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The stricken trawler from Kilkeel safely moored in Peel Harbour after its overnight ordeal
RNLI Lifeboats
#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).…
Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat crew Carol Flahive, Ian Thompson and Peter McCann
RNLI Lifeboats
#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…
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…
Map showing the location of Ardoileán off Clifden in Connemara
Rescue
#Rescue - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was recovering from hypothermia last night (Tuesday 13 September) after his boat sank off Connemara. The man had set out from Clifden earlier in the day headed for Ardoileán, or High…
Coastguard Member Dies During Search Off Kilkee
Coastguard
#Coastguard - RTÉ News is reporting that a member of the Irish Coast Guard has died after a rescue boat overturned during a search for a man missing of Kilkee this afternoon (Monday 12 September). Two other coastguard crew were recovered…
French yachtsman Jean Conchaudron clings to his upturned hull after keel failure
Rescue
#Rescue - The French sailor rescued from the hull of his upturned yacht off the Wexford coast this summer has again paid tribute to the Irish Coast Guard crew who came to his aid. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, yachtsman…
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…
Portbraddon in North Antrim
Rescue
#Rescue - Coastguard teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine were joined by Portrush RNLI in the rescue of a father and son who were cut off by the tide while fishing on the North Antrim coast at the weekend. As the…
Red Rock in Sutton where the kayakers got into difficulty
Rescue
#Rescue - Twelve kayakers rescued amid difficult weather conditions in Dublin Bay yesterday had only limited safety equipment and had not logged their trip with the coastguard, as The Irish Times reports. The kayaking group were recovered by the Howth…
Liscannor Bay
Rescue
#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports on the rescue of a woman whose kayak capsized in Liscannor Bay this morning (Sunday 24 July). The woman – one of a group of four – was unable to get back into her kayak, prompting…
Traught beach at Kinvara, Co Galway
Rescue
#Rescue - A father and son were rescued on Thursday (21 July) by Kinvara beach lifeguards after being washed overboard from their kayak. Lifeguards Mark Buckley and Niall Hanley contacted the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 3pm when they became…
The Cliffs of Moher looking towards O'Brien's Tower
Rescue
#CliffsofMoher - BreakingNews.ie reports that two tourists are recovering after separate falling incidents at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday (Thursday 21 July).  An Italian woman suffered a serious leg injury on the coastal cliff trail around 10am, while an Australian…
Lough Swilly RNLI will be part of the IMSARC marine rescue demo this coming Saturday
Rescue
#Rescue - Moville on the shores of Lough Foyle is set to host a major marine rescue demonstration this coming weekend, as Inishowen News reports. Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla will join Air Corps aircraft, the Irish Coast Guard, Lough…
Rescue 115 launched from Shannon early this morning to airlift a cliff fall casualty
Rescue
#CliffFall - Independent.ie reports that a 23-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after falling 40ft into the sea from a cliff near Lahinch early this morning (Sunday 5 June). Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 launched to the scene after…
Two Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing Crew Of Fishing Vessel Sunk Off Scotland
Rescue
#Search - Two bodies have been found in the search for the missing crew of a fishing vessel that sank off Scotland's Western Isles early yesterday (Saturday 9 April). One crew member was taken to hospital by helicopter as UK…
Three Missing After Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Scotland's Western Isles
Rescue
#Search - One crew member from a fishing vessel has been rescued as the search continues for three others after the boat sank off Scotland's Western Isles in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 9 April). The UK Coastguard…

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