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Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
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#RNLI - In the first of two incidents yesterday morning (Thursday 3 August), Baltimore RNLI launched to reports of a vessel adrift in Crookhaven Harbour. The vessel, a 4m Boston Whaler powerboat, had broken from its mooring in strong winds…
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RNLI Lifeboats
Volunteers from Donaghadee and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch their lifeboats this evening (Thursday 3 August) after a group of dinghy sailors got into difficulty off the County Down coast. The inshore lifeboat from Bangor and the all-weather lifeboat…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat on Dublin Bay, it's one of the busiest RNLI boats in the country
RNLI Lifeboats
The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are issuing a joint call this Bank Holiday weekend urging people to be vigilant and to take care on the water and along the coastline. It comes as both organisations note that August…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all weather lifeboat pictured off Roches Point
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 1 August) to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure fishing boat with mechanical failure 15 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI was involved in an extensive search off the Wexford coast yesterday (Tuesday 1 August) after a swimmer was reported to have been swept out to sea. The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm by a…
Baltimore RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI completed a busy weekend when the inshore lifeboat was launched on Sunday afternoon (30 July) to a report of an upturned vessel off Heir Island. The volunteer lifeboat launched at 2.42pm arrived on scene to find…
The 27ft yacht had run aground on a mudbank in Duncannon Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Fethard RNLI rescued two people after their yacht ran aground off the Wexford coast yesterday evening. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a…
The volunteer lifeboat crew was first requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat shortly after 9am this morning
RNLI Lifeboats
Rosslare Harbour RNLI has responded to two call outs off the Wexford coast today. The volunteer lifeboat crew was first requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat shortly after 9am this morning following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to…
Coxswain Ken Cashman as he brings the stricken boat alongside the pontoon at Courtmacsherry Pier
RNLI Lifeboats
The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 11.25 am this morning Sunday to go to the immediate aid of a 14–foot Pleasure boat off Harbour View in Courtmacsherry Bay. The alert was raised from the shore as the boat…
Baltimore Lifeboat Responds To Drascombe Lugger Mayday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Just hours after launching to an alarm from a yacht’s emergency beacon on Friday morning (28 July), Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was back in action responding to a Mayday from a Drascombe Lugger taking on water in Schull Harbour.…
Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launches to the incident at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon
Rescue
#Rescue - A mother and her two children were rescued from a sea cave at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon (Saturday 29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard. The two children had got into…
The yacht was taken under tow and brought safely back to Ballycastle in an operation lasting four hours
RNLI Lifeboats
Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim has rescued two men this afternoon (Friday 28 July) after their 10m yacht encountered steering problems off Rathlin Island. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 9.50am following a request from Belfast Coastguard…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched this morning (Friday 28 July) to locate a vessel sending an alarm from their positioning beacon off the coast of West Cork. The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch just before 10am after it had…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launches to the report of a stranded cruiser near Hare Island
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI’s volunteers were surprised to find a man whose cruiser had grounded near Hare Island had spent the night alone stranded in the lake as he was reluctant to call for help. Valentia Coast Guard requested…
Newcastle RNLI assisting the grounded yacht at Ardglass Marina in the early hours of Wednesday morning
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI volunteer crews were woken by their pagers at 3.34am yesterday morning (Wednesday 26 July) after a lone yachtsman ran aground at the mouth of Ardglass Marina in Co Down. The all-weather lifeboat Eleanor and Bryant Girling…
Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats on exercise
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI launched their inshore and all-weather lifeboats on Tuesday night (27 July) to reports of a pleasure boat in difficulty east of Davillaun Island. The eight people on board had been to Inishbofin for the day and were returning…

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