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Coastguard Chief Speaks Of Sorrow Over Lost Colleagues Ahead Of Return From EU Secondment
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has paid tribute to the lives lost in the Rescue 116 and Kilkee tragedies ahead of his return from secondment in Somalia. “The Coast Guard has lost five colleagues to accident and…
Fall From Helicopter Winch ‘Unlikely’ To Have Led To Death In Hook Head Rescue Tragedy
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard crew winching two teenagers from the sea when one fell from her harness had never lifted two casualties at the same time before, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Aoife Winterlich, 14, was one of four teenagers…
Wind predictions for Galway on Sunday evening show gusts over 50mph
The Coast Guard advises caution to public as Met Éireann warns of heavy swell on Atlantic Coast later on Sunday. Members of the public have been urged to heed the advice of the Coast Guard as Met Éireann has issued…
Coastguard Helicopter Air Ambulance Service Is Scaled Back
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard helicopter crews will no longer be expected to fly inter-hospital transfers from this week, according to The Irish Times. It’s understood that the move by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to withdraw coastguard helicopters from…
Le Eithne was involved in a top cover exercise
Dunmore East in County Waterford was a hive of Search and Rescue activity this weekend, as the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinated a very successful day of Marine Search and Rescue demonstrations. The exercise involved Ireland’s principal Search and Rescue (SAR)…
The main event will commence at 10:30 with an off shore search demonstration, followed by an on-board emergency with the LÉ Eithne (above) acting as a M/V in distress.
The public are encouraged to come and watch as Dunmore East is set to host some of Irelands principal Search and Rescue assets on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017. The event known as IMSARC Demo (Irish Marine Search and…
Coastguard In Ongoing Search For Missing Diver Off Donegal
#Coastguard - Sligo’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 is involved in an ongoing multi-agency search for a diver missing since yesterday afternoon (12 August) off the Donegal coast. According to TheJournal.ie, the man was part of a group diving…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
#Rescue116 - Favourable conditions this weekend will aid a fresh search of the waters around Black Rock for the two Irish Coast Guard personnel still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy four months ago. Winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman…
Data on the island off Co Mayo was missing from Rescue 116’s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, or EGPWS
#Rescue116 - A new report reveals that the absence of data on Black Rock from Rescue 116’s onboard warning system was flagged with the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter operators years before the fatal crash earlier this year. Captains Dara Fitzpatrick…
Heatwave Sees Big Jump In Coastguard Callouts Nationwide
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported a “surge” of calls with a whopping 76 incidents nationwide over the last five days alone, according to The Irish Times. Average temperatures in the mid 20s have brought more people to…
Skerries RNLI Atlantic 85 Louis Simson is involved in the search for the missing trawler crew
A search operation is underway after a fishing trawler sank off the coast of north Dublin this afternoon.  The search effort is ongoing involving the coastguard and the RNLI. Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116, LE Niamh and LE Orla, along with…
Irish Coast Guard Airlifts Sailor From Royal Navy Submarine
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has airlifted a sailor with leg injuries from a Royal Navy submarine off the West Coast of Ireland, as The Irish Times reports. Sligo’s Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene some 277km…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115
#Coastguard - Late last night (Sunday 30 April) the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac mission from Tralee to Dublin. The coastguard crew collected the patient from University Hospital Kerry and flew them to…
The large-scale dive search follows a ‘360-degree’ terrain survey of the island off Co Mayo
#Rescue116 - More than 100 divers have joined a major search since early this morning (Saturday 22 April) for Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith, the two Irish Coast Guard crew members still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy over a…
The boat upturned east of the village of Mornington, Co Meath
#Coastguard - Three people are “extremely lucky to be alive” after their boat upturned on the River Boyne last night (Monday 17 April), as TheJournal.ie reports. The three casualties rescued east of Mornington, Co Meath were found to be not…
Arthur Ray Taylor, known as Archie missing in Cardigan Bay
A 90-year-old sailor is feared missing after his empty dinghy was found adrift off the Welsh coast. Arthur Ray Taylor, known as Archie, was last seen at 9.30am on Saturday, when he left his accommodation to take his dinghy out…

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