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Afloat.ie: Ballycotton Lifeboat Launches for French Vessel
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Ballycotton lifeboat crew pagers activated this morning at 08:10 am requesting them to go to the assistance of a 20 metre French fishing vessel in difficulties, 20 miles east of Ballycotton. The RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, launched at 08:30 am…
Afloat.ie: Christmas Day swim in aid of Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat
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The weather leading up to Christmas 2009 was arctic; perhaps even too cold for the hardy men and women who take an annual dip for charity.  At 7:00am on Christmas morning the ground in East Cork was covered with ice…
Afloat.ie: Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Makes Stephen's Day Rescue
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Two people were rescued when their boat encountered difficulties at nightfall on Dublin Bay this evening and were brought to safety by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat (ILB). The initial alert came shortly after 4.00pm when the 21ft open…
Afloat.ie: RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers Ready for Christmas Call Outs
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Last year, Irish lifeboats launched 14 times during Christmas week (from 24 December to 1 Jan inclusive). This Christmas season Irish lifeboat volunteers with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) may well leave festive family celebrations behind again to brave…
Afloat.ie: Round the World Slattery to Address Cork Lunch
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Kinsale RNLI have announced Ocean Yachtsman & Bowman Justin Slattery from Wexford as guest speaker at the annual RNLI "Sailing by the Lee" lunch on Friday, 12th February, 2010 at the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork. This follows on from the…
Afloat.ie: Angler Rescued From Sea
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On the far side of the Irish Sea, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a lady yesterday afternoon reporting that she had just witnessed her husband who was angling off rocks at Broadstrand near Ilfracombe being swept into the…
Afloat.ie: 9 Rowers Rescued after Boat Sinks
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A Cox’n and 8 rowers from the UCC Rowing club were rescued today by Crosshaven Lifeboat at Lough Mahon in the upper Cork harbour area. While on exercise on today Crosshaven Lifeboat happened upon 9 people 'floundering in the water'.…
Afloat.ie: Surprise Visit of Stars Gleeson and Cheadle to Wicklow RNLI
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Well-known actors Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle took time out of a busy filming schedule yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2009) to drop in and say hello to Wicklow RNLI lifeboat volunteers and to get a tour of the lifeboat station.…
Afloat.ie: Crew members safe after Lifeboat Capsize
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Three RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmembers are safe and well after the Wexford inshore lifeboat capsized yesterday (Sunday 22 November 2009) during a training exercise south of Ravens Point off the Wexford coast. Two crewmembers managed to stay in contact with…
Afloat.ie: Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat in Flood Rescue
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The crew of Baltimore lifeboat went to support flood rescue efforts in Skibbereen last Thursday. The eight crewmen who made their way to Skibbereen that evening were Cathal Cottrell, Aidan Bushe, Youen Jacob, Ronan Calnan, Ronan Sheehy, John McDonagh, John…
RNLI and Kerry GAA Launch Reindeer Run
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The RNLI has joined forces with Kerry GAA star Colm Cooper to officially launch a fun run with a difference – the RNLI Reindeer Run will take place on Sunday 29 November in the Killarney National Park and all funds…
Bravery Medal for Portrush Lifeboatman
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Anthony Chambers, mechanic and crew member at Portush Lifeboat Station, Antrim, N. Ireland, is to be awarded the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Bronze Medal for Gallantry for rescuing two 14-year-old boys trapped by the rising tide in a cliff…
Castlemartyr Resort Presents Cheque to Ballycotton Lifeboat
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Castlemartyr Resort has donated 700 Euro to Ballycotton Lifeboat from money raised at a local fair. The 5 Star hotel was invited to take part in the recent Midleton Food Fair. They served food to the adults and had a…
Lone Sailor Rescued in Irish Sea
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At ten minutes past seven this morning, Swansea Coastguard received a call from a man out walking on the coast with his dog.  The man informed the Coastguard that he could see a yacht drifting out to sea, with torn…
Five Saved from Fishing Vessel Fire on Belfast Lough
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Five people were rescued from the waters just outside Belfast harbour this afternoon after a fishing vessel caught fire. The vessel 'Amity' reported the fire on board the 'Bellatrix' after picking five people up from water. The crew of the ‘Amity’…
Two Rescued After Motor Vessel Dashed on Rocks
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At just after 11am this morning, Holyhead Coast Guard on the Irish Sea were alerted by a mobile phone call from the skipper of a small 27–foot red hulled commercial motor vessel called ‘Jean M’ that was being dashed against…

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