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Kayaker Rescued From Bristol Channel
#Rescue - A man was rescued from the water in the Bristol Channel off the Vale of Glamorgan this afternoon (Friday 1 May) after his kayak capsized and sank. Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre received multiple emergency calls at 12:26pm…
Six Junior Sailors Rescued In Dun Laoghaire Drama
#Rescue - reports on the dramatic rescue of six young sailing trainees after their dinghy overturned in a gust in Dun Laoghaire harbour yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 April). One of Dun Laoghaire RNLI's lifeboats spotted the children in trouble…
New Maritime Safety Strategy Aims to Reduce Number of Fatalities at Sea
#maritimesafety – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today launched a new Maritime Safety Strategy 2015 – 2019, the theme of which is 'Make Time for Maritime Safety.'  The new Strategy was developed following a consultation…
Tourist In Fall Near Cliffs Of Moher
#Rescue - reports that a French tourist was rescued after a fall near the Cliffs of Moher yesterday afternoon (Sunday 29 March). The woman had been walking with her family south of the famous Clare coastal spot when she…
Three Escape Injury As Yacht Runs Aground In Dublin Bay
#Rescue - A yacht was towed to safety by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat this afternoon (Wednesday 25 March) after it hit rocks on the South Bull Wall at the entrance to Dublin Port. Three people were on board the…
Champion Bodyboarder Airlifted From Clare Coastal Cliff
#Rescue - A world champion bodyboarder was airlifted to hospital from the base of a Doonbeg cliff earlier this week after suffering an injury in the water off the Clare coast. The Clare Herald has more on the incident, telling…
Surfer Rescued From Cliffs Of Moher
#Rescue - The Irish Independent reports that a surfer has been rescued after getting trapped at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher. What began a search operation for a missing surfer yesterday evening (Saturday 14 March) soon became a…
Quick-Thinking Gardaí Rescue Driver From Car In Water At Howth
#Rescue - Gardaí were swift on the scene in Howth Harbour to rescue a man whose car entered the water in the early hours of Wednesday morning (25 February). As the Irish Examiner reports, the driver had managed to get…
Second Russian Fishing Vessel In A Week Requires Medevac
#Rescue - Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was dispatched yesterday morning (18 February) for a medevac of an injured fisherman. As the Irish Independent reports, the casualty was on a Russian fishing vessel some 200 miles off the southwest…
Airlift For Russian Fisherman With Hand Injury
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports that a Russian fisherman is in hospital after sustaining serious hand injuries on a factory ship off Cork. The man was airlifted from the Starry Arabat some 320km west of Slea Head yesterday morning…
Video Shows Shocking Moment As Aran Islands Trawler Disappears Under Scottish Waves
#Rescue - Mail Online has more on the dramatic rescue of Aran Islands fishermen from an Irish trawler that sank off Scotland's Outer Hebrides last week. As previously reported on, three of the five crew were airlifted to hospital…
Stricken Solent Ship Under Tow to Southampton Port
#Rescue - Salvage teams have at last started to tow the stranded vehicle-carrier Hoegh Osaka, which is heading back to Southampton, reports BBC News. The degree of list on the 51,770-tonne ship has been reduced substantially, allowing the vessel to be…
'Weather Window' to Move Stricken Solent Ship
#SolentSalvage – Hoegh Osaka, the vehicle transporter ship that stranded in the Solent, has according to salvage teams earlier today, a window of up to 48 hours to ready the vessel and be moved. The 51,000 tonnes vessel which underwent…
Aran Islands Fishermen Rescued Off Scotland
#Rescue - Five crew on an Aran Islands fishing trawler were rescued yesterday (Tuesday 20 January) after the vessel sank off Scotland's Outer Hebrides. As reports, the trawler Iúda Naofa began tanking on water some 48 miles off Lewis…
Water Pumped from Stricken Solent Ship Hoegh Osaka
#SolentSalvage – So far about 800 tons of water has been pumped from the stricken vehicle-transporter Hoegh Osaka. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the operation was "going well" but said progress was slower than Saturday's start because they have…
Stricken Ship, Hoegh Osaka Weathers Solent Storm
#SolentSalvage - The stricken vehicle-transporter, Hoegh Osaka held its position in the Solent overnight, despite severe gales. Tugs holding the vessel, which is anchored near Lee-on-the-Solent, as reported yesterday, had been ordered to let it go if they lost control…

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