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Larne RNLI volunteer crew member Fiona Kirkpatrick and fundraiser Alison Ford-Hutchinson meet Prince Harry
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#RNLI - Two couples who volunteer with Larne RNLI were chosen to represent the Co Antrim lifeboat station at the recent Hillsborough Garden Party where HRH Prince Harry was special guest. Lifeboat crew Fiona and Barry Kirkpatrick attended the event…
A Union Hall lifeboat volunteer boards the wayward yacht to establish a tow
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#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI was requested to launch yesterday afternoon (Sunday 10 September) at 4.21pm by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of a yacht that had broken from its mooring in Glandore Harbour and was heading for rocks. Weather…
Wicklow’s all-weather lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker launches to assist the yacht with a snapped forestay
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 6pm on Saturday evening (9 September) to assist a 13m yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow coast. The yacht was on passage from Wales to Ireland when the forestay snapped on…
The Eric Rowse takes the stricken cruiser under tow to safe harbour at Coosan Point
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI were called to assist five people aboard a 20ft motor cruiser which had lost power and was drifting towards Nun’s Island yesterday afternoon (Saturday 9 September). The crew of inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse were…
Photographer Jack Lowe visits his first Irish lifeboat station at Dunmore East
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#RNLI - More than two years ago, Jack Lowe began an ambitious project to photograph every RNLI station with a Victorian-era camera. Now, having already photographed 88 of the 238 lifeboat stations in these islands, Jack Lowe has finally arrived…
Crosshaven RNLI
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Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat volunteers pagers activated at 02.19am this morning for a Cork Harbour service that was to last over three hours. Valentia Coast Guard requested the crew to launch after a member of the public reported hearing continuous signaling by…
A volunteer crew member with Skerries RNLI spots a garda waving from shore
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched on Saturday morning (2 September) to a report of a fisherman stranded on rocks near Balbriggan. Shortly after 11am, Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a member of the Garda that a sea angler…
The two men were successfully located about fifteen metres up the steep rock face
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Red Bay RNLI all weather lifeboat launched last night (Saturday 2 September) at 10.10pm to assist in locating two missing climbers on Fair Head near Ballycastle. A Coastguard rescue helicopter from Scotland was also requested to join the search. Conditions…
Castletownbere RNLI tows the 30ft angling boat to safety
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#RNLI - Lifeboats from Baltimore and Castletownbere launched two separate callouts off West Cork since Friday (1 September). Baltimore RNLI was called out yesterday morning (Saturday 2 September) to a tug with three people on board, which had broken down…
Clifden RNLI lifeboat crew wishing Galway well for Sunday’s senior All-Ireland hurling final
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Volunteer lifeboat crew at Clifden RNLI are celebrating the news that their all-weather lifeboat is to be permanently allocated at the Connemara lifeboat station following a successful trial which has seen 50 launches by the lifeboat crew and 32 people…
The main event will commence at 10:30 with an off shore search demonstration, followed by an on-board emergency with the LÉ Eithne (above) acting as a M/V in distress.
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The public are encouraged to come and watch as Dunmore East is set to host some of Irelands principal Search and Rescue assets on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017. The event known as IMSARC Demo (Irish Marine Search and…
Wicklow Lifeboat In Search For Overdue Kayakers
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm last night (Monday 28 August) to search for an overdue kayak. The two kayakers on board were reported overdue to the Irish Coast Guard by a concerned relative after he lost…
Larne RNLI assisting a motor boat with engine difficulties on Wednesday 23 August
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#RNLI - It was a busy week for the volunteer crew at Larne RNLI last week with three launches for the Co Antrim lifeboats in three days. On Tuesday 22 August, Larne’s all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were launched following…
Carrybridge RNLI’s volunteer crew secure a rope to tow a cruiser with motor troubles off the rocks
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#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI’s lifeboat and rescue water craft were requested on Wednesday afternoon (23 August) to launch to a 30ft cruiser which had encountered fuel issues and drifted onto rocks on Upper Lough Erne. The casualty vessel, with two…
Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat on callout to the grounded cruiser on Monday afternoon
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#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched on Monday afternoon (21 August) to assist six people after their 30ft cruiser ran aground behind the Corakeen Islands near Dromineer Bay. The lifeboat launched on request from Valentia Coast Guard with…
Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat crew bring the casualty ashore
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) to assist Wicklow Ambulance Service with the medevac of a sailor who sustained injuries while sailing in the bay. The lifeboat crew, comprising helm David O’Leary, Graham Fitzgerald…

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