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Coast Guard Rescue News from Ireland
French Fishermen Rescued
#COASTGUARD–A call from a French fishing vessel to request the medical evacuation of a crew member became more complicated than usual because no-one on board spoke English. At 9.45am Belfast Coastguard received the report of a man with abdominal pains…
New Coastguard Command Vehicle For West Coast
#COASTGUARD - The Irish Coast Guard has received the keys to a new Mobile Incident Command Vehicle to be based in Sligo. Minister of State Michael Ring made the presentation to Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds ahead…
It's Official - Bangor Coastguard Will Stay Open
#COASTGUARD - The UK's shipping minister has confirmed that Northern Ireland will retain its only coastguard station, the News Letter reports. Mike Penning made the survival of Bregenz House official at the House of Commons yesterday, marking the…
Unconscious Man Rescued from Incoming Tide
#RESCUE – A lucky man was rescued from the estuarial mud at Penryndaedraeth this afternoon after he was found unconscious in the mud, with the tide coming in. He had been found lying in a muddy ditch in 10 inches…
Single Transport Safety Body Could Include Coastguard
#COASTGUARD – A critical review will be conducted into the feasibility of a single transport safety body, comprising the Road Safety Authority, the Railway Safety Commission and the Maritime Directorate that includes the Coastguard. The Maritime Safety Directorate (MSD) is…
NI First Minister Highlights Need for Local Knowledge Over Clyde Coastguard Closure Threat
Northern Ireland's First Minister has highlighted the need for local knowledge in light of the threatened closure of the Clyde coastguard station in Scotland. As previously reported by, the control centre at Greenock is set to be scrapped…
Many Angling Boats Suffer Engine Failure - UK Coastguard
Mario Siano is the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's national liaison officer for angling. He has been analysing the Coastguard's angling search and rescue incidents over the course of this year and has noticed some interesting trends: "Many of our angling-related…
Online Petition Challenges Cuts to UK Coastguard Network
A campaigner on Twitter is encouraging supporters to sign an online petition against the closure of coastguard stations across the UK. So far almost 7,000 signatures have been added to the petition started by Twitter user @Coastguard_SOS in protest…
Two Fishermen Rescued After an Hour in the Water
Two fishermen in the Irish Sea were rescued from the water this afternoon after drifting for an hour in the water before their cries for help were heard. Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public…
Clyde Campaigners Hope for U-Turn on Coastguard Closure Proposal
Scottish campaigners have made their final pleas to save the Clyde coastguard station from closure, the Greenock Telegraph reports. Under the UK government's plans to streamline Britain's coastguard network, the control centre at Greenock is set to be scrapped…
Tourist Saved By Light of Mobile Phone
A tourist was rescued from some of Ireland's tallest sea cliffs in Co Donegal yesterday when a coastguard team spotted the light from her mobile phone. The Irish Independent reports that the 24-year-old German woman had gone missing in…
Angler Rescued after Fall from Cliff
An angler was rescued from the sea this afternoon after he fell from a cliff. At just after 1pm Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public who had witnessed the person fall in to the…
Irish Vessels Asked to Keep Lookout for Missing Yacht
Ships off Ireland's south and west coasts have been asked by the French coastguard to keep a lookout for a yachtsman who has gone missing on a transatlantic voyage. In a report that has echoes of missing yacht The Golden…
Coast Guard Chopper Rescues Couple in Galway Bay
The Irish Times reports that a man and a woman were rescued in Galway Bay yesterday afternoon after their sailing dinghy capsized. The pair were winched to safety by the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter off the Co…
70 Year Old Man Falls Over Cliff
A 70 year old man was  rescued last night from the bottom of the cliffs at Llangrannog, West Wales. Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre was alerted at just before six o'clock by a member of the public who was…
Wet, Shocked but Unharmed, Two Crew Plucked from Liferaft off Ardglass
The safety equipment carried on fishing vessel 'Islander' proved its worth this evening after it was used to alert rescue services after the vessel capsized in rough weather. At 4.40pm Belfast Coastguard were notified through MRCC Clyde that Falmouth Coastguard…

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