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Fenit Lifeboat Rescues Man After Boat Capsize Near Derrymore Island
#RNLI - Fenit RNLI launched to the rescue of a man whose boat capsized near Derrymore Island in Tralee Bay at the weekend.  Following a call for assistance from Valentia Coast Guard at 4.47pm on Saturday last (21 April), Fenit’s…
Waterford Viking Marathon To Raise Funds For RNLI
#RNLI - Saturday 30 June has been confirmed as the date for the seventh annual WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon to raise funds for the RNLI. The most exciting running event in Waterford, the Viking Marathon following a spectacular route that…
Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Windsor Runner
#RNLI - Dunmore East  RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday (21 April) to assist an injured crewman onboard a fishing trawler. The crewman sustained an injury while fishing 70 miles offshore, and the trawler was intercepted by Dunmore East lifeboat…
Arklow volunteer lifeboat crew Sinead Myler, Cox Ned Dillion and Jimmy Myler join marathon runner Mary Nolan Hickey to launch RNLI Mayday 2018
#RNLI - Fresh from completing her 1,509-mile-long ‘Lap of the Map’ run around Ireland, inspirational marathon runner Mary Hickey has joined volunteers from Arklow  RNLI in the stunning setting of Glendalough in Co Wicklow to launch Mayday, the RNLI’s annual…
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse
#RNLI - Two fishermen whose boat was taking on water were brought to safety by Lough Ree  RNLI this week. At 3.45pm on Wednesday (18 April), the volunteer lifeboat crew was tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to go to…
A late night launch on Saturday 14 April for Killaloe Coast Guard to a yacht stranded for the second time in the same day on Scariff Bay
#Rescue - A lone sailor whose yacht ran aground on Scariff Bay over the weekend had difficulties again just hours after his rescue. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Lough Derg  RNLI launched its lifeboat on Saturday evening (14 April) to…
Arklow RNLI crew help Mary Nolan Hickey take a load off after she crossed the finish line yesterday
#RNLI - Three-and-a-half months after setting out from her Arklow home, 65-year-old marathon runner Mary Nolan Hickey has completed her ‘lap of the map’ visiting RNLI lifeboat stations around the Irish coast, as TheJournal.ie reports. Hickey received a hero’s welcome…
Killaloe Coast Guard was also on scene and took the yacht off the sandy bank
At 6.29pm on Saturday April 14, Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a lone sailor on a 30–ft yacht aground in Scariff Bay At 6.40pm, the lifeboat launched with helm Dom Sharkey, Eleanor…
Rescue 115 was involved in the SAR operation in Galway Bay since yesterday, Thursday 12 April
#Galway - A body was found this morning (Friday 13 April) in the search for a swimmer missing off Salthill in Galway since yesterday. The Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 spotted the body on the seabed in shallow…
Portaferry RNLI's inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Pagers sounded yesterday (Wednesday 11 April) for the volunteers from Portaferry  RNLI to assist a man onboard an 18ft yacht experiencing problems off the Co Down coast. The yachtsman was two miles from the entrance to Strangford Lough…
Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island
The Irish Mirror reports that a man has died after a fishing boat capsized off the Mayo coast yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 10 April). It’s understood that the deceased was a man in his 50s from North Mayo. He was one…
The Lough Derg lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel
Lough Derg RNLI launched yesterday afternoon following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people after their 40ft–cruiser grounded inside the red navigation mark by Hare Island. The lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho…
The RNLI Larne inshore boat ensured that the tow line was set up speedily and the two men onboard were brought to the safety of shore without delay
Larne RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat Terry yesterday afternoon (Sunday 25 March) to a 21ft motor vessel experiencing engine difficulties near Browns Bay. The inshore lifeboat launched at 3.22pm and quickly made its way to the scene at Skernaghan Point,…
The inshore lifeboat helmed by Mark McGibney and with crew member Adam O'Sullivan onboard, launched in four minutes and made their way to the scene some four nautical miles out from the station
Dun Laoghaire RNLI has rescued seven teenagers this afternoon after they got into difficulty when walking on Sandymount Strand on Dublin Bay. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 2.24pm at the request of the…
Baltimore Lifeboat Launches To Broken Down Trawler
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI were called out in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday 23 March) to a fishing trawler with five people on board which had broken down close to shore. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather…
Two RNLI crew wearing the new Helly Hansen gear
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and marine clothing giant Helly Hansen have today announced a new strategic partnership that will support the lifesaving charity’s aim of defeating drowning. Helly Hansen, the global technical sailing brand founded in Norway in…

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