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Engine breakdown – Nine people were on board, three adults and six children were towed to safety on the cruiser
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At 3.30pm yesterday, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following a report from people on shore at Mountshannon, that people were seen waving a distress signal on a cruiser outside the bay. The lifeboat…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore Lifeboat off Roches Point in Cork Harbour
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Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat crew responded to a request from Valentia Coast Guard this evening to a person seen being held onto the side of a moored boat in the Channel at East Ferry. The Crosshaven volunteer crew happened to be near…
Clifden RNLI taking LÉ Orla under tow
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - An unusual training exercise took place on Sunday (14 August) off the Connemara coastline involving the Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla and the volunteer crews of the Clifden RNLI lifeboats. In calm conditions, RNLI volunteers and naval crew…
Loftus Hall present Fethard RNLI with a €12,000 donation towards a new lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI have received a major boost for their inshore lifeboat appeal after receiving a €12,000 donation from local business Loftus Hall. Ahead of the RNLI Waves Festival at the end of the month, Aidan and Shane Quigley…
Helvick Head RNLI's inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong
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#RNLI - Three kayakers who got into difficulty in Dungarvan Bay on Sunday evening (7 August) were assisted by the volunteer crew of Helvick Head RNLI. The inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong launched just after 6.30pm following a report that three…
Kinsale Lifeboat Launches Twice Within Six Hours At Weekend
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#RNLI - The volunteer crew from Kinsale RNLI launched twice overnight on Saturday (6 August) and into the early hours of Sunday (7 August) this past weekend. The lifeboat first launched at 9.40pm to Saturday to aid a 26ft yacht…
Fethard Lifeboat Crew Brings Drifting Pleasure Boat To Safety
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI had a busy weekend, with their second callout in 24 hours seeing launch to reports of an unmanned vessel drifting a half mile off Fethard in Co Wexford. The alarm was raised before 9.30am yesterday morning…
Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued the men close to rocks in West Cork
RNLI Lifeboats
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a Jet–ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore lifeboat speeds past Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a member of the public alerted the Coast Guard to an inflatable Dinghy with thre persons on board being blown out to sea. The lifeboat launched at 14.52 and made their way to…
Fethard Lifeboat Rescues Three On Punt Drifting Close To Shore
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI were launched yesterday morning (Saturday 6 August 2016) just before 9am to reports of an anchorless 17ft punt with three people onboard in difficulty off Keeragh Island, Co Wexford. Requested to…
Ballycotton RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI rescued a child yesterday evening (Thursday 4 August) after an offshore breeze pulled her inflatable dinghy out to sea. Ballycotton’s all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Eolan Walsh, was launched around 5.30pm after the nine-year-old girl got into…
On arrival the bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion
RNLI Lifeboats
RNLI lifeguards created an exclusion zone up to 300m on Murlough Beach on Monday afternoon following the discovery of an old mortar bomb. Senior lifeguard Peter Kinkaid and lifeguard Tommy Murphy were moving the RNLI’s red and yellow flags at…
RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand has been vandalised again
RNLI Lifeboats
The RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand on the North coast has been vandalised for a second time this season.A member of the public reported that at approximately 10pm on Monday night last (1 August), they spotted damage being…
Youghal Lifeboat Rescues Dog On Launch To Boat In Difficulty
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer crew of Youghal lifeboat were requested to launch on Saturday afternoon (30 July) to reports of a dive boat with engine failure south of Ram Head with two people onboard. With an updated position received from…
Three Callouts In Two Days For Portaferry Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI has urged the public to be vigilant and to take care near or on water this summer following three callouts in two days for the Co Down lifeboat station. The volunteer lifeboat crew was first put…
Red Bay RNLI Inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
Lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI rescued a man who fell over a wall sustaining multiple injuries in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 31 July). The man who fell at 2.30am landed close to rocks beside the lifeboat…

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