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First Rescue for Kilmore's Tamar Lifeboat
The Kilmore Quay lifeboat crew are currently undergoing intensive training on their new €3 million Tamar lifeboat, which only arrived on station last Wednesday.  The lifeboat was on scene in twelve minutes and took the fishing vessel under tow into…
The Tamar Arrives!... At Kilmore Quay
The RNLB Killarney arrived yesterday into Kilmore Quay after making her delivery voyage from England. The new €3 million craft is the first Tamar-class to operate in Irish waters and is the most technically advanced lifeboat in the RNLI fleet.…
Man Rescued after Fall from Boat in Ballyshannon
The use of the kill chord and a lifejacket on a boat in Donegal this week meant a man who went over board  was able to be rescued quickly by Bundoran Lifeboat The RNLI was alerted to a person in…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Rescues Fishing Vessel
Ballycotton lifeboat was launched last night, 11 October, to a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller, near rocks off Ballycroneen Bay, east of Cork Harbour. The boat's skipper put out an anchor and contacted the owner, who in turn contacted…
Cruising Sailor Rescued off Cork Harbour
A sailor who got into difficulty cruising from Wales to the Canary Islands was rescued and brought to safety in Cork Harbour yesterday. The 10-metre yacht hit poor weather conditions near the Pollock Rock east of Power Head and lost…
First 'Tamar' Lifeboat Arrives at Kilmore Quay on Wednesday
The RNLI's new Tamar class all weather lifeboat will arrive at Kilmore Quay in County Wexford next Wednesday (13 October 2010) at 5pm. This €3 million lifeboat will be the first of its class to be based at an Irish…
Two Investigations Underway into Weekend Boating Accident
Gardai launched a full investigation into the weekend boating tragedy where two men died in Inishboffin harbour.The men were identified locally as former Mayo footballer, Ger Feeney, and businessman, Donal McEllin, both from Castlebar. It is understood the pair left the…
Two Men Die in Inishbofin Boating Accident
Two men died in a boating accident off the coast of Inishbofin in Co. Galway early this morning. The pair, aged in their late 50's and early 60's had arrived on the island yesterday on a 40ft motor cruiser and…
Five Incidents in Four Days for Cork Harbour Lifeboat
Crosshaven Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat has had a very busy few days as they were tasked to five incidents in four days. On Thursday evening at 17.59, the Lifeboat was tasked to the upper reaches of Cork Harbour near the city to…
Lifeboat Launches for Swimmer in Difficulty on Dublin Bay
A swimmer in difficulty was brought to safety at lunchtime today by the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire when a large swell caused problems at the popular 40-foot bathing-place at Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The incident occurred when the female swimmer was…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Person Stranded near Hare Island
Galway RNLI lifeboat went to the rescue of a person reported to be stranded in rising waters between Hare Island and Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore on Wednesday afternoon (29 September). A member of the public rang the Irish Coastguard to report…
Howth Lifeboat Rescues Drowning Woman
The crew of Howth RNLI rescued a woman from drowning off the coast of Portrane this week (Monday). The Lifeboat crew had been out on exercise when they spotted the 31 year old female struggling above the waves. She had…
Fenit Name New Lifeboat in Memory of Bangor Couple
A brand new RNLI inshore lifeboat was officially named 'Bradley and Sonya' during a moving ceremony on Saturday 25th September at Fenit which is located on north side of Tralee Bay on the far south west coast of Ireland. The…
New Tamar-Class Lifeboat: A First for RNLI in Ireland
Next month sees the introduction of the first RNLI Tamar-class lifeboat to enter service at an Irish lifeboat station, writes Jehan Ashmore. Costing €3m, the RNLB Killarney is to be stationed in Kilmore Quay. The new vessel is expected to…
Enniskillen and Baltimore Busiest Irish Lifeboats, Launching Five Times a Day in Summer
Preliminary figures* for summer 2010, issued today (22 September) by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), show the charity's Irish lifeboats launched on average five times every day during June, July and August. RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch 450…
Fenit RNLI to name new D Class Lifeboat after Bangor Couple
A special naming and dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday (25 September 2010) at 3.00pm when volunteer lifeboat crew and supporters with Fenit RNLI lifeboat station in Kerry will gather to name their new IB1 lifeboat Bradley and Sonya. …

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