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#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 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…
The search for a missing light aircraft which is believed to have ditched off the coast of Blackpool has been suspended today, due to failing light. Debris was found off the coast of Blackpool as a result of an extensive…
An extensive search is being carried out off the coast of Blackpool for a small light aircraft that disappeared off radar on approach to the airport. The call came into the UK Coastguard at around 0925 this morning (3 December…
The search has resumed this morning for an angler who was seen falling from the Tawe Lock gates into the River Tawe last night. A 999 call was received by the UK Coastguard from a member of the public at…
An extensive search is being carried out of an area south west of the Isle of Man after an emergency code was received from an unknown aircraft. UK Coastguard is overseeing the search after the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre at…
#Budget2016 - €93m has been earmarked for Ireland's maritime programme for the next year - a 7% increase on 2015 spending – in the latest Budget announced yesterday (Tuesday 13 October). Key among the targets of this funding, according to…
The new HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at St Athan was sent to its first tasking within an hour of going live at the weekend. Bristow Helicopters Ltd commenced SAR helicopter operations on behalf of HM Coastguard from…
HM Coastguard is coordinating a search for an overdue kayaker. The Kayaker left from Portmuck, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and has not returned as expected. The Kayaker was reported overdue to the Coastguard just before 19:00 last night by a…
#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard responded to two separate cliff rescue incidents within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 September). The first call was at 4pm to a man who had slipped 10 metres while descending to…
A 10–metre catamaran type yacht that ran aground two miles north of Hook Head, in County Wexford, Ireland is believed to have drifted free from its moorings. Volunteer lifeboat crew launched yesterday morning following reports of the grounded cruiser. On arrival,…

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