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Coastguard Chief Seconded To Somalia For EU Maritime Security Mission
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#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has been seconded to Somalia as part of an EU maritime security mission in the Horn of Africa. Reynolds was granted special leave to take the position with EUCAP Nestor based in…
The Coast Guard have rescued a lone sailor off Wexford. See video below
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard welcomed the successful rescue last night (Tuesday 26 July) of a lone yachtsman found on his overturned yacht 20 miles off the Co Wexford coast. The yachtsman triggered his personal locator beacon (PLB) around…
Lladudno was the scene of an intensive SAR operation last night
Coastguard
UK Coastguard launched an air and sea search after a Mayday call was heard late on Friday night near Llandudno in North Wales. Holyhead Coastguard heard a spoken radio Mayday call at 10.45pm on Friday and coordinated a search of…
R115 the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter
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A father and son were rescued today, having being washed overboard from their kayak, thanks to the vigilance of Beach Lifeguards based at Tracht / Kinvarra. Lifeguards Mark Buckley and Niall Hanley contacted the Coast Guard shortly after 3pm this…
Howth and its cliff path are popular with walkers
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#Howth - The Irish Coast Guard cliff rescue team at Howth sprang into action yesterday afternoon (Saturday 16 July) after reports that a man in his 30s had fallen from the cliff path on Howth Head in North Co Dublin.…
Naval ship LÉ Orla was part of the major exercise off Moville yesterday
Coastguard
The Irish Coast Guard co-ordinated a very successful Marine Search and Rescue demonstration yesterday, Saturday 16th July. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the exercise in Moville Co Donegal involved some of Ireland’s principal Search and Rescue resources. Participants included Donegal based…
Injured Teenager Rescued By UK Coastguard Helicopter in Anglesey
Coastguard
The UK Coastguard is praising a local coasteering group after they administered first aid and a splint to a teenage boy who injured his knee at Porth Dafarch, near Anglesey Wales. Yesterday (Thursday 14 July 2016) at around 12.15pm the…
New Way of Working for HM Coastguard Survey & Inspection Programme
Coastguard
Plans to make sure there is a full maritime survey and inspection team covering the whole UK, will see more remote working and a slight change to where some of the marine offices are based. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency…
The blowhole at Dun na mBó in Co Mayo
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Coastguard teams from Achill and Ballyglass were involved in the recovery of the body of a young man from a popular tourism spot on the Mayo coast, as Independent.ie reports. Achill Coast Guard's cliff rescue unit were called…
Rescue 115 from Shannon flew more than 200km offshore to recover the injured fishing crewmember
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter was launched yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 14 June) to evacuate an injured crewmember from an Irish fishing vessel off the Kerry coast. Top cover was provided by a second coastguard helicopter as Rescue 115…
The search area between Northern Ireland and Scotland
Coastguard
The search is ongoing for a microlight aircraft with two people on board, after it was reported missing last night. UK Coastguard is continuing to co-ordinate the search, which had to be suspended because of fog at 3am today (10th June).…
Coastguard Rescue For Cruiser Couple On Lough Derg
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Two people on board a 30ft cruiser were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard's Killaloe unit yesterday evening (Monday 23 May), as the Irish Examiner reports. The coastguard team towed the boat into deeper water after it ran…
Doolin Coast Guard RIB recovered a body this morning
Coastguard
The Doolin Coastguard unit have recovered the body of a male in an area known as Doonacore Bay, south of Doolin Point in Co Clare. The body was initially spotted shortly after 8am this morning by members of the Doolin…
A twelve year old girl is winched to safety after becoming stuck in mud at Hest Bank, Morecambe Bay.  She was one of two reported missing - the other was found quickly last night (18th May) - and had to be rescued through mud extraction techniques
Coastguard
A twelve–year–old girl has been winched to safety after becoming stuck in mud at Hest Bank, Morecambe Bay. Two girls were reported missing to the UK Coastguard at 6.30pm yesterday (18th May), one was soon found and brought back to…
Howth Coast Guard treated a diver on the slip in Howth this afternoon
Coastguard
This afternoon the Irish Coast Guard were alerted to concerns for a diver who was at the slip at Howth Harbour, Co Dublin. The local Coast Guard unit in Howth were tasked and were quickly on scene. On arrival the…
The Sligo-based Rescue 118 is one of four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters operated by CHC Ireland for the Irish Coast Guard
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The Canadian helicopter services giant contracted to provide the Irish Coast Guard's search and rescue service has filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas. According to Independent.ie, CHC Group has blamed the worldwide drop in oil prices as the…

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