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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…
Bangor Lifeboat Launches To Rescue Woman After Coastal Path Fall
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#RNLI - Bangor RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 7 June) to assist in the rescue a woman who had fallen from the coastal path at Ballyholme Esplanade onto the rocky beach below. The woman is…
Ballycotton RNLI taking the disabled yacht under tow
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#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI was launched around 6pm yesterday (Sunday 5 June) to a yacht in difficulty 10 miles off the East Cork coastal village. The 50ft yacht, carrying four people on board, got into difficulty when its propeller became…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI is holding an open day at the lifeboat station at Coosan Point next Saturday 11 June from 12 noon to 4pm. All are welcome on the day to meet the crew, tour the station, see…
Lough Derg RNLI rescued nine people from a cruiser this afternoon
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At 1.45pm today, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following a request for assistance from a cruiser with 9 people on board, which had grounded on rocks by Ryan's Point. The lifeboat, with helm…
Newcastle Lifeboat Launches In Leisure Craft Breakdown
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#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI brought two people to safety on Wednesday evening (1 June) after they got into difficulty off the Dundrum coast in Co Down. The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly before 8pm following a request by Belfast…
Lough Derg RNLI carry out an alongside tow of a motorboat grounded at Kylenoe Rocks last night
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Lough Derg RNLI launched following a report of a vessel aground at Kylenoe Rocks at the north-eastern end of Lough Derg last night. At 7.01pm last night Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following…
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