland started a search for what was reported to…
Bangor's inshore lifeboat escorts the yacht from Girvan into Bangor Marina on Monday 10 April
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#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Bangor RNLI was tasked with helping a yacht with three people and a dog on passage from Girvan in Western Scotland to Bangor Marina yesterday (Monday 10 April). The yacht had a fouled prop…
Skerries RNLI rescue the man and woman and their two dogs from Loughshinny on Sunday night
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued a man and a woman and two dogs on Sunday evening (9 April) after they had been stranded on rocks by the rising tide in Loughshinny. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly before 9pm…
Bangor’s lifeboat crew retrieving one of the paddleboards after Saturday’s rescue
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#RNLI - At the end of a busy week for Bangor RNLI, the Belfast Lough volunteer crew launched to the rescue of two young paddleboarders who had got into difficulty just outside Ballyholme Bay yesterday (Saturday 8 April). Launching just…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
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Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club is participating in a Charity Irish Sea fundraising race for the RNLI over the May Bank holiday but one of its support RIBs has pulled-out. The club has put a shot-out for a replacement…
Coast Guard Helicopter R116 – the search for two missing crew continues
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Remote Operations Vehicle (ROV) operations, conducted by Marine Institute specialists on-board the Granuaile in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Air Accident Investigation Unit continued overnight and are ongoing. Wind has freshened overnight, which may constrain certain elements of the…
St. Helier lifeboat on Jersey
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All 25 members of the St Helier Lifeboat crew on Jersey have resigned along with five members of the admin & management team. It follows a meeting between the boats Coxswain, Andy Hibbs and the RNLI yesterday where he was asked…
The dinghy sailor is rescued by Bangor RNLI after getting into difficulty in Ballyholme Bay
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#RNLI - Following yesterday’s hoax calls, Bangor RNLI’s lifeboat volunteers rescued a man clinging to a capsized dinghy in Ballyholme Bay this afternoon (Monday 3 April). The casualty, a 26-year old man, had quickly got into difficulty and capsized after…
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon
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#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast. As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and…
Dun Laoghaire’s inshore lifeboat on a previous exercise off Bull Island
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#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was called out twice yesterday (Thursday 16 March) to separate instances of kitesurfers in distress. The first callout was to Dollymount Strand on Bull Island across Dublin Bay, in which the casualty was…
Eamonn Terry with the Shamrock Bowl selected by An Taoiseach for the White House 2017
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Donald Trump got his Shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny through the work of a lifeboatman from Helvick Head writes Tom MacSweeney. Eamonn Terry is owner of the crystal craft business Criostal na Rinne in the Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn…
RNLI & GAA Work Together to Prevent Drowning
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) and the GAA have announced a major partnership aimed at reducing the number of people who lose their lives though drowning in Ireland. Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the…
Portrush RNLI brings the cruiser under tow to Portrush harbour
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#RNLI - Portrush RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew got an early callout yesterday morning (Sunday 5 March) on reports of a cruiser with three on board that had got into difficulties 33 miles offshore just south-east of the island of Islay…
Fethard RNLI brings one of the two stranded bulls to safety
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#RNLI - In an unusual callout for Fethard RNLI recently, the volunteer lifeboat crew came to the aid of two bulls that had fallen from cliffs in the Broomhill area. In difficult conditions, with an incoming tide and a large…
The Skerries inshore lifeboat escorts the stricken fishing vessel to Skerries Harbour
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI responded to three calls for help since the weekend, bringing to safety three men, a woman – and a dog. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly after 6.30am yesterday morning (Wednesday 1 March) after a…
RNLI In Running For Douglas Shopping Centre’s Charity Of The Year
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#RNLI - The RNLI’s Cork city fundraising branch is one of 10 charities shortlisted for Douglas Court Shopping Centre’s charity partner of the year. Votes on Facebook will be tallied after the closing date this Friday 3 March for a prize…

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