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Coast Guard Rescue News from Ireland
Killyleagh Yacht Club on Strangford Lough
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Two people were rescued from the water earlier this evening in Killyleagh, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland after falling overboard from a dinghy. A member of the public made a 999 call to the UK Coastguard at 7.00pm to report that…
Night time scene of Tuesday's 02.45 medevac Coastguard helicopter winch of an injured crew member from the LE Samuel Beckett
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#CrewInjury - The Naval Service has thanks to the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon and Waterford helicopter crews for their assistance in an early morning (Tuesday) medevac from one of their vessels. The Clare Herald writes that a crew member on board…
Rescue 115, the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92
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The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford,…
The track of one of the RNLI lifeboats in the course of the search for the missing trawler crew off the Pembrokeshire coast
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The search resumed at 06:00 this morning for crew-members of a fishing-vessel which sank yesterday afternoon off St David's Head in Pembrokeshire, Wales. One man was pulled from the water last night and transferred to hospital but his condition is…
St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire where the trawler sank this afternoon
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The UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just before 14:30 today (28 April) to say they could see a fishing vessel in difficulty near the rocks at St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire in North Wales…
The Gobbins coastal path reopens this weekend after significant storm-damage repairs
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#Coastguard - Northern Ireland coastguard teams have taken part in a major rescue exercise The Gobbins in Co Antrim ahead of the cliff path's reopening this May Day weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. As many as 50 volunteers from…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118
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#Rescue - A lobster fisherman was rescued after getting tangled in his vessel's ropes when it overturned off the Donegal coast on Saturday evening (9 April). As TheJournal.ie reports, the rescue of the solo fisherman proved difficult for local coastguard…
One of the Irish Coast Guard's four Sikorsky S-92 long-range SAR helicopters
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#Coastguard - Profits at the contractor providing Ireland's coastguard helicopter service are nearly eight times greater than in 2014, as the Irish Independent reports. CHC Ireland, a subsidiary of the Canadian helicopter services giant, says its turnover jumped by 24%…
Rescue 115, the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92
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#Coastguard - Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter flew to the rescue of a man who survived a 21-metre fall off a sea cliff in West Cork yesterday morning (Monday 7 March). According to the Irish Examiner, Rescue 115 was tasked…
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Just after midnight (16 February) the UK Coastguard received a Mayday emergency call from a yacht which was in difficulties and had run aground near Skerryvore Light, near the Isle of Tiree off the west coast of Scotland. There was…
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#Coastguard - Dublin's Irish Coast Guard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the north-east of Ireland early this morning (Tuesday 16 February), as Independent.ie reports. Rescue 116 assisted Belfast Coastguard in the medevac of a fisherman who suffered head…
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#Coastguard - Poor weather conditions forced the Irish Coast Guard to abort its search for a missing fisherman off the Clare coast yesterday evening (Monday 8 February). As Breaking News reports, the missing individual is understood to have fallen overboard…
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The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, R115, evacuated an injured crewman from a Russian vessel, the Armenak Babaev (110metres in length), approximately 150 miles West of Valentia, Co. Kerry last night. The injured man was airlifted at 17.45hrs to Cork…
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#Coastguard - Plans have been lodged for a new coastguard station in Westport, as the Connacht Telegraph reports. Proposed for a site on Mayo County Council land next to the old boat house on Westport Harbour, the station would comprise…
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#Coastguard - Crosshaven Coast Guard were joined by Waterford's SAR helicopter and the local RNLI in the rescue of a man trapped on rocks by the rising tide under a well-known seaside pub in Co Cork last night (Friday 15…
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The Irish Coast Guard Unit based on the West Pier in Howth Harbour is looking for volunteers.  The Unit is interviewing to fill trainee positions as Cliff Rescue Climbers, Coastal Search and Boat Crew. No experience is necessary. All training,…

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