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The Skerries inshore lifeboat takes the motor boat under tow to Rush
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI were tasked yesterday afternoon (15 April) to a small motor boat with three on board that had failed to return to port as expected. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly after 1pm after receiving a…
The 40ft cruiser ran aground by the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg
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On Saturday afternoon, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist 10 people after their 40ft cruiser ran aground by the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg. Valentia Coast Guard informed the lifeboat that the Killaloe Coast…
Fethard RNLI's current inshore lifeboat Tradewinds will be replaced later this year
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Following its successful fundraising appeal, which saw locals raise the €65,000 needed to fund a new lifeboat, Fethard RNLI is asking the community to choose the name of their new lifesaving vessel. The naming of an RNLI lifeboat…
RNLI Lifeguards
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RNLI lifeguards will return to five Causeway Coast beaches to provide cover during this year’s Easter holidays. Commencing this Good Friday (14 April), lifeguards will be operating from Beach Lifeguard Units on Benone Strand, Portstewart Strand, East and West Strands…
Volunteers on the inshore lifeboat Louis Simson bring the male swimmer back to shore for treatment
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued a swimmer in difficulty yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 April) after he encountered a strong tide near Shenick Island and was unable to make his way ashore. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly before noon…
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The Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboats launched last week following a ‘Mayday’ call. It was a hoax. Someone decided to make a false call and those two lifeboat crews in Northern Ireland started a search for what was reported to…
Bangor's inshore lifeboat escorts the yacht from Girvan into Bangor Marina on Monday 10 April
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Bangor RNLI was tasked with helping a yacht with three people and a dog on passage from Girvan in Western Scotland to Bangor Marina yesterday (Monday 10 April). The yacht had a fouled prop…
Skerries RNLI rescue the man and woman and their two dogs from Loughshinny on Sunday night
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued a man and a woman and two dogs on Sunday evening (9 April) after they had been stranded on rocks by the rising tide in Loughshinny. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly before 9pm…
Bangor’s lifeboat crew retrieving one of the paddleboards after Saturday’s rescue
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#RNLI - At the end of a busy week for Bangor RNLI, the Belfast Lough volunteer crew launched to the rescue of two young paddleboarders who had got into difficulty just outside Ballyholme Bay yesterday (Saturday 8 April). Launching just…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
RIBs
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club is participating in a Charity Irish Sea fundraising race for the RNLI over the May Bank holiday but one of its support RIBs has pulled-out. The club has put a shot-out for a replacement…
Coast Guard Helicopter R116 – the search for two missing crew continues
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Remote Operations Vehicle (ROV) operations, conducted by Marine Institute specialists on-board the Granuaile in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Air Accident Investigation Unit continued overnight and are ongoing. Wind has freshened overnight, which may constrain certain elements of the…
St. Helier lifeboat on Jersey
RNLI Lifeboats
All 25 members of the St Helier Lifeboat crew on Jersey have resigned along with five members of the admin & management team. It follows a meeting between the boats Coxswain, Andy Hibbs and the RNLI yesterday where he was asked…
The dinghy sailor is rescued by Bangor RNLI after getting into difficulty in Ballyholme Bay
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#RNLI - Following yesterday’s hoax calls, Bangor RNLI’s lifeboat volunteers rescued a man clinging to a capsized dinghy in Ballyholme Bay this afternoon (Monday 3 April). The casualty, a 26-year old man, had quickly got into difficulty and capsized after…
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon
RNLI Lifeboats
#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast. As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and…
Dun Laoghaire’s inshore lifeboat on a previous exercise off Bull Island
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was called out twice yesterday (Thursday 16 March) to separate instances of kitesurfers in distress. The first callout was to Dollymount Strand on Bull Island across Dublin Bay, in which the casualty was…
Eamonn Terry with the Shamrock Bowl selected by An Taoiseach for the White House 2017
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Donald Trump got his Shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny through the work of a lifeboatman from Helvick Head writes Tom MacSweeney. Eamonn Terry is owner of the crystal craft business Criostal na Rinne in the Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn…

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