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Tamar-Class Lifeboat Visits Irish Waters
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The Tamar-class lifeboat is the latest in a series of high-tech craft within the RNLI lifeboat fleet and in use throughout the UK. The class is named after the River Tamar, Cornwall and like other lifeboats, they are named after large rivers, writes Jehan…
Red Bay RNLI Rescue brother and sister off Fair Head Rocks in County Antrim
RNLI Lifeboats
County Antrim's Red Bay Lifeboat crew launched this evening (Saturday 7 August 2010) to rescue a brother and sister who had got into difficulty in the Boulder Field on Fair Head rocks on the North Antrim Coast.  This is the…
Cold Swimmer Rescued in Portrush Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
A teenager was rescued from Portrush Harbour after a very cold swim out to a moored boat to collect some fishing gear. After swimming across the harbour to the moored boat the teenager called for help. Belfast Coastguard co-ordinated the…
Fenit Lifeboat Recover Injured Woman from Great Blasket Island
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At 03.41 this morning (Thursday 5 August 2010) Fenit RNLI lifeboat crew were requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a woman injured on the Great Blasket Island.  The woman had fallen and sustained…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Assists Vessel Aground
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This afternoon at 15.47hrs, Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior launched to assist eight persons on board a 31ft cruiser aground on Lough Derg. At 15.30hrs on Monday afternoon August 2, Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch following…
Majority of Lifejackets Fail Lifeboat Test
RNLI Lifeboats
Over 90% of lifejackets tested at Ireland's two biggest sailing centres failed simple checks carried out by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) last week writes Irish Times Sailing Columnist David O'Brien. From 91 jackets tested in Cork and Dublin,…
Sea Safety Team To Offer Advice in Dun Laoghaire this Weekend
RNLI Lifeboats
Visitors to RNLI at Dun Laoghaire will be able to view the new inshore lifeboat (ILB) that recently arrived when the station holds its annual open day on Saturday 31st July 2010 (11am to 5pm). For the first time, the…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Has a Busy Day with Two Callouts.
RNLI Lifeboats
Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was called out twice yesterday (Tuesday, 27 July) to two individual callouts in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The first call out was to three children off the main beach in Bundoran. Two of the children had been taken…
Clifden Lifeboat Calls for Vigilance over Hoax Flares
RNLI Lifeboats
The RNLI Lifeboat in Clifden, Co. Galway has issued a plea over a series of call outs due to the irresponsible use of flares at the weekend. Flares were spotted off Roundstone which led to an extensive search mission in…
Baltimore Lifeboat Assists Yacht Adrift
RNLI Lifeboats
The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie, was launched this evening to assist a yacht that was adrift west of the Kedge Island near Baltimore, West Cork. The 26ft yacht with two people on board had been making its way from…
Wicklow Lifeboat Launches Twice at the Weekend
RNLI Lifeboats
Wicklow lifeboat launched at 10.07am on Sunday morning ( 25th July) to assist a 32 foot yacht with mechanical problems. The yacht was at located 11.00am 13 miles North East of Wicklow harbour becalmed and unable to motor. The lifeboat…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Unconscious Person from Vessel Aground
RNLI Lifeboats
  On Sunday night July 25 at 23.29hrs, Lough Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior launched to investigate a report of a vessel aground at Tinkers Point at the southern end of Illaunmore and found a person deeply unconscious on board. …
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat to Stage Open Day
RNLI Lifeboats
Lifeboat crew to welcome visitors at annual Open Day Visitors to RNLI at Dun Laoghaire will be able to view the new inshore lifeboat (ILB) that recently arrived when the station holds its annual open day on Saturday 31st July…
Onboard Video Shows Cork Lifeboats Rescue Work
RNLI Lifeboats
Irish Lifeboats are being fitted with onboard video cameras to record rescue operations and the results from the first missions are below. The report of the rescue of a man from a sinking fishing vessel off the Cork Coast by…
Cork Week Sailors in Dramatic Rescue
RNLI Lifeboats
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Sennen Cove and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, were launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 18 July) following reports that a yachtswoman had fallen overboard 50 miles north west of Land’s End. Just…
Busy Weekend for Baltimore Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
Baltimore Inshore lIfeboat was called into service twice on Saturday to assist vessels in distress in poor weather conditions. A yacht dragging its anchor in Church Strand called for assistance while winds were freshening to force 7 from the southwest with…

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