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Coast Guard Rescue News from Ireland
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…
#Coastguard - Dublin's Irish Coast Guard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the north-east of Ireland early this morning (Tuesday 16 February), as Independent.ie reports. Rescue 116 assisted Belfast Coastguard in the medevac of a fisherman who suffered head…
#Coastguard - Poor weather conditions forced the Irish Coast Guard to abort its search for a missing fisherman off the Clare coast yesterday evening (Monday 8 February). As Breaking News reports, the missing individual is understood to have fallen overboard…
The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter, R115, evacuated an injured crewman from a Russian vessel, the Armenak Babaev (110metres in length), approximately 150 miles West of Valentia, Co. Kerry last night. The injured man was airlifted at 17.45hrs to Cork…
#Coastguard - Plans have been lodged for a new coastguard station in Westport, as the Connacht Telegraph reports. Proposed for a site on Mayo County Council land next to the old boat house on Westport Harbour, the station would comprise…
#Coastguard - Crosshaven Coast Guard were joined by Waterford's SAR helicopter and the local RNLI in the rescue of a man trapped on rocks by the rising tide under a well-known seaside pub in Co Cork last night (Friday 15…
The Irish Coast Guard Unit based on the West Pier in Howth Harbour is looking for volunteers.  The Unit is interviewing to fill trainee positions as Cliff Rescue Climbers, Coastal Search and Boat Crew. No experience is necessary. All training,…
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has had its busiest year since 1991, as RTÉ News reports. As of yesterday (Wednesday 30 December), coastguard teams nationwide had completed a combined total of 2,657 missions – an increase of 1% on…
The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter has medevac'ed a Spanish crewman from a trawler 120 nautical miles SSW of Mizen Head, in County Cork, one of the extreme points of the island of Ireland. 
#Coastguard - Two callouts on St Stephen's Day brought the Irish Coast Guard's total annual helicopter rescue missions to the 1,000 mark for the first time since the service began in 1991, as RTÉ News reports. Sligo's Rescue 118 had…
#Xmas - The Irish Coast Guard responded to a surprising distress call this week as a man reported falling off his sleigh over Dollymount Strand. But this was no hoax call, as the Irish Examiner reports. And the VIP, in…
#Coastguard - Waterford's coastguard helicopter went to the aid of three men and a dog whose boat was grounded on a sandbank near Rosslare Strand yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 December). As BreakingNews.ie reports, coastguard units from Rosslare and Carnsore joined…
The Sligo based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 118, is helping to bring Christmas cheer to Tory Island off the Donegal coast. Nine (9) islanders who otherwise would not have got home for Christmas are this afternoon being flown from Donegal…
#Coastguard - The Air Accident Investigation Unit is conducting an inquiry after it emerged one of two teenagers recovered from the sea off Hook Head last weekend fell from a coastguard helicopter back into the water. The Irish Times reports…
#Coastguard - The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter will have completed more than 300 search and rescue missions in 2015 by the end of this month, setting a new record. And as Helicopter Investor reports, Rescue 118 and the rest…
#Missing - The family of a man whose light aircraft is believed ditched in the Irish Sea have said they are "hoping against hope he may be found alive". BBC News reports that the missing man has been named as…

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