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Members of the RNLI Community Safety Team at the Ireland Angling 2018 exhibition in Swords; John McKenna, Laura Jackson, Colm Plunkett and Miryam Harris. They were helping to raise awareness about the importance of wearing lifejackets, carrying personal locator beacons and having an effective means of communicating in the event of an emergency for any one taking part in angling or water sports
Members of Howth RNLI’s Community Safety Team were on hand to raise awareness and offer water safety advice at the Ireland Angling 2018 exhibition at the National Show Centre in Swords last weekend (17 and 18 Feb 2018). The charity…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Man After Dinghy Capsizes
#RNLI - Galway RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty after his dinghy capsized on Galway Bay yesterday afternoon (Sunday 18 February). The incident happened off Hare Island shortly before 1pm, when a member of the public saw the…
Comedian PJ Gallagher with Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteers
#RNLI - Comedian, radio host and TV personality PJ Gallagher is to hold a night of fun and laughter with some of Ireland’s top comedians to raise funds for the RNLI. The one-off event is being staged at Dun Laoghaire’s…
Sausage Island is a nickname for Ynys–Las in Anglesey in Wales
I wonder if the example of what FINTAN has done in Britain could be followed in Ireland? It is an innovative approach to adding to rescue knowledge. The UK Ordnance Survey and the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have…
 Aer Lingus flight EI 712 had left from Cork Airport at 10:32 a.m. on a direct service to Heathrow Airport, London. The 50th anniversary of the St.Phelim Aer Lingus tragedy in which the 4 crew and 57 passengers all died is to be commemorated at Rosslare on Saturday, March 24
The 50th anniversary of the St.Phelim Aer Lingus tragedy in which the 4 crew and 57 passengers all died is to be commemorated at Rosslare on Saturday, March 24 next. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the crash site…
Historic Mary Stanford Lifeboat on display in Ballycotton
The East Cork village from where the lifeboat station crew carried out what is regarded as the most famous rescue in Irish lifeboat history, to the Daunt Rock Lightship off Cork Harbour, is in need of volunteers for its present-day…
Ballycotton RNLI is looking for new volunteer fundraisers and lifeboat crew in East Cork
Ballycotton RNLI is looking for new volunteer fundraisers and lifeboat crew to join its community lifesaving team in East County Cork. The station’s volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the RNLI, be it through crewing the station’s all-weather lifeboat, fundraising,…
Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Eleanor and Bryant Girling
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI rescued six fishermen in a callout that lasted 12 hours on Monday 5 February. At 3.10pm, Newcastle’s volunteer crew were alerted to Belfast  Coastguard’s request for a lifeboat to assist a fishing vessel breakdown 15 miles…
Cheques are presented to the RNLI and IUSRU.
#GoodDeed: Two cheques were handed over to the RNLI and The Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit at a special event at the weekend. The funds were collected through the All in a Row charity event on the Liffey in…
Clogherhead RNLI with the fishing vessel under tow
#RNLI - Clogherhead and Skerries  RNLI  rescued a man whose fishing boat got into difficulty north of Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon (Thursday 1 February). The volunteer crews were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat from Clogherhead and the inshore lifeboat…
The sinking of the MV Princess Victoria in 1953 was at the time the deadliest maritime disaster for the UK since the Second World War
#RNLI - Three RNLI lifeboats gathered yesterday (Sunday 28 January) at the site off Northern Ireland where the MV Princess Victoria sank 65 years ago with the loss of 133 souls. Donaghadee, Larne and Portpatrick RNLI lifeboat crews laid wreaths…
Galway Singer Sean Keane To Honour Clifden RNLI’s ‘Heroes Of The Waters’
#RNLI - Renowned Galway singer Sean Keane is set to make a welcome return to Clifden this February for a special evening of song and entertainment dedicated to the lifesaving work of the RNLI. In the intimate setting of the…
Helvick Head RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong
#RNLI - Helvick Head RNLI had its first callout for 2018 in the early hours of Saturday morning (20 January) when the crew of a fishing vessel reported engine difficulty. Pagers sounded at 1.50am and volunteer crew Brian O’Rourke, Joe…
Dun Laoghaire's Henry Williams, a Silver Medal Winner
Henry Williams was a renowned Dun Laoghaire lifeboat Coxswain. His son, Alexander, succeeded him and both died in the attempt to rescue the crew of the Palme in Dun Laoghaire Eve, 1895. That rescue is remembered in an evocative ceremony…
Fishing nets caught around a propellor. Scroll down for vidoe
The Cruising Association (CA) has just released a video highlighting the dangers of entanglement with lobster pots as part of its campaign for better marking of static fishing gear. Afloat.ie has previously highlighted the perils of unmarked pots. On March…
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat 'Gordon and Phil'
#RNLI - In the East Cork lifeboat station’s first callout of 2018, Youghal  RNLI was requested to launch at 1.02pm on Wednesday 10 January to reports of a fishing vessel that was taking on water. The lifeboat proceeded to the…

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