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Young Scientists Hopefuls Flag Coastguard Navigation Chart Errors In Helicopter Project
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#Coastguard - Secondary school students taking part in this week’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RSD have identified a list of errors in navigational charts used by the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter crews. As the Irish Independent…
Irish Coast Guard Saved 335 Lives In 2017
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard saved 335 lives and assisted more than 3,300 people in 2017, as RTÉ News reports. Among the details of its end of year review, the coastguard said its volunteer units and helicopter SAR crews…
SAR Pilots Asked To Help Correct Navigation Chart Revised After Rescue 116 Tragedy
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#Rescue116 - The Irish Aviation Authority has appealed to SAR and other pilots to help correct its latest aeronautical chart introduced this past summer, as The Irish Times reports. The updated visual flight rules chart was published in response to…
Irish Coast Guard & RNLI Urge People To ‘Respect The Water’ Over Festive Season
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#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water, and to remember some basic safety advice…
Capt Dara Fitzpatrick as pictured in a 1994 issue of Afloat magazine
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#Rescue116 - British SAR contractor Heli Operations has named its latest helicopter in tribute to Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died in the Rescue 116 tragedy earlier this year. The Westland Sea King HAS.5, codenamed ZA116, will bear the name Dara…
Search Off Galway For Missing Fisherman
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#Missing - RTÉ News reports that a major air and sea rescue operation has been launched for a fisherman reported missing off Galway last night (Wednesday 22 November). A fishing boat was found adrift with no occupant west of Blackrock…
Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard gets a better vantage point to observe the SUPs riding the wake of ferries coming into Dublin Port
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard received a call from a member of the public yesterday evening (Sunday 5 November) who advised that two stand-up paddle boarders appeared to be in difficultly at the North Bull Wall near Dublin Port.…
Caitriona Lucas was posthumously awarded the State's highest honour for bravery earlier this month
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#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard management faced a protest march at the weekend over Kilkee’s lack of a full rescue service — and one restricted further since the death last year of coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas, as The Irish Times…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
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#Rescue116 - Lifejackets worn by the crew of the downed Rescue 116 were not fit for purpose — and the operators of Ireland’s coastguard rescue helicopter service knew five years beforehand. That’s according to a report set to be broadcast…
Caitriona Lucas was awarded a Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery at yesterday's National Bravery Awards
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#Coastguard - The late Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas has been recognised in this year’s National Bravery Awards. The Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery were presented to Lucas’ family at Farmleigh House yesterday (Friday 20 October) a…
The Queen Mary 2, pictured here in Norway, was en route to Southampton from New York at the time
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#Medevac - Shannon’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac from the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 some 60 nautical miles off West Cork on Thursday morning (12 October), as BreakingNews.ie reports. An elderly passenger understood…
Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were called to assist a sick sailor off Malahide last Thursday afternoon
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#Coastguard - Castletownbere’s Irish Coast Guard team was alerted on Friday night (29 September) by Valentia Coast Guard to a medevac scheduled for the early hours of Saturday. FV Argeles, a French fishing vessel, had an injured crewman onboard and…
Items Found On Mayo Beach Could Belong To Missing Rescue 116 Crew
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#Rescue116 - A lifejacket and helmet washed up on a beach near Blacksod in Co Mayo this weekend may belong to one of the two missing crew from the Rescue 116 tragedy earlier this year, as RTÉ News reports. The…
Rescue 118, based in Sligo, was tasked for the long-range medevac some 190 miles west of Erris Head this morning
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#Coastguard - The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 conducted a medevac for a passenger on board the cruise liner Marco Polo this morning (Wednesday 27 September). Malin Rescue Coordination Centre received an early morning request from the UK…
Coastguard Chief Speaks Of Sorrow Over Lost Colleagues Ahead Of Return From EU Secondment
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#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has paid tribute to the lives lost in the Rescue 116 and Kilkee tragedies ahead of his return from secondment in Somalia. “The Coast Guard has lost five colleagues to accident and…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
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#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…
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