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Valentia RNLI escorting the fishing vessel to Dingle Harbour
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat this morning to assist a fisherman with suspected spinal injuries following a collision. At 1.17 am the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to launch to an injured fisherman onboard a…
Coastguard & RNLI Issue Storm Lorenzo Warning
The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint warning to the public as Storm Lorenzo approaches to remind people to pay particular attention to their personal safety while outdoors and along the coastline during this time. While…
Rower ‘Shaken’ After Rescue From Strong Shannon Currents At Killaloe Bridge
BreakingNews.ie reports that a charity rower was left “shaken” after he was rescued from strong currents in the River Shannon at the Killaloe bridge. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were tasked at 2.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 25 September) to the scene where…
The capsized currach off Skerries
Skerries RNLI launched to the rescue of a man and two teenagers in the water after their currach capsized off the north Co Dublin town yesterday evening (Saturday 21 September). Just after 5pm, Dublin Coast Guard picked up a Mayday…
Coastguard volunteers carry the stranded dog back to dry land
Coastguard teams from Bangor and Portaferry were tasked to Strangford Lough on Saturday afternoon (17 August) to rescue a young dog stranded by the tide at Island Hill. The pup’s worried owner “was in the mindset of attempting a rescue…
Rescue 118 winches one of its crew
RTÉ News reports that 15 young people were rescued from the sea off Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 13 August). Ten were airlifted to hospital in Letterkenny after the group got into difficulty while swimming by the pier at Magheroarty in…
A 4x4 vehicle sinking in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday afternoon
A warm afternoon in Dublin Bay yesterday (Wednesday 24 July) also saw three callouts for Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard within the space of an hour. The first at 5pm involved a Jeep-type vehicle spotted floating in the harbour. Satisfied that…
Control operations at the Irish Coast Guard
Shane Ross, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport has published a new National Search and Rescue Plan aimed at placing Ireland at the forefront of international best practice. The plan also addresses some key lessons arising from tragic accidents…
The casualty prepared for transfer to the Kilmore Quay lifeboat
A man was taken to hospital with hand injuries by Irish Coast Guard helicopter after a Mayday call on a yacht off Kilmore Quay on Saturday (29 June). The local RNLI lifeboat crew were en route to another vessel that had…
Greencastle cliff team members assist the stranded climber
Greencastle, Co Donegal’s Irish Coast Guard team were tasked by the IRCG emergency operations centre at Malin to a rock climber who got into difficulty at Hell’s Hole on Malin Head on Tuesday evening (28 May) The climber was trapped…
Rescue 115 is the Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based helicopter
The Irish Coast Guard has warned over the dangers of laser pointers after a rescue helicopter was targeted during a training operation on Tuesday evening (28 May). According to TheJournal.ie, Rescue 115 was conducting manoeuvres north of Doolin at around…
Howth Coast Guard volunteers have Max the dog in safe hands
Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 May) the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth unit was diverted from exercise to rescue two people and a dog who were cut off by the rising tide. The crew immediately responded and began a search for the…
Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
Castletownbere’s RNLI lifeboat sprang into action to help locate a tourist reported missing on Dursey Island in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 17 May). The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dean Hegarty, launched shortly after 2pm after Valentia Coast…
The year-long trial, which starts today 29 April, 2019 will provide HM Coastguard Rescue Teams with more eyes in the sky to assist with search and rescue operations
For the next 12 months, a new drone trial is taking flight to support vital search and rescue action around the coast of Essex, thanks to a partnership between Essex Police, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal…
Killaloe Coast Guard volunteers with the dog they brought to safety along with its owners after their cruiser lost power
#Rescue - Lough Derg RNLI and Killaloe Coast Guard launched to separate incidents on Easter Monday (22 April) that between them saw four people and a dog rescued on the lough. In the first incident, Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat launched to…
If your GPS is more than 10 years old or it’s had no firmware updates then you’re definitely at higher risk of you GPS not working from 6 April
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a special safety bulletin to all mariners that use GPS to prepare for a rollover event that will occur on 6 April 2019. On April 6 navigation data from some older GPS…

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