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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…
Some of the Lough Swilly RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat crew on board their Shannon class lifeboat Derek Bullivant
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The first Shannon class RNLI lifeboat to go on service in Ireland was officially named today in a special ceremony attended by crowds of people in Buncrana, county Donegal. The €2.4m life-saving vessel has already been on nineteen callouts since…
Fishing Safety Event to be Held in Kilkeel
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), the Fishermen’s Mission and Seafish, the group responsible for the promotion of the fishing industry, to hold a fishing safety event in Kilkeel, County Down next…
Union Hall Lifeboat Launches To Yacht Off Glandore Harbour
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#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard at 6.14pm on Monday (20 June 2016) to reports of a yacht in difficulty with a broken tiller three-and-a-half miles south of Glandore Harbour. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched…
Portrush RNLI's inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Portrush RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 21 June) to reports of a swimmer in difficulty at the Herring Pond in Portstewart. Three volunteer lifeboat crew launched the inshore lifeboat in cloudy conditions in a slight sea…
Mrs Rose Michael is presented with her RNLI Bar to Gold Badge by RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease
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The RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse on Friday (17 June 2016) where the charity presented 56 individual awards to volunteers from across the country. Five of the awardees were from Dublin North. However the…
Lough Swilly RNLI's Shannon arrives on station
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#RNLI - Arklow man and former lifeboat operations manager Jimmy Tyrrell will have the honour of naming the first class of RNLI lifeboat to be named after an Irish river this Saturday 25 June in Buncrana, Co Donegal. Lough Swilly…
Wicklow's all-weather lifeboat towing the stricken yacht into Wicklow Harbour
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 June) to a solo sailor in distress six miles off the Wicklow coast. A marine VHF radio distress signal was received by the Irish Coast Guard from the French…

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