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Sligo's Irish Coast Guard SAR helicopter
#Coastguard - Early this morning the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter completed the medical evacuation of an injured crewman from a large tanker some 350km off Eagle Island in Co Mayo. The overnight operation was jointly co-ordinated with the UK…
A climber needed rescuing after becoming cragfast whilst climbing the cliff. Scroll down for video.
Two Coastguard Rescue Teams carried out a difficult and complex rescue in a Force 9 gale, after a climber became cragfast on cliffs at Fairhead, near Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. At about 11.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 28 September) the UK Coastguard received…
Donnelly Demands Update On Greystones Coastguard Upgrades
#Coastguard - Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly has called for an update on promised upgrades to Greystones coastguard station, as the Wicklow Times reports. The former Social Democrats co-leader said the Co Wicklow town's Irish Coast Guard base is the only…
Statement from Minister Shane Ross on Death of Volunteer Coast Guard Caitriona Lucas
It was with extreme sadness that I learned of the tragedy which occurred this afternoon in the waters off Kilkee, Co Clare. Caitriona was a member of that extraordinary group of men and women who dedicate their skills, time and…
Coastguard Member Dies During Search Off Kilkee
#Coastguard - RTÉ News is reporting that a member of the Irish Coast Guard has died after a rescue boat overturned during a search for a man missing of Kilkee this afternoon (Monday 12 September). Two other coastguard crew were recovered…
HM Coastguard's Prestwick-based rescue helicopter
#Coastguard - Five people were rescued as their boat sank under them between Ailsa Craig and Girvan in the Firth of Clyde last night (Saturday 6 August). Belfast Coastguard received 999 calls just after 6.40pm from the men on the…
Coastguard Chief Seconded To Somalia For EU Maritime Security Mission
#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
#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
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
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
#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
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
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
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 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 - 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…

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