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Lifeboat Assists Vessel with Engine Failure on Lough Derg
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At 7.30pm tonight Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat towed a vessel to safety after it suffered engine failure. 15 minutes earlier the lifeboat was requested to launch to assist three persons in distress on board the 38ft motor cruiser. The lifeboat with…
Sailor Rescued from Burning Boat off Cork Coast
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A lone sailor had just enough time to send out a Mayday Call last night before abandoning his blazing 28-ft pleasure craft nine miles east of Ballycotton Lighthouse on the Cork coast. Youghal and Ballycotton lifeboat stations responded to the…
New Lifeboat for Portrush
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New Lifeboat for Portrush

10th September 2010
The volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew at Portrush have taken delivery of a brand new state of the art Inshore lifeboat and have wasted no time in putting the new lifeboat through its paces. The new £30,000 lifeboat is named David…
Portrush Youngster Raises More Lifeboat Funds
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Christy Bradley is Portrush Lifeboats youngest fundraiser and has carried out yet another fundraising event to pay for crew training! Christy has a special reason to be interested in raising funds for crew training as his dad Gerard is a…
Galway Lifeboat Launches Twice with Boats in Difficulty
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Galway RNLI lifeboat was called out to two separate incidents on Galway Bay yesterday when two boats got into difficulty, one near Barna with three people on board and the other near Galway Docks. The first incident involved a 30ft…
New Rescue Boat Launched for Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service
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Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service in North Kerry officially launched their new Atlantic 75 rescue boat yesterday. After three years of negotiations and build time the 7.5 metre Rigid Inflatable Boat arrived earlier this year. After several months of…
Red Bay Crew in Line for '999 Hero Award'
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Great to read this morning that the Red Bay RNLI lifeboat crew are in line for an award in the Belast Telegraph's 'Making The Difference Awards'. It is a new scheme to recognise those heroes across Northern Ireland whose stories never…
Bundoran RNLI Pushes the Boat Out
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This Saturday (4 September 2010) Bundoran RNLI lifeboat crew will literally be pushing the boat out to raise funds for the life saving charity.  They will be holding a boat push from Ballyshannon to Bundoran in Donegal and want people…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Assist Swamped Yacht
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Both lifeboats at Dun Laoghaire RNLI station were launched this afternoon when a 20 foot yacht with two persons on board got into difficulty close to a rocky shoreline on Dublin Bay. The incident occurred around 5pm when the Flying 15 keelboat…
Lifeboat Rescues Flying Fifteen Crew
RNLI Lifeboats
A rescue operation to recover a Flying fifteen keelboat and its two crew is underway on Dublin bay this evening. The 20-foot sailing boat capsized in strong north westerly winds in Scotsman's Bay. Both Dun Laoghaire's inshore and offshore lifeboats…
Sheep Rescued by RNLI
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Sheep Rescued by RNLI

26th August 2010
A lifeboat crew rescued a sheep and a seal pup in two separate incidents off Anglesey on the far side of the Irish Sea last week.Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew helped the sheep after it fell 20ft from cliffs onto an…
New Lifeboat for Shannon Estuary
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Volunteers at Kilrush Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station on the Shannon Estuary have received a new state-of-the-art lifeboat which enters service this month. The Atlantic 85 RIB (Rigid Inflatable boat) is not only bigger and more powerful than Kilrush's…
Lifeboat Rescues Two Near Old Head of Kinsale
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The Kinsale RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 5.15 pm on Sunday afternoon to go to the aid of a 17ft Mastercraft, with two passengers on board, which had lost power and was anchored one mile east off the Old Head…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Assists 3 People on 'Engine Failure' Vessel
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At 20.55hrs last night, Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch to assist three persons on board a 43ft motor cruiser which had suffered engine failure. The lifeboat with helm Eleanor Hooker, Deirdre Kenny and Ruth Spillane on board, launched…
Launch of Helensburgh Lifeboat following capsized dinghy
RNLI Lifeboats
At 6.27pm on Wednesday 11 August 2010 Clyde Coastguard instructed the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after they were advised that a dinghy had capsized off the Helensburgh sea front and that there were two children in the water; the…
Scottish Lifeboat Launched for Emergency Beacon Alarm
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Scotland's Oban RNLI lifeboat, the Mora Edith Macdonald, was called out at twenty past midnight last night in response to an EPIRB alarm. The EPIRB, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, was swiftly traced by the lifeboat direction finding equipment to…

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