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The RNLI has created a new video here explaining the five steps to floating
The RNLI, in partnership with the GAA, through their Healthy Club Programme, has this morning (Thursday 7 June), launched its 2018 national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. The campaign this year will see…
Four people were assisted by Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers when their boat got stuck on rocks
At 11am yesterday morning, (6 June 2018), Lough Ree RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head to go to the assistance of 4 people whose boat had got stuck on Slate…
Fenit RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Fenit RNLI’s lifeboat volunteer crew responded to a number of calls received from people experiencing difficulties in the sea over the past seven days. The callouts included a person requiring medical assistance, another person getting into difficulty while…
The lifeboat, crewed by Alan Venner, with Georgia Keating, Jenna O’Shea and David Venner arrived with the casualty some 40 minutes later and established a tow to Crosshaven
At 9.45pm on 2 June, the crew of the Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour were paged to assist a 39’ yacht on passage from the UK to Crosshaven. The vessel's given position was in the area of the ‘Power’…
Lough Derg RNLI crew check over the cruiser that ran aground at Tullabeg
#RNLI - A busy Bank Holiday Sunday (3 June) for RNLI lifeboat callouts began just after 9am, when Baltimore RNLI was tasked to a yacht that ran aground upriver from the West Cork village. The vessel, with two on board, got…
Once on scene the lifeboat crew checked that the two onboard were safe and well before attempting to tow the vessel off the rocks
Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued a man and woman from a 12m French racing yacht which ran aground last night during the Normandy Channel Race. The yacht which had successfully rounded the Tuskar Rock and was making its way towards the…
Susan Mason and her husband Seamus are Buckingham Palace bound
#RNLI - Two long-serving volunteers from Youghal RNLI in East Cork have a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace next week. Former station mechanic Seamus Mason, who has been a lifeboat volunteer with the RNLI for 30 years, and his wife…
Bundoran lifeboat crew immediately took the man onboard and began to administer casualty care
Volunteers from Bundoran RNLI were involved in the rescue of a man and a boy who got caught in a rip current off Bundoran beach yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 May). Malin Head Coast Guard requested the inshore lifeboat to launch…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched late last night (Sunday 27 May) to assist a becalmed yacht with three crew onboard. The 13m yacht, which was travelling south, was becalmed on a very still evening. Unable to continue and…
The half-submerged paddle steamer in the Irish Sea
RNLI volunteers from Holyhead in North Wales were called to a paddle steamer sinking in the Irish Sea yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). The vessel had been under tow by tug towards Ireland after a period in the south of England…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI has praised the swift actions of one of its volunteer crew members in the rescue a man taken ill on a passenger vessel in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). In the first of two…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI was requested to launch its inshore lifeboat at 6.56pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 May) following reports of a swimmer in difficulty at the Golden Mile south of the motorway bridge in Athlone. Inshore lifeboat The…
Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats
#RNLI - A fisherman has died after his boat capsized off Cruagh Island near Clifden in Co Galway yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 May). Volunteers from Clifden RNLI were involved in the search and rescue operation for the man after the…
Ramsey RNLI with the casualty vessel safely in tow
#RNLI - Ramsey RNLI on the Isle of Man launched its all-weather lifeboat Ann & James Ritchie yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 23 May) to render assistance to a day angling vessel with three people on board. The 21ft vessel had broken down…
Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched for the station’s third medical evacuation in two weeks on Monday morning 21 May
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac yesterday morning (Monday 21 May) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew were asked to launch their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish…
Red Bay RNLI this afternoon were called out to three canoeists stranded on rocks at Ballycastle
Volunteer lifeboat crew at Red Bay RNLI rescued three people off rocks at Ballycastle this afternoon (Saturday 19 May 2018) when two canoeists capsized and had to scramble onto rocks to safety. A third canoeist who tried to assist them…
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