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The Eric Rowse on scene with grounded 25ft cruiser
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - A busy June bank holiday weekend for Lough Ree RNLI continued yesterday (Monday 5 June) with the rescue of six people across two grounded cruisers in a single callout.The lifeboat crew were first alerted by the Irish Coast…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI assisted two people aboard a grounded motor cruiser yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 June) on the eastern shore of Lough Ree. The alarm was raised at 12.19pm when two people on board the 34ft cruiser went…
Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat crew shortly after launch
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer crew of Lough Ree RNLI were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard yesterday afternoon (Saturday 3 June) to attend a medical emergency on an island in Lough Ree.The alarm was raised shortly after 1pm on behalf…
The yacht Inis Mor sinking off the Wexford coast
ICRA
The yacht that sank off Wexford yesterday afternoon was the Scottish–owned Ker 39 Inis Mor. The top performer was en route to the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) National Championships that begin at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour…
The area where the UK yacht sank this afternoon
RNLI Lifeboats
Three UK sailors, two men and a woman, were rescued off the Wexford coast this afternoon after their 39–foot yacht got into difficulty. The yacht sank quickly after a toilet fractured and it started taking on water in ten–foot swells off…
RNLI & Irish Coast Guard Urge People To Respect The Water This June Bank Holiday
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this June Bank Holiday weekend and over the summer…
Skerries RNLI coming alongside the disabled fishing trawler
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched on Tuesday evening (30 May) after the Irish Coast Guard received reports of a distress flare fired from a trawler near Balbriggan.The lifeboat — with helm David Knight and crew Stephen Crowley, AJ Hughes and…
The Duke of Kent was greeted by Kilrush's volunteer lifeboat operations team, lifeboat crew  members and the local fundraising branch
RNLI Lifeboats
The Duke of Kent visited Kilrush RNLI yesterday afternoon as part of a two-day tour of lifeboat stations in Tipperary, Clare and Kerry. The Duke has been President of the RNLI since 1969. The Duke of Kent arrived at Kilrush…
Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Ronald
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI rescued two divers who got into difficulty off Hook Head in Co Wexford on Sunday afternoon (28 May). The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 1.19pm following a report from the…
Lough Ree RNLI's lifeboat The Eric Rowse tows a grounded cruiser to safety on Saturday 27 May
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat crew were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard to two separate incidents on Saturday 27 May. The first alarm was raised at 11.04am when two people on board a 32ft motor cruiser ran aground…
The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington accompanies the Killybegs Coast Guard RIB and casualty vessel to Teelin
RNLI Lifeboats
On Sunday afternoon, May 28th, the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist a rib with four persons on board which had broken down off Malinbeg, close to Rathlin O’Beirne Island. The alarm was raised around 3:45pm…
Action from yesterday’s Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race
Kayaking
#SeaKayaking - Belfast Lough escaped the rain as the fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race was held in great conditions yesterday afternoon (Saturday 27 May). Organised by Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and members of Belfast Kayak Club, and…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Assists Two Sailors on Yacht Aground
RNLI Lifeboats
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 2 people after their 26ft–yacht went aground below Coolbawn on Lough Derg At 8.30pm Saturday, May 27, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people after their…
Castlehaven GAA Healthy Clubs representative and well-known open water swimmer Noel Browne urges people to fight their instincts and float if they enter the water unexpectedly
Water Safety
#RespectTheWater - As temperatures look set to soar across Ireland, new research commissioned by the RNLI reveals that more than a third of Irish people would follow their instincts and fight against the water if they unexpectedly fell into it.…
Bring in your lifejacket to CH Marine for a free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at its Cork branch THIS SATURDAY from 11am - 3pm.
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CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK kicks off this Saturday 27 May with lots of lifejacket info, special offers and support. Given the recent results from a Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifejacket last month that found barely one fifth of lifejackets…
Holyhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Holyhead RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched last evening (Monday 22 May) after a man fell ill on board his sailing boat in the Irish Sea. The station’s Severn class Christopher Pearce launched at 6.25pm after the man, who…

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