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Crippled Sea Angling Boat Not So Crafty
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Three anglers were recovered by the Kilmore Quay lifeboat last weekend after an engine failure on their vessel close to the Saltee Islands. SAR Ireland reports that three males were on board the cheekily named Crafty Bitch on a fishing…
Sink or Swim RNLI Sea Safety Evening a Fantastic Success
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Over 160 people attended the free sea safety evening held  in Bangor, Co. Down on Tuesday night. Life raft and life jacket demonstrations along with video and slide presentations made for a fun evening with a serious message. With a…
New Lifeboat Class to be Named After River Shannon
RNLI Lifeboats
The RNLI has announced that its latest all-weather class of lifeboat will be called the Shannon. It follows in a 45-year tradition of naming the charity's lifeboats after rivers or stretches of water, but it will be the first time…
Two Vessels Collide off Isle of Man
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Two lifeboats were sent to a sinking fishing vessel after it collided with a coaster five and a half miles south of the Isle of Man this morning. At 0600 this morning the 17-metre fishing boat 'Lynn Marie' called Liverpool…
Portrush RNLI Lifeboat to be Named
RNLI Lifeboats
Portrush RNLI Lifeboat 'David Roultson' will be named next Saturday, April 16th. The D class lifeboat will be named at a ceremony at Portrush Lifeboat Station at 2pm. The lifeboat has been funded through a generous contribution from the Civil…
Donations Vital for RNLI Service
RNLI Lifeboats
Charlie McGibney presents a cheque to David Buttimer, chairman of the Fenit RNLI lifeboat fund-raising committee, for donations received at the funeral of his loving wife Ita McGibney. It was Ita's request that donations made during her funeral be presented…
Crew Brought to Safety by Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
Two fishermen were brought to safety this evening by the RNLI All-weather lifeboat (ALB) from Dun Laoghaire when their 10-metre vessel broke-down East of Dalkey Island. The pair anchored their boat as a precaution and awaited the arrival of the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Crew Race from Christening to Rescue
RNLI Lifeboats
Just as the joint christening ceremony of Wicklow RNLI Coxswain Nick Keoghs daughter Gracie and 3rd Coxswain David O Leary's daughter Megan at St Patricks Church was just coming to an end at lunchtime today (Sunday 20th March) several lifeboat…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescue Yacht Aground
RNLI Lifeboats
Lough Derg Lifeboat assisted a person on board a 26ft–yacht after it grounded on a sand back north of Kilgarvin on Lough Derg On Thursday evening. Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior towed a 26ft yacht to safety after…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station Appoints Chairman
RNLI Lifeboats
Mr. Terry Johnson has been appointed chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group (LMG) for the RNLI at Dun Laoghaire.  Formerly a deputy chairman of the RNLI, he is an accomplished mariner and has a long-standing commitment to the charitable work…
Dramatic Photos of Clifden Lifeboat Battling Surf
RNLI Lifeboats
Spectacular photographs taken from the shore by Lifeboat Operations Manager John Brittain during Clifden RNLI's special surf training recently on Dunloughan beach show the type of conditions that volunteer lifeboat crew train in for the life-saving charity. The shots capture…
Howth Lifeboat Rescues Three Vessels
RNLI Lifeboats
Howth RNLI voluntary lifeboat crew were tasked twice last Friday, to aid three vessels in difficulty off the Howth coast. The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was just returning to the safety of the harbour with two motorboats in tow, when the…
Bangor Lifeboat Reunite Missing Child with Parents
RNLI Lifeboats
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 3pm on Sunday 20th February 2011 to search for 6 year old boy reported missing from Lukes Point close to Ballyholme Bay which is on the southern shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast Coastguard received the…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Recover Body in Ringabella Bay
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat report that they have recovered the body of a missing fisherman from the sea at Ringabella Bay after information received from a person on shore. The fisherman was lost when the fishing boat sank almost four weeks…
RNLI Volunteer Among Cork Plane Crash Dead
RNLI Lifeboats
A former volunteer with Sunderland RNLI was among the five people who died in the plane crash tragedy at Cork Airport last week, according to BBC News. Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Cantle was co-pilot of the ill-fated Manx2 flight which came down…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Assists Yacht
RNLI Lifeboats
On Sunday morning February 6, at 11.20hrs, Lough Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior towed a 26ft yacht to safety after it got into difficulty in strong winds. Whilst on exercise on Sunday morning February 6, the Lough Derg Lifeboat, with…

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