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Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
Arranmore RNLI volunteers assist the trawler during their 14-hour callout early yesterday
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI's lifeboat crew responded to their third callout in a week early yesterday (Friday 18 August) to assist a fishing trawler with five people on board which got into difficulty after engine failure. The fishing vessel, which…
Baltimore Lifeboat Launches To Boat Aground In Heavy Fog
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 17 August) after a boat ran aground in heavy fog near the West Cork village. The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 00.39am to assist the 50ft…
The Dunleary is back home 80 years after moving across the Irish Sea for lifesaving service in Lancashire
#Lifeboats - A lifeboat once stationed in Dun Laoghaire almost a century ago has returned to the harbour thanks to the efforts of a local restoration group. The Dunleary was secured in the Coal Harbour yesterday (Tuesday 15 August) after…
Baltimore RNLI's inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI assisted two sailors yesterday evening (Monday 14 August) after their yacht lost power off Mizen Head in West Cork. The alarm was raised earlier in the afternoon following a report from the crew of a 26ft…
Valentia RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat on Saturday morning (12 August) to assist three people onboard a fishing vessel with mechanical failure. At 9.23am, Valentia Coast Guard requested the local lifeboat station to assist the vessel one…
RNLI volunteers assist one of the three kayakers who attempted to aid the rescue of the injured teenager Courtown Harbour
#Rescue - The Arklow lifeboat joined Courtown RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard in a multi-agency rescue on Friday evening (11 August) after a teenage girl fell from an inflatable ‘doughnut’ being towed by a jet ski in Courtown Harbour.…
Union Hall RNLI's inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI were tasked yesterday evening (Friday 11 August) by Valentia Coast Guard to a 16ft pleasure craft with five teenagers aboard that suffered engine failure in West Cork’s Glandore Harbour. The lifeboat was launched and underway…
Fethard’s all-weather lifeboat tows in a boat with two on board after their vessel suffered engine failure
#RNLI - The volunteer crew with Fethard RNLI were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat shortly before noon yesterday (Thursday 10 August) following a call from a vessel with two on board who had got into difficulty when their engine failed.…
Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat on Wednesday afternoon (9 August) to aid a yacht in difficulty some 84 miles south of the East Cork village. Vencom, a Ker 39 with 10 people onboard, was returning from the…
Baltimore RNLI safely secures the stricken Fastnet Race yacht in Baltimore Harbour
#RNLI - Thirteen people were brought safely ashore by Baltimore RNLI after their Fastnet Race yacht got into difficulty in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 9 August). The volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard…
The yacht in the safe surrounds of the inner Harbour in Courtmacsherry in County Cork this morning
The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat completed the rescue of the 40–ft Fastnet Yacht Race competitor following the early morning callout at 3.21am this morning. Both boats arrived to the Inner Harbour at Courtmacsherry in County Cork just after 8am this morning, after a…
Ireland’s RNLI crews - including Castletownbere above - will feature in the 12-part documentary that starts on Wednesday 16 August on BBC Two
#RNLI - Lifeboat crews from Ireland will feature in a new 12-part Last year alone, RNLI lifeboats in Ireland documentary for the BBC. Saving Lives at Sea, showcasing the lifesaving work of the RNLI, starts next Wednesday 16 August at…
Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat crew tows a RIB with two on board to safety
#RNLI - Two people watching the Fastnet Race fleet round the famous rock from a RIB yesterday (Tuesday 8 August) were rescued by Baltimore RNLI when their boat lost power.  The volunteer lifeboat crew, who were already on exercise in…
Baltimore’s all-weather lifeboat returning to station after Sunday night’s medevac from Cape Clear Island
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac on Sunday night (6 August) for a student on Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 10.11pm to…
Lough Derg RNLI approaching a grounded cruiser at the Goat Road on Friday evening
#RNLI - At 11.36am yesrerday (Sunday August 6), Lough Derg RNLI were diverted from exercise after a motorboat fouled its propellers on a line and suffered engine failure. The 25ft boat with six people on board was reported to be…

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