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#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eight at Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today. Commercial had divided their Championships winning eight into two crews. The rain came – at almost exactly the same time as in Saturday’s Neptune Regatta, but the full set of races were held. Neptune beat Commercial in the women’s club one eight, one of the last of a long day.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men,

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt Commercial, 2l. Club One: UCD bt Commercial 1l. Novice: UCD B bt Trinity A 1l. Jun 18A: Neptune beat Coláiste Iognáid 1l. Jun 15: Athlone bt Coleraine GS 4l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l. Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune, canvas. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt New Ross 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune bt Commercial, scratched. Novice: Commercial bt Neptune 1l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Blackrock ½ l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Coleraine GS 1 ½ l.

Double – Senior: Commercial/Neptune bt Neptune ½ l. Club One: King’s Hospital bt Neptune distance. Jun 18A: Neptune C bt Three Cstles B 2l. Jun 16: Blackrock bt Carlow B 3l.

Single – Inter: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Offaly (C Brady) 3l. Club One: Lagan (N Darby) bt Carrick-on-Shannon (E Djeribi) 5l. Jun 18: Carrick (F Early) bt Neptune (S Byrne) 1l.

Women

Eight – Inter: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Club One: Neptune bt Commercial 1 ½ l. Nov: UCD A bt UCD B distance. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16: Coleraine Grammar School bt Commercial 1 ½ l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1l. Inter: Commercial B bt Commercial A, distance. Club One, coxed: UCD D bt UCD B 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Commercial ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune A bt Athlone ¾ l. Nov, coxed: Neptune bt Trinity 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Sligo 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 2l.

Double – Club One: King’s Hos A bt King’s Hos B, 3l. Jun 18A: Commercial A bt Carrick-on-Shannon 3l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Athlone A 3l.

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#Rowing: Commercial’s strength and depth were very evident at their own regatta at Islandbridge in Dublin today. After a huge programme was worked through, many of the finals involved the host club – some with two home crews competing against each other. The Intermediate eight was one such race. In the club eight, Trinity came out on top.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (selected results)

Men

Eight – Club: Trinity bt Blackrock 5l. Inter: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Novice: UCD bt UCD B 5l. Masters: Commercial bt Neptune 1l.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A ½ l. Jun 18, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l.

Pair – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B.  

Sculling,

Quadruple – Novice: Commercial A bt Neptune 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Three Castles bt Commercial 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Commercial ¾ l. Club, coxed: Neptune bt King’s Hos 3 ½ l.

Novice: Commercial B bt King’s Hos 4l. Jun 16: Three Castles bt New Ross 4l.

Double – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1 ¼ l. Club: Waterford A bt Garda distance. Jun 18: Three Castles A bt Three Castles B 5l.

Single – Club One: Carrick-on-Shannon (Earley) bt Commercial (Connolly) 2 ½ l . Inter: Commercial (N Beggan) bt Commercial (J Phelan) 2l. Nov: Offaly (K Morris) bt Commercial (J Wareham) dnf. Jun 18A: New Ross (L Sutton) bt Killorglin (J McCarthy) 3 ¼ l. Jun 16: Carlow (H Slattery) and Three Castles (L Flynn) dead heat.  

Women

Eight – Novice: Trinity A bt Neptune canvas. Jun 16: Carlow bt Athlone disq.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A 1l. Club, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Jun 18: Commercial bt New Ross 1l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Galway scr.  

Pair – Sen: Commercial C bt Commercial A 2l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club, coxed: King’s Hos bt Killorglin 2l. Novice, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune A 4l. Jun 18, coxed: New Ross bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16, coxed: Carlow bt Killorglin 1 ¼ l.

Double – Sen: Neptune bt Commercial 3½ l. Club: Neptune A bt UCD 3l. Jun 18: New Ross B bt Offaly dist. Jun 16: Commercial bt Killorglin 3l.

Single – Inter: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Athlone (Y Curley) 4l. Club: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) dist. Nov: Commercial (S Bedair) bt Commercial (S Donnelly) dist. Club One: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) distance. Jun 18A: Carrick-on-Shannon (T Duggan) bt Commercial (D O’Toole) 2 ½ l. Jun 18B: Offaly (E Dowling) bt Waterford (L Drohan) 3l. Masters: Offaly (C Nolan; C) bt Commercial (A Ryan; B) distance.

