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Richard Bushe naming the new lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI held a special ceremony on the North Pier yesterday which saw the station receive a Vellum (Inscription of thanks from the Institution) marking one hundred years of saving lives at sea and the naming the new Atlantic 85…
Baltimore all-weather lifeboat on exercise with Rescue 117 prior to call out on Saturday 7 September
A motorboat that became propped up on pot buoys in Baltimore Harbour at the weekend made a direct call for help to the local RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat which was returning to base nearby. The incident occurred on Saturday evening (7…
Baltimore RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat will be officially named Rita Daphne Smyth this Sunday
Baltimore RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 lifeboat will be officially named Rita Daphne Smyth during a ceremony at the North Pier at 3pm this Sunday 8 September. As part of the station’s centenary celebrations, the lifeboat, which was placed on service…
The 24-metre fishing boat, with five persons aboard, had lost all power and requested assistance
Lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were launched yesterday afternoon to assist a 24-metre fishing vessel which had lost all power four miles west of the Bull Rock in West Cork. The lifeboat was tasked by Valentia Coastguard Radio shortly after…
Kieran O'Connell and lucky Toby
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s mechanic Kieran O’Connell came to the rescue of a small dog who fell from a height and became trapped on Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier this morning. A member of the public rang the lifeboat station at 11.40am…
Pictured from left are, Claire Morgan, Crosshaven RNLI shore crew and Maryborough Lunch Fundraising Committee, Avril O’Brien, Maryborough Lunch Fundraising Committee, Molly Murphy, Crosshaven RNLI crew member, Ruth McSweeney, Maryborough Lunch Fundraising Committee, Mary Creedon RNLI Community Fundraising Manager and James Fegan, Crosshaven RNLI crew member
After a successful return last year, the Cork RNLI charity lunch and auction at Maryborough Hotel will be held on Friday 1 November to raise funds for Baltimore, Crosshaven and Kinsale RNLI lifeboat stations. The fundraising event is a popular…
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat was involved in an early morning callout to a fishing boat (above) in trouble off the Kinsale Gas Field in West Cork
The Courtmacsherry all-weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn was called out at 2.36 am this morning Wednesday to go to the aid of an 85-foot fishing boat which sought assistance as it got into difficulties near the Kinsale…
Jack Lowe at work photographing Dungeness RNLI’s volunteers
Nearly five years into his epic project to photograph every RNLI lifeboat station with a Victorian-era camera, Jack Lowe this week began the Northern Ireland leg of the mammoth undertaking. Starting yesterday (Tuesday 3 September) at Red Bay, Lowe’s four-week…
‘Swim Safe’ Sessions At Lough Erne’s Share Centre This Month
The RNLI says it wants to help children Swim Safe with free water safety sessions at the Share Discovery Village on Upper Lough Erne for the first time this September. The fun, hour-long sessions teach young people how to swim…
File image of Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft
Northern Ireland lifeboat crews marked the end of the summer season with a number of callouts over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon (31 August) Portaferry’s inshore lifeboat wad called out to reports that two Flying Fifteen keelboats had capsized on Strangford…
Red Bay RNLI tows the yacht to safety
Five people were rescued off North Co Antrim yesterday afternoon (Friday 30 August) when their 33ft yacht got into difficulty near Rathlin Island. Red Bay RNLI’s volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat 1.20pm following a report that…
Aran Islands RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Two people were evacuated from the Aran Islands for medical reasons by the area’s RNLI lifeboat yesterday (Wednesday 28 August). At 4.50pm the all-weather lifeboat David Kirkaldy called to launch from Inis Mór to neighbouring Inis Meain where an elderly…
Kilkeel RNLI’s inshore lifeboat headed for Carlingford Lough yesterday afternoon
Kilkeel’s volunteer lifeboat crew worked fast to help clear a speedboat with engine troubles from a busy shipping lane yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27 August). The 16ft Bayliner, with one person on board, had broken down in Carlingford Lough and was…
Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Terry en route to Ballygally
Larne RNLI’s volunteer crew were kept busy with two callouts in quick succession on yesterday’s Bank Holiday (Monday 26 August), while the Portaferry lifeboat had an early-hours launch to aid a yacht run around in Strangford Lough. Larne’s inshore lifeboat…
The 34ft yacht dismasted near Dalkey Island yesterday
Dun Laoghaire RNLI launched to a 34ft yacht unexpectedly dismasted while sailing near Dalkey Island yesterday afternoon (Sunday 25 August). The skipper aboard the yacht was able to call the coastguard by VHF radio, and the volunteer lifeboat crew were…
Wicklow’s all-weather lifeboat brings the stricken motor cruiser under tow into Wicklow Harbour
Wicklow RNLI brought two people and three dogs to safety yesterday afternoon (Saturday 24 August) after their 33ft motor cruiser got fouled in ropes off the Wicklow coast. The all-weather lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater put to sea shortly at…

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