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Body Found in Search for Missing Currach Fisherman in Galway
#SEARCH AND RESCUE - A body was recovered yesterday during the search for a 43-year-old fisherman missing off the Galway coast, as RTÉ News reports. The body was discovered near the shoreline of St Macdara’s island off Carna, some distance…
Major Search Under Way for Missing Fisherman Off Galway Coast
#SEARCH AND RESCUE - The Irish Times reports of a major air and sea search and rescue operation for a 43-year-old fisherman missing off the Galway coast. Irish Coast Guard helicopters based at Sligo and Shannon joined the overight search…
Second Cruiser in a Week Runs Aground in Lough Erne
#RESCUE - Four people were rescued on Lough Erne yesterday after their motor cruiser ran aground in the second such incident in a week, the Belfast Telegraph reports. All on board were retrieved by RNLI lifeboat from the 29ft cruiser,…
Angler Dies After Lough Corrib Incident
#RESCUE - One angler has died in hospital and another was receiving emergency treatment last night after their boat got into difficulty on Lough Corrib. According to The Irish Times, the two men were among a party of three on…
Thieves Take Engines from Volunteer Rescue Unit
#RESCUE - The Killaloe/Ballina Search and Recovery Unit in Co Clare has been left reeling after the engines powering its specialist dive boat were stolen recently. According to the Irish Examiner, the 18-strong volunteer search team were "gutted" when they…
Search Scaled Down for Missing Crewman in Irish Sea
#RESCUE - BBC News reports that the search for a cargo ship crewman missing in the Irish Sea has been scaled down. The 22-year-old from Slovakia was reported missing yesterday morning from the Fehn Sirius, which was en route from…
Body Recovered Off Dublin Thought to Be Missing Fisherman
#RESCUE - The Evening Herald reports that a body recovered 14km off the coast of north Dublin on Sunday is believed to be that of a missing fisherman. The grisly find was made by the fishing vessel Rath Eilte in…
Donegal Skipper's Dramatic Alaska Rescue Story
#RESCUE - A Donegal-born skipper joined in the dramatic rescue of a fishing trawler crew in Alaska recently, the Donegal Democrat reports. Seamus Hayden Jr, who captains the fishing vessel Clyde, was berthed in Lazy Bay at the southern end…
Scottish Search and Rescue Base UK's Busiest in 2011
#RESCUE - The Royal Navy search and rescue unit at HMS Gannet was the busiest in the UK last year, STV News reports. The unit - based in Prestwick, near Glasgow - responded to nearly 300 call-outs and rescued 240…
Search for Fisherman in Irish Sea Enters Second Day
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports that the search has resumed for a fisherman who fell overboard from a trawler in the Irish Sea yesterday. The crewman of the Kilkeel-registered fishing vessel Zenith was reported missing some nine miles (14.5km) off…
Body Recovered as Search for West Cork Fishermen Continues
#RESCUE - Garda divers have this morning recovered a body in their search for the crew of the fishing vessel Tit Bonhomme off the coast of West Cork. As previously reported on, five of the six-person crew went missing…
Search Resumes for Missing Fishermen in West Cork
#RESCUE - The search resumed this morning for five men missing after their fishing boat went down in rough seas in West Cork early yesterday, The Irish Times reports. One of the six-person crew of the Tit Bonhomme was rescued…
Air Corps Patrol Assists in Rescue of Injured Fisherman
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports that an Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft joined a search and rescue mission to evacuate a fisherman off the West Cork coast today. The Casa CN 235 - one of two operated by the…
Duo Rescued from Sinking Fishing Boat in Galway
#RESCUE - reports that two men have been rescued from a sinking fishing boat in Galway Bay this afternoon. One of the two men on board the vessel alerted rescue services around 2pm after they began taking on water…
Man Rescued from Sinking Boat at Galway Docks
#RESCUE - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was rescued from the Galway Docks last night after his boat started taking on water. The Irish Coast Guard and Galway RNLI lifeboat were alerted and came to…
Fisherman on Spanish Boat Airlifted to Cork
#RESCUE - A fisherman on a Spanish vessel is in hospital after being airlifted from some 150 nautical miles southwest of Co Cork early yesterday, The Irish Times reports. The skipper of the fishing vessel Albelo Primero radioed…
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