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The Dunmore East RNLI crew throws a towline to the stricken trawler
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#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Tuesday January 9) to assist a 23m trawler with four crew on board. The fishing vessel had suffered engine trouble and was drifting onto rocks one mile northeast of Dunmore…
Applications Open For RNLI’s ‘Best Summer Jobs’ Lifeguarding In Northern Ireland
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#Lifeguards - The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Northern Ireland’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018’s beach lifeguards and face-to-face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the…
Baltimore RNLI launching for yesterday’s medevac
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#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 7 January) to provide a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 3.50pm to provide medical assistance…
Fethard RNLI launch to recover abandoned kayak
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Fethard RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat this afternoon (Monday January 1 2018) to conduct a joint search with Fethard Coast Guard after a reported sighting of a kayak floating in the sea in the water off Crooke Chapel, Passage East,…
The lifeboat crew proceeded to the reported location, due west of Ballyhalbert Beach and approximately one mile North of Burial Island where two men were assisted onboard the lifeboat and their jet ski was taken under tow to Ballyharbert Harbour.
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Donaghadee RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assisted two people to safety this morning (1 January) after they got into difficulty on their jet ski and a member of the public raised the alarm. The volunteer crew were paged at 11.42am by…
With a strong south westerly force six to seven wind, the stranded surfer was soon a mile off shore
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Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current. Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in…
The all-weather lifeboat Alan Massey is prepped for the day’s first callout, a medevac from Heir Island
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#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched twice in the space of a few hours yesterday (Friday 29 December) — firstly to provide a medevac from Heir Island, and later to assist bodyboarders in difficulty at Barleycove. The volunteer crew launched their…
Red Bay RNLI located the missing walkers
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Volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI were called out this evening (Thursday 28 December) to reports that two walkers were stranded on the Boulder Field at Fair Head, Antrim, in freezing temperatures. Red Bay RNLI located the missing walkers…
Carrybridge RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards
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#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI’s new B-Class Atlantic 85  lifeboat Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards launched on its first callout yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 27 December 2017) along with the station’s rescue water craft. The volunteer lifeboat crew based on Upper Lough…
y the current crew of the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat and the Irish Coastguard to the loss of the lifeboat crew on Christmas Eve 1895 attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme. Scroll down for photo gallery by John Coveney below
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On Christmas Eve at Dun Laoghaire's East Pier, the annual memorial was held by the crew of the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat, and the Irish Coastguard for the lifeboat crew lost on Christmas Eve 1895 attempting to rescue the crew…
Man Saved By Wexford RNLI After ‘Hours’ Clinging To Quay Wall
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#RNLI - A man who slipped into the water alongside Wexford Quay was rescued by Wexford RNLI after clinging to the quay wall for several hours. The man, in his late 30s, was spotted by gardaí before 4am on Friday…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Will Remember Irish Lives Lost In 2017 At Annual Christmas Eve Ceremony
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#RNLI - The volunteer crew at Dun Laoghaire RNLI will hold their traditional Christmas Eve ceremony to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 at noon this Sunday. The crew will remember all those who lost their…
Irish Coast Guard & RNLI Urge People To ‘Respect The Water’ Over Festive Season
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water, and to remember some basic safety advice…
The all-weather lifeboat Dr John McSparran tows the stricken motorboat to Larne Harbour
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#RNLI - Larne RNLI launched to the aid of two people on Monday morning (18 December) after their 33ft motorboat had engine difficulties en route from Carrickfergus to Greencastle. The all-weather lifeboat Dr John McSparran was requested to assist the…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Fisherman With Hand Injury
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#RNLI - Independent.ie reports that a fisherman with a hand injury was hospitalised after his rescue from a trawler off Salthill by Galway RNLI yesterday afternoon (Saturday 9 December). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched within 10 minutes of the alarm…
Union Hall RNLI crew and supporters
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Volunteers at Union Hall RNLI are celebrating the news that their lifeboat station in West Cork is to be formally established following a successful trial. The recommendation subject to the provision of a long term shoreworks solution was approved at…

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