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The stricken trawler from Kilkeel safely moored in Peel Harbour after its overnight ordeal
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#RNLI - Two British naval war ships, three helicopters and a fishing vessel joined Peel RNLI in the dramatic rescue of a trawler between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man in the early hours of Wednesday morning (21 September).…
Ring of Kerry cyclists with their cheque for Fethard RNLI
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI was presented with a cheque for €5,749 last Friday 16 September by Ring of Kerry cyclists towards the charity’s special appeal in aid of a new inshore lifeboat which is due on service at the end…
The Bundoran Lifeboat - William Henry Liddington
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Four teenage girls who got into trouble whilst swimming at Main Beach in Bundoran on Saturday (17th September) have issued an appeal to find the body boarders who helped them out of the water. The girls were in the water…
Newcastle Lifeboat Launches To Drifting Cruiser
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#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI's inshore lifeboat Eliza was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard just before 2pm on Saturday afternoon (17 September) to investigate a vessel adrift four miles east of Newcastle in Co Down, near the mouth of Dundrum…
Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat crew Carol Flahive, Ian Thompson and Peter McCann
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#RNLI - Lifeboat volunteers with Wicklow RNLI responded to two callouts over the weekend, assisting a lone yachtsman and a person in the water. The first came on Saturday 17 September as the all-weather lifeboat Annie Blaker launched at 2.55pm…
Waves Festival sponsors celebrate the event's fundraising total
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#RNLI - The Waves Music Festival on Sunday 28 August raised €35,000 towards Fethard RNLI's special in aid of a new inshore lifeboat which is due on service at the end 2017. Some 2,500 people turned out for the family-friendly…
The view from one of three yachts Larne RNLI towed to safety last weekend amid high winds
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#RNLI - Larne RNLI launched last Friday 9 and Sunday 1 September to help recover a total of three yachts that had broken from moorings in severe weather. The inshore lifeboat launched at 4.05pm on Friday to reports of a…
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
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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
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#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…
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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
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#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
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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…

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