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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…
Dunmore East's Trent class lifeboat sustained damage after another boat is thought to have collided the pontoon it was moored alongside
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#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat sustained damage overnight while moored alongside its pontoon in the Co Waterford harbour. Impact by another vessel in the early hours of this morning (Friday 1 December) resulted in damage to both the…
Search Off Galway For Missing Fisherman
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#Missing - RTÉ News reports that a major air and sea rescue operation has been launched for a fisherman reported missing off Galway last night (Wednesday 22 November). A fishing boat was found adrift with no occupant west of Blackrock…
Skerries RNLI position the razor boat alongside Loughshinny Harbour
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI assisted a 12-metre razor fishing vessel that developed steering problems near Loughshinny last night (Friday 17 November). Shortly before 9pm, one of the volunteer crew raised the alarm after receiving a phone call from a fisherman…
Courtmacsherry RNLI tows the trawler to the safety of Kinsale Harbour on Saturday night during Ireland’s match with Denmark
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#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 7pm on Saturday night (11 November) to go to the aid of an 80ft fishing boat that got into difficulties 15 miles south of the Seven Heads in West Cork.…
The new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat at Carrybridge
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A new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat has gone on service at Carrybridge RNLI. The lifeboat which arrived at the Upper Lough Erne lifeboat station on Tuesday (7 November), replaces Duckhams 2001, which has been used to rescue people on Lough…
Donaghadee all-weather lifeboat Saxon towing rescued fishing vessel
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Donaghadee RNLI has brought two fishermen to safety this morning after their 10m boat got into difficulty off the County Down coast.The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted at 8.05am this morning (9 November), with Donaghadee RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Saxon being…
Pictured at the launch of the RNLI’s Cork Reindeer to be held on Sunday 26th November at Fota Park is (Clockwise back Left) Crosshaven lifeboat crew Maeve Leonard and Vincent Fleming, Alex Fegan (11) Derval O’Rourke,  and Maggie O’Brien (12)
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Cork athlete, broadcaster and self-confessed foodie, Derval O’Rourke, says the RNLI’s Reindeer Run is the perfect opportunity to get fit, have fun and raise funds for a good cause. Derval is the charity’s Ambassador for the popular annual family event,…
Arranmore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
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#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI in Co Donegal was called out yesterday morning (Monday 6 November) at 11.45am to assist a 19ft fishing boat with two people onboard. The small boat was approximately 400 metres from Arranmore Lifeboat Station when it…
Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued two fishermen from a sinking razor fishing boat near Laytown early this morning (Thursday 2 November). Shortly before 5.30am, Dublin Coast Guard received an emergency call from the skipper of a razor fishing boat with…
Lough Derg RNLI
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At 2.34pm, Monday October 30, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people and a dog on boat a vessel reported to be on fire. The wind was south-westerly, F1 and with…
Sandymount beach in Dublin where walkers were rescued today by an inshore RNLI boat from Dun Laoghaire
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Two people cut-off by the rising tide at Sandymount were rescued by the RNLI Inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire this evening. The alarm was raised at 4.30pm when the two people found themselves surrounded by water with two more hours…
Dunmore East's lifeboat crew use their salvage pump to keep the fishing vessel afloat
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#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI launched this past Wednesday afternoon (25 October) to assist a fishing vessel that was taking on water. The two crew of the 25ft vessel were coming into the Co Waterford harbour before 2.50pm when they…
Skerries RNLI launching their Atlantic 85 lifeboat
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday evening (Sunday 22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay Island. Shortly after 8.30pm, the alarm was raised by a member of the crew when they received a call from Lambay…
Celia Mary’s widower Peter Ross and best friend Rea Hollis joined by local clergy and RNLI staff at the naming ceremony in Clifden yesterday
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#RNLI - Clifden RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat Celia Mary at a special ceremony and service of dedication held yesterday (Saturday 21 October) in the Connemara coastal town. The honour of handing over the lifeboat and officially…
Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar tows the casualty boat back to port
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#RNLI - Arklow RNLI was launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 17 October) following a call for assistance from the crew of a sailing vessel reporting mechanical failure. The volunteer crew on board Arklow's all-weather lifeboat proceeded to the reported position approximately…

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