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#RNLI - Both Larne and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch last night (Monday 16 October) by Belfast Coastguard during Storm Ophelia. The volunteer lifeboat crew pagers sounded at 9.25pm following reports of a person in the water at Whitehead…
Conditions were extremely challenging with force nine winds with a six metre sea swell. Scroll down for video
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Volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI launched this morning (Monday 16 October) during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht after they issued a Mayday. The crew had been trying to get to safety since the early…
Portaferry RNLI launching to reports of dory spinning out of control on Saturday morning
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#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise yesterday morning (Saturday 14 October) when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor…
Skerries RNLI towing the RIB with engine issues to safety from Lambay Island
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 12 October) for the second time in less than 24 hours. Shortly after 12pm, Dublin Coast Guard received information that a RIB with one person on board had suffered engine failure north…
Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats
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#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched shortly before 1pm on Sunday 8 October when a boat with six on board got into difficulty in the Killary Harbour area. The location of the craft was unclear in…
RNLI lifeboats in Clifden, Co Galway
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#RNLI - The RNLI is looking for “an experienced and dynamic leader” to run its 24-hour search and rescue on-call lifesaving service in Ireland and the Isle of Man. The lifesaving manager heads a team of area managers and dedicated…
Baltimore Lifeboat Assists Yacht In High Winds
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#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Patricia Jennings was called on Sunday (1 October) to go to the assistance of a 28ft yacht with one person on board. The yacht had lost power near the West Cork harbour's west pier…
With a tow set up, the lifeboat proceeded to take the fishing vessel into Lough Swilly. However, with deteriorating weather conditions and with both the tide and wind against them, a decision was made to tow the boat into Greencastle.
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Portrush RNLI has rescued six fishermen during what was a 15 hour call out for the volunteers in rough weather conditions after the fishing boat sustained engine failure off the Donegal coast. The lifeboat crew was requested by Belfast Coastguard…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat with the dismasted yacht at Wicklow Harbour
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 1 October) after a 9m yacht with three people on board was reported to have lost its mast and rigging while racing in Wicklow Bay. The all-weather lifeboat…
A very happy Valentia lifeboat crew dines on Derry Clarke’s seafood treats
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#RNLI - Derry Clarke, owner and chef at the renowned L’Ecrivain restaurant, turned Valentia Lifeboat Station in Kerry into one of the country’s top dining sports on Friday (29 September) as he treated the volunteer lifeboat crew to a delicious…
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather and inshore lifeboats
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#RNLI - Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay. The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter, the local coastguard shore unit and an ambulance crew were also tasked…
Arranmore RNLI tows the crabbing boat with four on board
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#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI was called to give assistance to a crabbing boat which got into difficulty off Arranmore on Tuesday (19 September). The all-weather lifeboat was alerted at 4pm when the 60-tonne, 15m vessel with four crew on board suffered…
The ILB crew located the boat shortly after 9.30am. Neither person required medical attention and they were towed back to shore at Dun Laoghaire.
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Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay. The incident occurred shortly before 9am off the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire when the two person crew capsized…
Skerries RNLI’s volunteer crew members observe the fire on shore
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched on Thursday evening (14 September) after the Irish Coast Guard received a number of calls reporting a vessel on fire north of Balbriggan. The lifeboat was tasked with volunteer Conor Walsh at the helm and…
Galway RNLI's inshore lifeboat on exercise
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#RNLI - Two people are recovering after being rescued by Galway RNLI when the tide trapped them on Hare Island, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The lifeboat launched at 6.41pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 13 September) to reports from passers-by on Renmore beach…
Larne RNLI volunteer crew member Fiona Kirkpatrick and fundraiser Alison Ford-Hutchinson meet Prince Harry
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#RNLI - Two couples who volunteer with Larne RNLI were chosen to represent the Co Antrim lifeboat station at the recent Hillsborough Garden Party where HRH Prince Harry was special guest. Lifeboat crew Fiona and Barry Kirkpatrick attended the event…

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