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The Rita Daphne Smyth officially entered service last Thursday 20 September
#Lifeboats - Baltimore RNLI has welcomed its new Atlantic 85 class inshore lifeboat on service in the West Cork village. The inshore lifeboat arrived at Baltimore lifeboat station on Thursday 13 September and replaces the Atlantic 75 class lifeboat, Patricia Jennings,…
Skerries RNLI bring a 22m fishing vessel into Skerries harbour
#Lifeboats - Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat crew left their Sunday lunch on 23 September to attend to a fishing vessel in difficulty east of Cahore Point in Co Wexford. Once the vessel and its crew of three were located, it was…
Newcastle RNLI’s volunteers check out the first stricken vessel of their marathon seven-hour storm callout
#Rescue - Newcastle RNLI was involved in the rescue of three yachts in Strangford Lough during Storm Ali on Wednesday (19 September). The lifeboat volunteers were first alerted at 11.40am to go the aid of a stricken yacht at Newtownards Sailing…
Larne lifeboat volunteers will raise a cuppa for Macmillan later this month
#RNLI - Larne’s volunteer RNLI crew are throwing open the doors of the lifeboat station as they host a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan, the cancer support charity, from 10.30am to 2pm on Saturday 29 September. The crew…
Portaferry RNLI's inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Yesterday evening (Saturday 15 September) at 4.45pm, a volunteer RNLI crew from Portaferry launched to the aid of two men in trouble in the water just off Ballyhenry Island. The two men had been using a personal watercraft…
The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat crew
The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 2pm yesterday to go to the aid of an 18–foot pleasure boat with two anglers on board who got lost and sought assistance two miles south of the Old Head…
Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat assisted the search for a missing swimmer in the Ilen River on Tuesday morning 11 September
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched yesterday morning (Tuesday 11 September) to a swimmer reported missing on a swim from Skibbereen to Baltimore in West Cork. The inshore lifeboat was called to search the Ilen River for the swimmer after a safety…
Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat approaches the grounded boat above Victoria Lock
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI assisted four people after their boat ran aground when they took a wrong turn above Victoria Lock on the River Shannon yesterday (Sunday 9 September) Water levels at the casualty vessel’s location were very low when…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Shorter evenings mean having a method of calling for help on the water is more important than ever. The message from the RNLI came after the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat launched on Tuesday evening (4 September) to a powerboat with…
Baltimore RNLI's inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI was called out last night (Tuesday 4 September) to a speedboat with engine trouble near Bird Island in West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew were on exercise in their inshore lifeboat when the request came in from…
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September as they feature in episode 4 of Series 3 of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Launched To Angling Boat Aground On Black Rock
#RNLI - While on exercise yesterday afternoon (Sunday 2 September), the volunteer crew Crosshaven RNLI overheard a radio transmission to the coastguard explaining that a 23ft angling boat was aground on Black Rock near Whitegate oil refinery in Cork Harbour. As…
The pleasure boat was unable to be recovered
#RNLI - Two RNLI lifeboats were launched on Friday (31 August) at the request of Belfast Coastguard to assist a pleasure fishing boat with four people onboard off Carrickfergus. Bangor RNLI was first to launch at 3.15pm to reports that a…
Crosshaven RNLI
A Belfast man sustained a serious lower arm injury this evening after being bitten by a Blue Shark whilst angling. Crosshaven RNLI Volunteers received the information at 6 pm this evening and launched immediately. The Deep Sea Angling boat “…
Lough Ree RNLI attends the grounded hire boat on the Longford shore
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI volunteers have rescued four people whose 37-foot boat had run hard aground on the Longford shore. At 12.17pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 29 August) the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked the Lough Ree inshore lifeboat…
Arklow’s lifeboat Ger Tigchelarr tows a fishing vessel with machinery failure
#RNLI - Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 7.28am yesterday morning (Monday 27 August) Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched to reports of a fishing vessel in difficulty. Within a few minutes, the Ger Tigchelarr and her…

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