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The yacht damaged by rock armour in Rosslare Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer crew from Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat at 3.45am yesterday morning (Wednesday 14 September) following a distress call from a yacht that suffered engine failure and drifted onto rock armour. The eight-metre vessel, with…
Paddy Crowley with the RNLI Crosshaven crew
RNLI Lifeboats
There were double celebrations for the RNLI in County Cork this weekend with two new lifeboats officially named and blessed in Youghal and Crosshaven. At a special ceremony held on Saturday, Youghal RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 class…
Dun Laoghaire Coastguard on scene at Dalkey Island in the search for people stranded at the Muglins Rocks
RNLI Lifeboats
It was a busy afternoon for Dun Laoghaire All-Weather RNLI lifeboat, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116 woh responded to a calls with good intent as southerly winds are gusting over 50 knots on Dublin Bay today.…
Helvick Head Lifeboat Crew Rescue Man From Water After Pier Car Crash
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Helvick Head RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty in the water at Helvick Pier early this morning (Sunday 11 September). The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 7.12am following a report…
Galway Bay
Fishing
The death in hospital of a lone fisherman after a tragic accident in Galway Bay on Wednesday moved Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club to post these thoughts yesterday to his fellow GBSC members, and he has forwarded them…
Wicklow RNLI assists two sailors and their 10m ketch with steering issues
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 5.32am yesterday morning (Wednesday 7 September) after the Irish Coast Guard received a call for assistance from a yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow coast. The 10m British ketch, with two people…
Lough Derg RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard yesterday evening (Sunday 4 September) to assist a fisherman whose boat was wedged inside a rocky shoal. At 5.50pm, the inshore lifeboat launched with helm Eleanor Hooker,…
The All-Weather lifeboat was alongside for onboard tours all afternoon
RNLI Lifeboats
Crowds tuned out in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon for the RNLI Station Open Day on the Carlise Pier. Lifeboat tours ran from 11.30am to 4pm. The Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 landed on the Carlisle Pier in an SAR demonstration…
National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards presented by the then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue held in Farmleigh House in Dublin. Pic shows Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue with Mr Jim Griffin who received the Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service For acting on his initiative in realising that he was the nearest trained asset to assist with rescuing 7 people at Tramore Bay in August 2013 who were cut-off by the tide
News Update
Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport is inviting nominations in respect of the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016. The purpose of this awards scheme is to recognise outstanding acts of courage, heroism, skill and initiative in the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Assists Whelk Trawler In Morning Callout
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow's all-weather lifeboat Annie Blaker launched at 7.30am yesterday morning (Saturday 3 September) to assist a fishing vessel four miles offshore. The RNLI lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh, was alongside the stricken vessel 18 minutes…
Youghal's new lifeboat, an Atlantic 85 is the latest version of the B class
RNLI Lifeboats
A new Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Youghal RNLI is to be officially named Gordon and Phil during a ceremony at the lifeboat station in the Cork seaside resort town at 1pm on Saturday 10 September. The lifeboat which went on…
Crosshaven Atlantic 85 RNLI Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
A new Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Crosshaven RNLI is to be officially named John and Janet during a ceremony at the Cork lifeboat station at 2pm on Sunday 11 September. The lifeboat which went on service in June this year…
Aberystwyth RNLI take the runaway speedboat under tow
News Update
#IrishSea - A man has died after going overboard from a speedboat in the Irish Sea off Aberystwyth in West Wales yesterday morning (Wednesday 31 August). Aberystwyth RNLI launched its Atlantic class lifeboat at 9.30am to reports of an empty…
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 9.45pm
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 9.45pm to reports of a speedboat broken down and adrift approximately one km south west of Trabolgan. In calm conditions with a slight sea,the volunteer crew, under the command…
Donaghadee RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Saxon tows a RIB to safety  from the North Channel
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Donaghadee RNLI was called upon three times in the last week to assist vessels which got into difficulties off the coast of North Down. The first callout was on Thursday 25 August after a yacht with five people…
Clifden RNLI rescued six people in two separate call outs
RNLI Lifeboats
Clifden RNLI rescued six people in two separate call outs off the Connemara coast last week. On Friday afternoon, the volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather and inshore Atlantic 85 class lifeboats following a report that two…

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