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Missing Bermuda Yacht Arrives Safely in Co Kerry
A yacht that was reported missing in the Atlantic between Bermuda and Ireland sailed safely into port in Co Kerry this afternoon. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Golden Eagle has been at the centre of an air and sea…
Search for Yacht Missing Between Bermuda and Ireland
An air and sea search operation is underway for a yacht missing en route from Bermuda to Ireland, The Irish Times reports. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0920/breaking12.html The Golden Eagle has been out of contact since leaving port on 21 August. It was due…
Ireland Bidding for European Coast Guard Secretariat
Ireland is bidding to bring the proposed Europe-wide coastguard secretariat to Dublin, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds is in charge of setting up the new office as chair of the EU Heads of Coast…
Seven New Coast Guard Boats in €2M Safety Programme
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced a €2 million safety investment programme for the Coast Guard to purchase seven new boats, along with new vehicles and equipment: €1.5 million has been allocated for 7 new Coast…
Award for Helicopter Crews 'Outstanding Service' to Irish Maritime Search and Rescue
CHC Helicopter rescue crews have been recognised for their brave, sustained, professional and outstanding service to maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) in Ireland. One of the world's leading helicopter services company, CHC has built up an unparalleled reputation for excellence…
Kitesurfer Rescued off Liverpool
A kite surfer was rescued from the sea after getting into difficulty off New Brighton today. Liverpool Coastguard was contacted by Wirral Lifeguards who had been watching a kite surfer who had returned to sea to retrieve his lost kite…
Doolin May Soon Get New Coastguard Station
The Irish Examiner reports that the Doolin coastguard unit is set to get a new coastguard station. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ One of the busiest search and rescue units in the State, the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard currently has to…
Irish Coast Guard Reveals Spike in Incidents Involving Leisure Activities, Merchant Vessels
The Irish Coast Guard has released statistics revealing a busy summer period and a significant increase certain types of search and rescue incidents. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/organisations/irish-coast-guard/ Most notable is the increase in incidents involving leisure activities such as surfing, diving, and canoeing.…
Injured Fisherman Airlifted to Hospital by Shannon Coastguard
An injured man fisherman airlifted to hospital yesterday from a boat off Kerry coast, The Irish Times reports. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0818/breaking56.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched to assist the crewmember on the UK-registered fishing vessel Achieve, some 110 miles…
Coast Guard in Fourth Medical Evacuation This Week
The Irish Coast Guard is currently involved in its fourth medical evacuation this week (and it's second in 24hrs) as it evacuates an injured crew member from a fishing vessel off the Irish coast. The Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter this…
DSC Alert Sends Rescuers Straight to Scene of Sinking Vessel
Belfast Coastguard was able to send rescue services straight to the scene of a sinking leisure vessel tonight although the crew couldn't make radio contact. The digital selective calling (DSC) alert requesting immediate assistance was received at just after 8.15pm.…
Coveney Welcomes Funding for New Coast Guard Station in Crosshaven
Today Minister Simon Coveney TD has welcomed the provision of €1.5millon funding for a new Coast Guard Station in Crosshaven. 'Following continuing contact with the OPW, it has been confirmed to me that a new contract for the construction of…
Overdue Sailor Located
At 09.00am today Belfast Coastguard were contacted by the brother of a sailor who was concerned for the safety and well being. He had last communicated with his brother yesterday morning when he departed Peel, Isle of Man on passage…
Reprieve for Holyhead Coastguard a 'Victory for People Power'
A former mayor of Holyhead has sung the praises of Holyhead's coastguard station to Afloat.ie. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ Commenting on our recent report on plans to close Liverpool's coastguard station, Cllr KR Roberts said it was "a victory for people power" that…
Coast Guard Issues Advice for the August Bank Holiday
The Irish Coast Guard today issued advice for holidaymakers and members of the public who are planning water based activities, cliff walking, fishing trips or any maritime recreational activities. For specific guidelines and information on any water and coastal activity,…
Concerns Over Belfast Coastguard Jobs
Concerns persist over the future for Northern Ireland’s coastguard service staff - despite the British government backing down from plans to close the Bangor search and rescue centre. http://afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ http://afloat.ie/safety/rescue/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Bregenz House station was…

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