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The search area between Northern Ireland and Scotland
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 - 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
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
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
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 - 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, CHC Group has blamed the worldwide drop in oil prices as the…
Killyleagh Yacht Club on Strangford Lough
Two people were rescued from the water earlier this evening in Killyleagh, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland after falling overboard from a dinghy. A member of the public made a 999 call to the UK Coastguard at 7.00pm to report that…
Night time scene of Tuesday's 02.45 medevac Coastguard helicopter winch of an injured crew member from the LE Samuel Beckett
#CrewInjury - The Naval Service has thanks to the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon and Waterford helicopter crews for their assistance in an early morning (Tuesday) medevac from one of their vessels. The Clare Herald writes that a crew member on board…
Rescue 115, the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92
The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford,…
The track of one of the RNLI lifeboats in the course of the search for the missing trawler crew off the Pembrokeshire coast
The search resumed at 06:00 this morning for crew-members of a fishing-vessel which sank yesterday afternoon off St David's Head in Pembrokeshire, Wales. One man was pulled from the water last night and transferred to hospital but his condition is…
St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire where the trawler sank this afternoon
The UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just before 14:30 today (28 April) to say they could see a fishing vessel in difficulty near the rocks at St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire in North Wales…
The Gobbins coastal path reopens this weekend after significant storm-damage repairs
#Coastguard - Northern Ireland coastguard teams have taken part in a major rescue exercise The Gobbins in Co Antrim ahead of the cliff path's reopening this May Day weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. As many as 50 volunteers from…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118
#Rescue - A lobster fisherman was rescued after getting tangled in his vessel's ropes when it overturned off the Donegal coast on Saturday evening (9 April). As reports, the rescue of the solo fisherman proved difficult for local coastguard…
One of the Irish Coast Guard's four Sikorsky S-92 long-range SAR helicopters
#Coastguard - Profits at the contractor providing Ireland's coastguard helicopter service are nearly eight times greater than in 2014, as the Irish Independent reports. CHC Ireland, a subsidiary of the Canadian helicopter services giant, says its turnover jumped by 24%…
Rescue 115, the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92
#Coastguard - Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter flew to the rescue of a man who survived a 21-metre fall off a sea cliff in West Cork yesterday morning (Monday 7 March). According to the Irish Examiner, Rescue 115 was tasked…
Just after midnight (16 February) the UK Coastguard received a Mayday emergency call from a yacht which was in difficulties and had run aground near Skerryvore Light, near the Isle of Tiree off the west coast of Scotland. There was…

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