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#Rowing: Commercial Regatta was the biggest ever run by the club, with a huge entry from juniors in particular. Some of the top results also went the way of the host club. Trinity had to give way in the men’s intermediate eight, though in the women’s club eight they reversed the order. Scott Addison of Trinity won the men’s club single.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Intermediate: Commercial bt Trinity ¾ l. Club One: Commercial B bt Commercial 2¼ l. Novice: Neptune bt  UCD, disqualified. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Commercial ¾ l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 5l. Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford ¾ l.

Pair – Senior: Commercial B bt Commercial A 2 ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Sligo bt Carlow 4l. Novice, coxed: Neptune B bt New Ross 2 ¾ l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt New Ross 5l.

Double – Senior: Commercial A bt Commercial B ¾ l. Jun 18A: Three Castles B bt Commercial , DNF. Jun 16: Killorglin bt Waterford 3ft.

Single – Intermediate: Trinity (S Addison) bt Commercial (C Carroll) 1 ¼ l. Club One: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Portadown (A Lavins) 2 ¾ l. Novice: Commercial (E Jarvis) bt New Ross (E Jones) easily. Jun 18A: Commercial (E Meehan) bt Three Castles (O Clune) 2l. Jun 16: Waterford (S O’Brien) bt Commercial (K Browne) 2l.

Women

Eight – Club One: Trinity bt Commercial. Novice: UCD bt Trinity A easily. Jun 18: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Junior 16: Athlone bt Carlow 3/4l.

Four – Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 1 ¾ l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt UCD 1l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Commercal A 1l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune easily. Jun 18, coxed: Waterford bt Sligo A 4l. Jun 16 coxed: Commercial bt Carlow 5l.

Double – Sen: Commercial bt Portadown easily. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Sligo A 5l. Jun 16: New Ross bt King’s Hospital 5l.

Single – Club One: New Ross (J Walsh) bt Portadown (A Martin). Jun 18A: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Fermoy (A O’Sullivan) 3 ½ l. Jun 16: Offaly (E Dowling) bt New Ross (A Coughlan) 1 ¼ l.

 

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Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard is Ireland's 4th Blue Light service (along with An Garda Síochána, the Ambulance Service and the Fire Service). It provides a nationwide maritime emergency organisation as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies.

The purpose of the Irish Coast Guard is to promote safety and security standards, and by doing so, prevent as far as possible, the loss of life at sea, and on inland waters, mountains and caves, and to provide effective emergency response services and to safeguard the quality of the marine environment.

The Irish Coast Guard has responsibility for Ireland's system of marine communications, surveillance and emergency management in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and certain inland waterways.

It is responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue and counter-pollution and ship casualty operations. It also has responsibility for vessel traffic monitoring.

Operations in respect of maritime security, illegal drug trafficking, illegal migration and fisheries enforcement are co-ordinated by other bodies within the Irish Government.

Introduction

On average, each year, the Irish Coast Guard is expected to:

  • handle 3,000 marine emergencies
  • assist 4,500 people and save about 200 lives
  • task Coast Guard helicopters on missions around 2000 times (40 times to assist mountain rescues and 200 times to carry out aeromedical HEMS missions on behalf of the HSE), Coast Guard volunteer units will respond 1000 times and RNLI and community lifeboats will be tasked by our Coordination Centres about 950 times
  • evacuate medical patients off our Islands to hospital on 100 occasions
  • assist other nations' Coast Guards about 200 times
  • make around 6,000 maritime safety broadcasts to shipping, fishing and leisure craft users
  • carry out a safety on the water campaign that targets primary schools and leisure craft users, including at sea and beach patrols
  • investigate approximately 50 maritime pollution reports

The Coast Guard has been around in some form in Ireland since 1908.

List of Coast Guard Units in Ireland

  • Achill, Co. Mayo
  • Ardmore, Co. Waterford
  • Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
  • Ballycotton, Co. Cork
  • Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
  • Bonmahon, Co. Waterford
  • Bunbeg, Co. Donegal
  • Carnsore, Co. Wexford
  • Castlefreake, Co. Cork
  • Castletownbere, Co. Cork
  • Cleggan, Co. Galway
  • Clogherhead, Co. Louth
  • Costelloe Bay, Co. Galway
  • Courtown, Co. Wexford
  • Crosshaven, Co. Cork
  • Curracloe, Co. Wexford
  • Dingle, Co. Kerry
  • Doolin, Co. Clare
  • Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  • Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
  • Fethard, Co. Wexford
  • Glandore, Co. Cork
  • Glenderry, Co. Kerry
  • Goleen, Co. Cork
  • Greencastle, Co. Donegal
  • Greenore, Co. Louth
  • Greystones, Co. Wicklow
  • Guileen, Co. Cork
  • Howth, Co. Dublin
  • Kilkee, Co. Clare
  • Killala, Co. Mayo
  • Killybegs, Co. Donegal
  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
  • Knightstown, Co. Kerry
  • Mulroy, Co. Donegal
  • North Aran, Co. Galway
  • Old Head Of Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Oysterhaven, Co. Cork
  • Rosslare, Co. Wexford
  • Seven Heads, Co. Cork
  • Skerries, Co. Dublin
  • Summercove, Co. Cork
  • Toe Head, Co. Cork
  • Tory Island, Co. Donegal
  • Tramore, Co. Waterford
  • Waterville, Co. Kerry
  • Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Wicklow
  • Youghal, Co. Cork

