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Portree lifeboat approaches the grounded cargo ship MV Kaami
Eight crew were rescued from a cargo ship out of Drogheda that ran aground off the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides early yesterday morning (Monday 23 March). The MV Kaami had left Drogheda Port on the evening of…
RNLI Closes Shops & Visitor Centres Over Covid-19 Concerns But Lifeboat Services Uninterrupted
The RNLI has closed its shops, museums and visitor centres “with immediate effect” in response to the Covid-19 situation — but vital lifeboat services remain uninterrupted. In a statement, the lifesaving charity said: “The welfare of our volunteers, supporters and…
Portrush RNLI Appoints a New Coxswain Mechanic
Portrush RNLI has appointed a new Coxswain/Mechanic to replace the recently retired Anthony Chambers. Dave Robinson has been a popular volunteer crew member at the station for seven years and was successful at interview in February 2020. Dave (aged 27)…
RNLI Recruiting For Summer Media Placement At Ireland Base
The RNLI is offering a paid summer media engagement placement based at Swords in North Dublin. This full-time temporary role (for between three and six months) interviews on the week of Monday 13 April and would be best suited to someone…
File image of Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat
Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 4 March) after Dublin Coast Guard made them aware of a swimmer in difficulty at Red Island headland in Skerries. The volunteer crew launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat shortly after 12pm and proceeded to…
Carrybridge RNLI reach the cruiser aground
At 4.17pm on Wednesday 4 March, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards, and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) was launched to a vessel with one person on board which had run aground approx. 2 miles North of Carrybridge.…
Howth RNLI’s inshore lifeboat approaches the stranded duo (circled) at the base of cliffs in Balscadden Bay
Howth RNLI launched their Inshore lifeboat yesterday (Tuesday 3 March) to rescue two people stranded on rocks in Balscadden Bay. Pagers sounded at 1.58pm after a call was placed to the coastguard reporting two people stranded at the base of…
Volunteer coxswains present Anthony Chambers with a gift from the crew
Lifeboat teams from Portrush and farther afield gathered in the North Coast town on Friday (28 February) to bid farewell to one of their own, as mechanic/coxswain and crew member Anthony Chambers retires after more than 40 years. The Chambers…
Skerries volunteers in their inshore lifeboat alongside Howth RNLI
The first time this year that pagers sounded for the volunteers of Skerries RNLI may have ended in a false alarm. But the crew of the North Co Dublin lifeboat station confirms it takes any activation of an emergency beacon…
Shani Spence from Lisbellaw and Joe Donnelly from Enniskillen
Two volunteer crew members at Carrybridge RNLI lifeboat station have had a vital part of their crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Shani Spence from Lisbellaw and Joe Donnelly from Enniskillen, recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole,…
The Howth RNLI Community Safety Team promote water safety at the Ireland Angling 2020 exhibition in Swords
Members of Howth RNLI’s Community Safety Team were on hand to promote and offer water safety advice at the Ireland Angling 2020 exhibition at the National Show Centre in Swords last weekend The charity that saves lives at sea has…
Youghal RNLI
The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were paged yesterday at 4.57 pm to reports of a fishing vessel with one person onboard aground on the rocks at the northern end of Ferry Point. Launching in force 8 North Westerly winds…
The fishing vessel Polaris, which suffered hull failure off the west coast of the Isle of Man last November
RNLI fishing safety manager Frankie Horne has urged the fishing community to avail of safety training that is on offer for their crews and to ensure that their safety equipment is up to date. It comes after the skipper of…
Larne RNLI’s crew sets up an alongside tow for the casualty boat
Larne RNLI’s volunteers diverted from their crew assessments on Sunday morning (2 February) to assist a person on a nine-metre motor boat which had broken down near Ballygally in Co Antrim. Launching at around 10.15am into a calm sea, the…
The scene at Portumna during the rescue of three people from a motorboat
Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch on Sunday afternoon (2 February), by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of three people in difficulty on an 18ft motorboat in Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg. At 3.49 pm, the…
Country star Robert Mizzell will play the RNLI dance at the Allingham Arms next Friday 31 January
Country music stars Robert Mizzell and Kieran McAree are set to perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dance next Friday 31 January. The dance, held this year at the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran, is the flagship fundraising event…

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