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Fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race Raises Funds For Local Lifeboat
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#RNLI - During the Sea Bangor Festival over the weekend, Bangor RNLI was delighted to welcome Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and Robert Montgomery from the Belfast Kayak Club to receive a cheque for £1,700 raised for the lifeboat…
Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launching to the windsurfer in difficulty
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 1.48pm on Saturday afternoon (24 June) after a member of the public reported a windsurfer in difficulty off Silver Strand, three miles south of Wicklow Harbour. The lifeboat with three crew…
Two Medevacs For Clifden Lifeboat Since Friday
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#RNLI - Clifden RNLI has carried out two medical evacuations from the island of Inishbofin off Connemara since Friday (23 June). The pagers first sounded at 11.15am on Friday in response to a call for the medevac of an elderly woman…
Clifden RNLI's inshore lifeboat taking the solo yacht under tow
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#RNLI - Clifden RNLI prepared for launch at 7.16pm on Tuesday evening (20 June) to assist a yacht gone aground in the Clifden Bay area. Helm David Barry, along with volunteer crew Ian Shanahan, Brian Ward and Owen Hayes on…
Skerries RNLI recovering their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers were tasked on three separate occasions last weekend with the pagers sounding once on Saturday (17 June) and twice on Sunday (18 June). Shortly after 3pm on Sunday afternoon, Dublin Coast Guard received reports that…
Lough Ree's inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI assisted one man and two women after their boat broke down at the north end of Lough Ree last night (Monday 19 June). The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted by the Irish Coast Guard in…
Red Bay RNLI's volunteer crew recover the stranded kayakers onto the inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI rescued two kayakers yesterday afternoon (Saturday 17 June) after their vessel capsized near Waterfoot in Co Antrim. The alarm was raised at 3.33pm when a member of the public heard…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat returning after the callout
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.50pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 14 June) to assist the crew of a whelk fishing vessel off the Wicklow coast. The skipper contacted Wicklow Head Coast Guard by VHF radio for assistance after…
Lough Ree RNLI’s volunteer crew with the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter
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#RNLI - Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI had a successful training exercise with the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 yesterday (Sunday 11 June). The lifeboat and helicopter crews came together for a joint training exercise at Lough Ree…
Branch chairman Noel Phillips, lifeboat crew Derek Shevlin, Drogheda Harbour Master Captain Martin Donnelly, Drogheda Mayor Oliver Tully and lifeboat crew Barbara Kirk at the launch of Clogherhead RNLI’s lifeboat appeal
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#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI in Co Louth officially launched the station’s €150,000 Shannon lifeboat appeal on the final day of the Drogheda maritime festival yesterday (Sunday 11 June). The total cost of Clogherhead’s new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat will be…
Larne RNLI Assists Three people Onboard 36ft–Vessel with Engine Difficulties
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Larne RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat Dr John McSparron and inshore lifeboat Terry this afternoon (Sunday 11 June) to a 36ft yacht experiencing engine difficulties near the entrance to Larne Lough. The all-weather lifeboat under Coxswain Frank Healy launched at…
The lifeboat crew observed that the man was trapped in an isolated area among large boulders
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Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim rescued a fisherman in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 10 June) after he fell and became trapped between rocks near Glenarm Marina. The volunteer crew was requested to launch both their all-weather…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI rescued three people from two grounded yachts in two separate callouts on Sunday (4 June). At 11.22am, as the lifeboat crew were returning to station following morning exercise, they were requested by Valentia Coast Guard…
The Inis Mor crew took to the liferaft when the Ker 39 started sinking off the Saltee Islands. All crew were rescued by Coastguard Helicopter 117
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ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney has expressed relief that everyone is safe after the weekend loss of Scottish competitor Inis Mor on its way to the ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. As Afloat.ie reported on Saturday, the Cruisers…
The Eric Rowse on scene with grounded 25ft cruiser
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#RNLI - A busy June bank holiday weekend for Lough Ree RNLI continued yesterday (Monday 5 June) with the rescue of six people across two grounded cruisers in a single callout.The lifeboat crew were first alerted by the Irish Coast…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI assisted two people aboard a grounded motor cruiser yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 June) on the eastern shore of Lough Ree. The alarm was raised at 12.19pm when two people on board the 34ft cruiser went…

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