The roles of the Irish Coast Guard

The main roles of the Irish Coast Guard are to rescue people from danger at sea or on land, to organise immediate medical transport and to assist boats and ships within the country's jurisdiction.

Each year the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinates the response to thousands of incidents at sea and on the cliffs and beaches of Ireland. It does this through its Marine Rescue Centres which are currently based in:

  • Dublin
  • Malin Head (Co Donegal)
  • Valentia Island (Co Kerry).

Each centre is responsible for search and rescue operations.

The Dublin National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) provides marine search and rescue response services and co-ordinates the response to marine casualty incidents within the Irish Pollution Responsibility Zone/EEZ.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia and MRSC Malin Head are 24/7 centres co-ordinating search and rescue response in their areas of responsibility.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Ballycotton and Clifden.

MRSC Malin Head is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Clifden and Lough Foyle.

MRCC Dublin is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Carlingford Lough and Ballycotton.

Each MRCC/MRSC broadcasts maritime safety information on VHF and, in some cases, MF radio in accordance with published schedules.

Maritime safety information that is broadcast by the three Marine Rescue Sub-centres includes:

  • navigational warnings as issued by the UK Hydrographic Office
  • gale warnings, shipping forecasts, local inshore forecasts, strong wind warnings and small craft warnings as issued by the Irish Meteorological Office.

Coast Guard helicopters

The Irish Coast Guard has contracted five medium-lift Sikorsky Search and Rescue helicopters deployed at bases in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo.

The helicopters are designated wheels up from initial notification in 15 minutes during daylight hours and 45 minutes at night. One aircraft is fitted and its crew trained for under slung cargo operations up to 3000kgs and is available on short notice based at Waterford.

These aircraft respond to emergencies at sea, inland waterways, offshore islands and mountains of Ireland (32 counties).

They can also be used for assistance in flooding, major inland emergencies, intra-hospital transfers, pollution, and aerial surveillance during daylight hours, lifting and passenger operations and other operations as authorised by the Coast Guard within appropriate regulations.

The Coast Guard can contract specialised aerial surveillance or dispersant spraying aircraft at short notice internationally.

Helicopter tasks include:

  • the location of marine and aviation incident survivors by homing onto aviation and marine radio distress transmissions, by guidance from other agencies, and by visual, electronic and electro-optical search
  • the evacuation of survivors from the sea, and medical evacuees from all manner of vessels including high-sided passenger and cargo vessels and from the islands
  • the evacuation of personnel from ships facing potential disaster
  • search and or rescue in mountainous areas, caves, rivers, lakes and waterways
  • the transport of offshore fire-fighters (MFRTs) or ambulance teams (MARTs) and their equipment following a request for assistance
  • the provision of safety cover for other search and rescue units including other Marine Emergency Service helicopters
  • pollution, casualty and salvage inspections and surveillance and the transport of associated personnel and equipment
  • inter-agency training in all relevant aspects of the primary role
  • onshore emergency medical service, including evacuation and air ambulance tasks
  • relief of the islands and of areas suffering from flooding or deep snow

The secondary roles of the helicopter are:

  • the exercise of the primary search, rescue and evacuation roles in adjacent search and rescue regions
  • assistance to onshore emergency services, such as in the evacuation of high-rise buildings
  • public safety awareness displays and demonstrations
  • providing helicopter expertise for seminars and training courses

The Irish Coast Guard provides aeronautical assets for search and rescue in the mountains of Ireland. Requests for Irish Coast Guard assets are made to the Marine Rescue Centres.

Requests are accepted from An Garda Síochána and nominated persons in Mountain Rescue Teams.

Information courtesy of Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (July 2019)

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