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McGibney to Become Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Coxwain
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat is set to appoint Mark McGibney as Coxwain with effect from 1 June. Eamon O'Leary will become second Coxwain from the same date. A well-known Dublin Bay and racing sailor, McGibney is the sailing manager of the…
Donation for Bangor Lifeboat Crew
RNLI Bangor's volunteer lifeboat search and rescue crew were pleased to receive a donation of £500 from the Bangor Marina Berth Holders Association this week. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ http://www.afloat.ie/safety/rescue/ Association chairman Martin Wilson said: "Every year our members raise funds for various…
Wicklow Lifeboat Launches for Fishing Vessel
Wicklow RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched just before 0820am this morning after it was reported that a fishing vessel was in need of assistance, approximately a half mile South of Wicklow Head.The lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Nick…
Two Dramatic Rescues in the River Slaney for Wexford RNLI within Two Hours
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wexford RNLI had to deal with two dramatic callouts on the river Slaney within the space of two hours yesterday (Sunday 8th May).  Twenty rowers taking part in a triathlon were brought to safety as waves…
Stranded Walker Rescued by RNLI's New Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
A man walking on Sandymount beach on Dublin Bay yesterday evening had a lucky escape when he became cut-off by the incoming tide and was rescued by the new RNLI inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire. The incident occurred shortly after…
Baltimore Lifeboat Rescues Man Overboard
The rapid response of the RNLI Baltimore inshore lifeboat averted catastrophe at sea today, when a young fishermen fell overboard 11 miles south of Baltimore harbour. Valentia Coast Guard alerted the Baltimore lifeboat station at 12:43pm and both the inshore…
Terry Johnson Recognised for his Work with RNLI Ireland
Terence Johnson was made a Life Governor of Irish Water Safety to day at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin in due recognition of his work as Chairman of the Irish Management Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Government Chief…
Lifeboat and Helicopter Discover 'Upturned Hull' is Yacht Racing Mark
Skerries RNLI Lifeboat was tasked last night at 8pm to reports of an upturned hull in the water off Donabate Co Dublin. The lifeboat was launched within six minutes and with the help of the Coast Guard Helicopter "Rescue 116"…
Body of Fisherman Found in Castletownbere
The body of a fisherman reported missing from a trawler at Castletownbere, Co Cork yesterday morning has been recovered. Local divers teamed with the Castletownbere Lifeboat and the Irish Coast Guard for a search that ended around 1.30pm when the…
Howth Lifeboat Assists Speedboat Captured on Video
On Sunday night, Howth Inshore Lifeboat assisted two people aground in a five metre speedboat North of Malahide estuary in Co. Dublin. Scroll down for the three minute RNLI video of the rescue. In a joint operation in March, Howth…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Station Names New D Class Lifeboat
One of the buisest RNLI lifeboat Stations in the country names its new D class Lifeboat 'Realt na Mara' next Saturday, April 30th. The Dublin Bay based Dun Laoghaire lifeboat station was in action as recently as Sunday 17 April…
Red Bay RNLI Station Name New Atlantic 85 Lifeboat
Red Bay RNLI lifeboat Station names its new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat the 'Geoffrey Charles' next month on Saturday, May 28th. The busy lifeboat station was in action as recently as Sunday 17 April 2011 when RNLI lifeboat volunteers saved two…
11 Kayakers Rescued by Portrush Lifeboat
Belfast Coastguard received multiple 999 calls reporting a group of kayakers in difficulty at lunch time yesterday. The callers stated that they could see a group of twelve kayakers in difficulty off Portballintrae, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland. Belfast Coastguard called…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Rescues Four as Speedboat Hits Rocks
Four people were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat earlier today when their small powerboat hit rocks off Killiney Beach in south county Dublin. Nobody was injured in the incident that occurred shortly after 11am while the two men…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Rescues Swimmer
A female swimmer was rescued from the sea at Bundoran, Co. Donegal by Bundoran RNLI lifeboat yesterday afternoon. The alarm was raised by a member of the public before 4.00pm. The swimmer was aided by another person in the water…
Bangor Lifeboat Assists in the Rescue of Five People from Stricken Speed Boat
At 2.10pm this afternoon lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch the lifeboat and assist in the rescue of 5 persons onboard a 21ft speed boat which had struck rocks close to Groomsport. While lifeboat crew assembled,…

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