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The Irish Coast Guard has warned the 'ghost ship' Alta could be 'pilfered' and urged Cork County Council to provide security.
It has been urged by the Irish Coast Guard that Cork County Council and An Garda Síochána to provide security at the MV Alta shipwreck on the Cork coast last month after it was reported people tried to access the ‘ghost…
Irish Coast Guard Recruiting For Watch Officers
The Irish Coast Guard has vacancies for Watch Officers at its three Marine Rescue Coordination Centres in Dublin, Malin Head, Co Donegal and Valentia, Co Kerry. The IRCG provides a nationwide maritime emergency service as well as a variety of…
Capt Dara Fitzpatrick (pictured), Capt Mark Duffy and winch team Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith all died in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash
A senior aviation expert with Britain’s Coastguard has been appointed to a review of aspects of the unpublished investigation into the Rescue 116 helicopter crash off the north Mayo coast three years ago, The Sunday Times reports. Philip Hanson, aviation…
Clockwise from top left: Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby
The Irish Coast Guard has issued a statement marking three years since the loss of four crew of the helicopter Rescue 116 off Co Mayo. Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith died…
R116 Coastguard Helicopter
Almost three years after four Irish Coast Guard aircrew lost their lives in a helicopter crash off the north Mayo coast, a senior counsel has been appointed to chair a review into aspects of the State investigator's final report writes Lorna…
Emergency teams at Killyleagh in Co Down responding to the kayaking incident in Strangford Lough
Portaferry’s coastguard rescue team was paged yesterday morning (Saturday 7 March) to a report of multiple kayakers capsized in the water off Killyleagh on Strangford Lough. Portaferry RNLI were also tasked to the incident, recovering four individuals from the water…
File image of the Shannon-based Rescue 115
The Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter launched to rescue two seriously injured crew from a Dutch supertrawler on Friday morning (6 March), as the Irish Examiner reports. Rescue 115 was dispatched yesterday to the Zeeland, a 6,000-tonne fishing factory, following…
File image of the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118
Calls have been made for people rescued from the water while going against safety advice and weather warnings to be “handed the bill” for their rescue, after two surfers were saved off the Sligo coast during Storm Jorge at the…
New TG4 Documentary Reaches Into Heart & Soul Of Irish Coast Guard
Following January’s film on Ireland’s offshore fishing industry, the latest episode of TG4 documentary series Tabú reaches into the heart and soul of the Irish Coast Guard — as told by the coastguard members in their own words. In the…
Greystones Harbour
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has applied for planning permission for a new coastguard station in Greystones Harbour — three years after plans for the Co Wicklow town were deemed ‘not viable’. Lack of funds was the reason given…
The four Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopters based at Dublin, Shannon, Waterford and Sligo flew lover 770 missions last year,
Accidental activation of satellite beacons or expired equipment meant that the majority of almost 200 such alerts proved to be false alarms this past year, the Irish Coast Guard has said. In its end of year statement, the Irish Coast…
Irish Coast Guard & RNLI Christmas & New Year Safety Message
The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have called on the public to pay particular attention to their personal safety when engaging in any water-based or coastal activities over the Christmas and New Year period. The two organisations have also…
Volunteers at 23 of the service’s 44 stations equipped with rigid inflatable boats (RIB's) and smaller D-Class boats couldn’t launch any rescue operations.
The entire fleet of the Irish Coast Guard’s in-shore rescue boat units will return to full operations by January, the Department of Transport has told the Irish Examiner. They were suspended last month after life jackets malfunctioned. As a result…
Killaloe is among the 23 coastguard units whose boat operations have been suspended
It’s hoped that five of the 23 Irish Coast Guard units whose boats were pulled from service over lifejacket safety issues could resume operations within days, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Last month all coastguard rescue boat operations were suspended as the…
Dun Laoghaire Coastguard Chosen For Drone Operations On East Coast
The Irish Coast Guard’s Dun Laoghaire unit has been chosen to pilot drone operations covering the East sector. Training is set to commence early in the new year using DroneSAR, a software platform developed by a Donegal-based team to employ…
The inflatable kayak found ashore at Millisle in Co Down on Monday morning
Belfast Coastguard in Northern Ireland is appealing for the owner of a kayak found washed ashore at Millisle in Co Down. The discovery of the green-and-black inflatable kayak yesterday morning (Monday 25 November) prompted a search operation in the area of…

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