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Welsh Coastguard Evacuate Walkers
At twenty minutes past one this afternoon, Swansea Coastguard received a call from ambulance control requesting assistance to the aid of an injured walker. The lady had called 999 and requested the Welsh ambulance service, after they had taken the…
Go Ahead for New Doolin Coastguard Station
Clare County Council granted planning permission for a €1.9 million coastguard station at Doolin. The new station will have capacity for three boats will be one of the biggest of its kind in Ireland. More from the Clare People HERE. 
Coastguard to Carry Out Irish Sea Windfarm Exercise
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency in conjunction with RWE npower renewables, the RNLI and RAF Search and Rescue, are due to exercise communications, co-ordination and response to a series of mock-maritime incidents in and around the wind turbines at…
Search for Missing Man on Valentia Island
A search is underway on Valentia Island, Co Kerry this afternoon for a 28-year old man who has been missing since last night. The man was one of a party-of-four who were taking photographs in the area.The alarm was raised when…
Welsh Coastguards Carry Out Two Irish Sea Evacuations
A three year old boy and a commercial seaman have both been evacuated from two separate vessels due to medical problems yesterday afternoon. Milford Haven Coastguard was contacted at just before 4.00 pm to report that a child had been…
Howth Coastguard Work Features in 'The Irish Times'
Irish Times reporter Laurence Mackin spent a day with the Howth Coast Guard, and discovers their vital, voluntary work can be distressing as well as rewarding. His feature piece is well worth a read and is published HERE.
Heavy Rains Cut off Walkers
The Police Service of Northern Ireland contacted Belfast Coastguard earlier this afternoon to alert them to a stranded Scottish couple near Bloody Bridge at Newcastle at the base of Slieve Donard, one of the Mourne Mountains, as heavy rains in…
New SAR Contract Will Have Wide Range of Tasks
The new SAR contract signed by Minister Dempsey this morning will se CHCI provide five Helicopters that are four Prime Helicopters and a Back Up Helicopter based initially at Shannon Airport. The first S92A will be commissioned at Shannon in…
New Search and Rescue Contract will see Faster Aircraft introduced to Irish Waters
CHC Helicopter has been awarded a 10-year, €500 million contract to provide Search and Rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Ireland's Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, will join senior representatives from the Irish Coast Guard and CHC…
Signing of Search and Rescue Helicopter Contract Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd July 2010, Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey T.D., will sign a contract awarding the provision of Helicopter SAR services to CHC Ireland. The company will use the new Sikorsky S92A machine in its SAR role.
Howth Coastguard in Car Plunge Rescue
Howth Coast Guard were paged yesterday to a car that had crashed into Howth harbour. Ten members of the unit joined members of the RNLI Lifeboat, Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade. Two people had been in the car when it had gone off…
Coastguard Pilot Flies 500th Mission
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey yesterday congratulated an Irish Coast Guard pilot who has just completed his 500th rescue mission, becoming one of a handful of helicopter pilots in western Europe to have done so. On July 11, operating from…
Robot Submarine to be Used in Joint Exercise off Cork Coast
A major marine search and recovery exercise co-ordinated by the Irish Coast Guard will to take place off the Cork coastline this week from 12-15 July 2010 it was announced today. The exercise, in conjunction with the Marine Institute, the Commissioner…
Overdue Divers Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
A search took place this afternoon on the Irish Sea for two missing divers, who had not resurfaced, off the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. Liverpool Coastguard received a '999' call at 12:30 pm from the dive boat informing them of…
Lost Vessel Saved From Lough Erne Rocks
A 999 call from the Motor Cruiser ‘Wee Rascal’ on Lough Erne in the early hours of this morning called on all the investigative powers of Belfast Coastguard as the vessel wasn’t even close to its reported position. The vessel…
Helicopter Crew Commended For Dramatic Air-Sea Rescue
The crew of an emergency search and rescue helicopter has been awarded the Best of Irish Award for rescuing a stricken pilot when his light aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea. The six-strong crew of R117, employed by CHC Helicopter…

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