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Coast Guard Rescue News from Ireland
Reminder For Upcoming UK Coastguard VHF Channel Changes
#VHF - UK Coastguard is reminding all boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea to make sure they are ready for the pending changeover of some VHF channels used to contact emergency services. As reported earlier…
Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
Rescue 116’s winch man prepares to lower the stranded woman from the cliff face at Whiterock
#Rescue - Drone owners will be mindful of where they fly their devices after a woman was stranded on a cliff face in Killiney while trying to recover one of the mini aircraft. Dublin MRCC received a 112 call on…
Coastguard In Ongoing Search For Missing Diver Off Donegal
#Coastguard - Sligo’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 is involved in an ongoing multi-agency search for a diver missing since yesterday afternoon (12 August) off the Donegal coast. According to, the man was part of a group diving…
RNLI volunteers assist one of the three kayakers who attempted to aid the rescue of the injured teenager Courtown Harbour
#Rescue - The Arklow lifeboat joined Courtown RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard in a multi-agency rescue on Friday evening (11 August) after a teenage girl fell from an inflatable ‘doughnut’ being towed by a jet ski in Courtown Harbour.…
Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launches to the incident at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon
#Rescue - A mother and her two children were rescued from a sea cave at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon (Saturday 29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard. The two children had got into…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched this morning (Friday 28 July) to locate a vessel sending an alarm from their positioning beacon off the coast of West Cork. The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch just before 10am after it had…
Rescue For Girl Swept Out To Sea In Donegal
#Rescue - Malin Head Coast Guard has issued a warning over changing tides after a series of rescues off the Donegal coast yesterday (Sunday 23 July). The most serious of these involved a six-year-old girl whose inflatable was swept out…
Brian Conville from Dublin and Joseph Gagnon from Canada were rescued by the Waterford-based coastguard helicopter this afternoon
#Rowing - Dubliner Brian Conville is recovering in Tralee Hospital after being rescued by the Irish Coast Guard about 160 miles off Mizen Head this afternoon, writes Tom MacSweeney. Experienced offshore rower Conville, 25 — who last year crossed the…
Irish Lights aids to navigation tender ILV Granuaile seen slowing moving astern within her homeport of Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#Rescue116 - The Commissioners of Irish Lights aids to navigation tender ILV Granuaile is to carry out a four-day ROV search operation beginning this weekend at the site of the Rescue 116 helicopter crash off Black Rock Lighthouse.  The ILV…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
#Rescue116 - Favourable conditions this weekend will aid a fresh search of the waters around Black Rock for the two Irish Coast Guard personnel still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy four months ago. Winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman…
Data on the island off Co Mayo was missing from Rescue 116’s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, or EGPWS
#Rescue116 - A new report reveals that the absence of data on Black Rock from Rescue 116’s onboard warning system was flagged with the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter operators years before the fatal crash earlier this year. Captains Dara Fitzpatrick…
Coastguard Tows Cruiser To Safety On Lough Derg After Engine & Anchor Troubles
#Rescue - A cruiser with four on board was aided by the Irish Coast Guard after it suffered engine trouble and snapped its anchor line in poor weather on Lough Derg yesterday (Sunday 2 July). As reports, the alarm…
Life And The Sea: A Special Commemoration At SeaFest 2017 This Evening
#GalwayHarbour - A civic and military service to remember all those who have lost their lives at sea and recognise the heroism of all in our rescue services will be held in Galway Harbour this evening (Friday 30 June). Mayor…
Larne inshore lifeboat was launched following reports of an over-turned kayak at Carnfunnock
The most recent launch took place on Friday last, 23 June at 11pm. Larne's all-weather lifeboat Dr John McSparron and inshore lifeboat Terry launched on request of Belfast Coastguard to reports of two overdue kayakers. Both boats completed a search…
Teenage Boy In Serious Condition After Sailing Incident Off Skibbereen
#Skibbereen - reports that a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a boom while yachting off Skibbereen yesterday morning (Saturday 24 June). The teenager was airlifted to Cork University Hospital by…

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