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Tug Crashed Into Stricken Solent Car-Transporter Hoegh Osaka
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#SolentSalvage - One of the tugs holding the stricken car-transporter Hoegh Osaka in the Solent has according to BBC News crashed into the vessel. The tug moved from its position during high winds and collided with the ship with 1,400…
Solent Stricken Ship Is Pumped Out of 3,000 Tonnes of Water
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#SolentGrounding- Poor weather is hampering operations to right the listing car-transporter Hoegh Osaka, reports BBC News. Up to 3,000 tonnes of water is being pumped out of the hold of the cargo ship which ran aground in the Solent. The…
Stricken Solent Car-Transporter 'Held' Overnight off Isle of Wight
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#ShipGrounding – Car-transporter Hoegh Osaka was being held east of its grounding at Alpha Anchorage, between East Cowes and Lee-on-the-Solent, reports BBC News. The cargo ship that has been stricken in the Solent since Saturday as previously reported on Afloat.ie,…
Injured Kayaker Recovered By Abseiling Rescuers In Clare Glens
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#Rescue - An injured kayaker was recovered by mountain rescue volunteers who reached him by abseiling down a steep embankment in the Clare Glens, as The Irish Times reports. The South Eastern Mountain Rescue personnel were described as heroes after…
Investigation Into Listing Car-Transporter Begins
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#Rescue - An investigation has begun into why the car transporter Hoegh Osaka which as previously reported, ran aground in the Solent last Saturday started to list shortly after departing the Port of Southampton. According to the BBC, the Hoegh…
25 Rescued As Car Transporter Lists In Solent
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#Rescue - BBC News reports that the crew of a car transporter ship that ran aground on a sandbank in the Solent last night (Saturday 3 January) have been brought to safety. One of the 25-strong crew was hospitalised with…
New 'LocateMe112' Service Helps Locate Emergency Callers Via Smartphone
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#Rescue - Casualties in remote or unfamiliar locations can now be found and treated quicker than ever before thanks to a new software solution for smartphones developed by the Air Corps and the HSE. The video report from RTÉ News…
Mediterranean Ferry With 466 Passengers 'Evacuated' After Fire
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#Rescue - Some 466 people were being evacuated this morning from a car ferry that reported a fire on board while sailing from Greece to Italy this morning, according to RTÉ News. As of 8am this morning Irish time, 130…
Man Rescued From Liffey In Dublin City Centre
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#Rescue - TheJournal.ie reports on the rescue of a man from the River Liffey in Dublin city centure this afternoon (Monday 22 December). The Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) responded to the scene between the Ha'penny and Millennium Bridges not long…
Man Rescued From Shannon In 'Dangerous Conditions'
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#Rescue - Specialist water rescue firefighters entered the Shannon in Limerick city last night (Monday 15 December) to rescue a man who entered the river. As The Irish Times reports, the two firefighters braved "very dangerous conditions" to retrieve the…
Surveyor Airlifted After Kerry Coastal Fall
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#Rescue - The Irish Examiner reports on yesterday's (24 November) airlifting of a man injured in a fall at Kerry Head. The casualty was one of three people undertaking survey work at the water level for the Ordnance Survey Ireland,…
Kayakers Spend Night Stranded On Island
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#Rescue - It was an unexpected night outdoors for two kayakers who were stranded on an island in the Black Valley near Killarney after losing their paddles. As the Irish Examiner reports, Valentia Coastguard were unable to mount a rescue…
Hypothermic Casualty Rescued From Water At Dollymount
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#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports on the rescue of a man from the water at Dollymount Strand on Monday morning (27 October). Emergency services were dispatched to the scene after a passer-by expressed concern for a person seen in the cold…
Man Overboard From Rosslare Ferry, Bray Head Climber In Fall
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#Rescue - RTÉ News reports on two separate coastal rescues off Rosslare and Bray Head yesterday (Sunday 12 October). One man fell overboard from Irish Ferries' Oscar Wilde ferry sailing out of Rosslare Europort about an hour after leaving port.…
Lucky Escape For French Skipper From Yacht Blaze
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#Explosion - A French yachtsman had a lucky escape after an explosion on his yacht that quickly engulfed the vessel in flames. As Practical Boat Owner reports, the solo sailor called 999 for British emergency services after the incident on…
Man Rescued Sailing To America In Flimsy Dinghy
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#Rescue - Lifeboat volunteers on the Dorset coast went to the rescue of a man attempting to sail to America in a 14ft dinghy, as NewsTalk.ie reports. Mudeford RNLI were launched after reports from a passing yacht that had concerns…

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