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Early Morning Callout For Arklow Lifeboat To Casualty In Water
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#RNLI - Arklow RNLI was called out early this morning (Sunday 19 June) to go the assistance of a casualty in difficulty near Arklow Harbour. Within minutes of a pager alert at 6.23am, the lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr and her volunteer…
The 36–foot fishing vessel got into difficult just 300 metres off the rocks at Dunworley Point near Seven Heads in West Cork at 2pm today and sought immediate assistance.
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The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 2pm today Sat to go to the aid of a 36 foot Fishing Vessel that had got into difficulty just 300 meters off the rocks at Dunworley Point in West…
The four young rowers have had to set aside their record attempt after setting off from Tower in London 10 days ago to row around the UK coast. See video below.
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Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched last night to four young men attempting a record-breaking row off the UK coast after they requested assistance in worsening weather conditions. They were brought to safety by Rosslare Harbour RNLI in a call out that…
Pictured at the launch of Text Coney are from left Frank Carter, Sligo Bay RNLI Coastal Safety Adviser, Rogan Wheeldon, RNLI Community Incident Reduction Manager, Michael and John McGowan, residents of Coney Island, Joe Henderson, Sligo Bay RNLI Coastal Safety Officer, Willie Murphy, Sligo Bay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager and to the front, Johnny Keaney Sligo Bay RNLI volunteer.
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The RNLI has today launched an innovative free text message service aimed at preventing people getting caught out by dangerous tides when travelling to Coney Island in County Sligo. In what is the first of its kind in Ireland, the…
The lifeboat launched from Fethard dock in good weather with a northerly wind gusting 3/4 knots
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Fethard RNLI launched this morning to a 21-foot fishing vessel with a fouled propeller one mile from Baginbun Head. There was one fisherman on board the boat. While the lobster pots were being recovered onto the vessel a rope became…
RNLI Red Bay – Prior to its arrival in Cushendall, the all weather lifeboat was moored at Glenarm Marina for a short period
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An all-weather lifeboat has officially been put on service and become a declared search and rescue asset for a two year trial period at Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim. The Trent class lifeboat Henry Heys Duckworth has come from…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Four On Drifting Motorboat In Belfast Lough
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#RNLI - Bangor RNLI assisted four people who got into difficulty on a broken-down motorboat on Belfast Lough on Monday evening (13 June). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 10.25pm to rescue the 19ft motorboat just off the Cloghan Jetty.…
Carrybridge RNLI speeding to one of their three callouts on Upper Lough Erne this past Saturday
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#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI attended three different incidents – one involving a fire – on Upper Lough Erne this past Saturday (11 June). The inshore lifeboat and rescue wafer craft were initially tasked to a burning vessel at 6.08pm, two…
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat taking the cruiser under tow
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched to give assistance to an English motor cruiser at 12.20pm yesterday (Sunday 12 June). The cruiser, with five people on board, was on passage from Dun Laoghaire to Pembroke when it developed mechanical…
The inshore lifeboat brought the vessel to Crosshaven
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Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat launched at 10.53pm last night to a small yacht aground at White Bay on the East side of Cork Harbour. At the scene, the crew found one person in the water attempting to hold the yacht off…
Portaferry RNLI on exercise
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#RNLI - Volunteers with Portaferry RNLI went to the aid of three men on board a 4m dory who had become lost in thick fog close to Ballyhornan on the Co Down coast on Thursday (9 June). At the time…
The lifeboats between them searched a huge area  off the Northern Ireland coastline before standing down the search after 4am.
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Five RNLI lifeboats were launched last night from Larne and Red Bay in Northern Ireland and Portpatrick in Scotland to take part in an extensive search for a missing microlight aircraft. The craft is understood to have two people onboard…
The French yacht is picked up by the Courtmacsherry lifeboat
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The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 9.05 pm tonight to go to the aid of a 35–ft French yacht that got into difficulty one mile off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork. The Courtmacsherry…
Castletownbere RNLI have rescued two fishermen from this sinking boat on the Beara peninsula
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Castletownbere RNLI rescued two fishermen from a sinking vessel in the early hours of this morning. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 4.45am to go to the assistance of a fishing vessel which was reported sinking…
The RNLI launches its Respect the Water campaign today. Please see attached News Release: RNLI Respect the Water campaign targets accidental drowning along the coast as 23 people a year lose their lives
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The RNLI today launches its annual national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, and this year the charity is warning the public to watch out for key dangers that can catch people out in or near water. The campaign which…
Larne RNLI inshore lifeboat located the three divers at 6.50pm on a cliff face north of The Gobbins
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Volunteer lifeboat crew at Larne RNLI responded to a launch request from the UK Coastguard yesterday evening to help search for three overdue divers near Blackhead Lighthouse. The initial alarm was raised at 5.30pm to report three divers who were…

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