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RNLI Volunteer Among Cork Plane Crash Dead
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
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…
SOS Thank You from Sligo Bay RNLI
SOS day, the annual fundraising day for the RNLI saw two primary and one secondary school raise in excess of €1300 for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. Summerhill College, Sligo first year CSPE students did a…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Honours Mechanic
On Saturday night, 29 January, a retirement party was held for Michael Lane Walsh in the Schooner Bar, Ballycotton. Michael was a member of the Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat for 37 years, joining when his father, Mikey Lane Walsh, was Coxswain.…
Rick Tomlinson Addresses 'Sailing By the Lee' Luncheon
Today's 'Sailing by the Lee' lunch in Cork in aid of the RNLI featured guest speaker Rick Tomlinson, the Round the World Photographer who hails from the Isle of Man. The lunch began with a drinks reception sponsored by The…
Flare Sighting Sparks Search off Cork Harbour
RNLI lifeboats from Ballycotton and Youghal responded to reports of white flare seen south of Ballycotton in East Cork tonight. The LE Emer was off Power Head, east of Cork Harbour, when the report was received and proceeded to the…
RNLI Lifeboats Launch Over a Thousand Times in Ireland During 2010
Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued 1,094 people in Ireland, launching 1,002 times. Figures released today (Tuesday 25 January 2010) by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) show an increase of 8 per cent in the number of people brought to…
Sunken Cruiser to be Lifted in Fenit
A Sealine motor cruiser that hit rocks in Tralee Bay early on Sunday morning on a run back from Ballydavid is due to be lifted on to Fenit pier this week. Eight people were rescued by Fenit lifeboat and the boat…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Two Canoeists
Bangor Lifeboat launched at 11:40 am on Monday 24th January to rescue two canoeists from a stretch of water lying between the Copeland Island and Donaghadee known locally as the Donaghadee Sound. One of the canoeists had apparently entered the…
Two Canoeists Call for Help from Belfast Coastguard
At around 11.30 this morning Belfast Coastguard were alerted to two people in distress after one of them was pitched into the water from his capsized canoe and had been struggling, without success to get back into the craft. The…
Fisherman Still Missing off Cork Harbour
UPDATE: Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat has launched this morning to help search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay in Cork Harbour. The alarm was raised when one fisherman managed to swim ashore shortly before 11am and alert the emergency services…
Ballycotton in Search for Missing Person
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, has launched to assist in a search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay, near Cork harbour. The alarm was raised when a companion swam ashore and alerted the emergency services. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat's eta…
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched to Assist Crab Fishing Boat
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:20 pm on Monday 17th January to assist 1 person aboard a 21ft crab fishing boat which had experienced gearbox mechanical failure close to shore. Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew…
Llandudno Lifeboat Celebrates 150 Years
The 30-strong crew of Llandudno RNLI are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their branch's founding. "We are very proud to have reached this milestone," spokesman Alan Sharp told the Daily Post. Since 1861 the Llandudno lifeboat has saved 550 lives…
Portaferry RNLI Rescues Four from Fishing Vessel
The Portaferry RNLI lifeboat was involved in the rescue of four men from a fishing boat that ran aground off the coast last Monday evening, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The lifeboat aling with the Portaferry and Newcastle Coastguard and and…
Concern about an overdue small boat with two persons on board led to a call for Baltimore lifeboat to carry out a search and rescue operation in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork on December 30th. Two men in a small dinghy…

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