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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat requested to launch on Rossmore Bay

1st August 2009
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat requested to launch on Rossmore Bay

At 19.01hrs last night Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two persons reported in the water following the capsize of their small yacht, near to Dromineer Bay.

Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard, who received a call from skipper of a cruiser who witnessed the capsize of a small yacht leaving two persons in the water.

The RNLI lifeboat with helm Peter Clarke, Eleanor Hooker, and Robbie Garland on board, launched today at 19.09hrs. The winds were westerly Force 3/4 with frequent strong squalls and driving rain. The lifeboat located the dinghy behind the Corragheen Islands midway between the County Clare and Tipperary shore. By this time the sailors had managed to right their vessel and were sailing for home. Having established that the sailors, both of whom were experienced, were safe and happy to sail for home without further assistance, the lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 19.45hrs.

At 18.50hrs on Tuesday July 28th the lifeboat with helm Colin Knight, Gerry O’Neill and Owen Kavanagh on board, responded to a request for assistance from a yacht that had run aground at the entrance to Terryglass Harbour. All passengers on board were safe and uninjured. The yacht was taken off the rocks and towed into the harbour.

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RNLI Ireland Information

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts.

The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and the Channel Islands.

The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.

How many RNLI stations are there in Ireland?

46 stations

The RNLI currently operates from 46 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two category types: all-weather and inshore.

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