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 The yacht was on passage from Cobh to Baltimore when the call out for assistance was raised with Valentia Radio Coastguard after her prop was fouled
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 2.20pm this afternoon to go to the aid of a 41ft–yacht that had got into difficulties and sought help just off the Seven Heads in West Cork.  The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat…
The motor cruiser was on a passage from Cahersiveen Marina to Dingle harbour off the County Kerry coast when the engine caught fire
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat yesterday afternoon (Saturday 14 July) to assist a 37ft motor cruiser with three people on board, which had caught fire. At 1.00pm the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to assist…
Carrybridge RNLI and stricken cruisers setting up a towline
#RNLI - Friday 13 July was an unlucky one for a 26ft sports cruiser with engine trouble close to Naan Island on Upper Lough Erne. Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Douglas Euan & Kay Richards launched at 3.23pm yesterday to the cruiser which…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia
#RNLI - Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 8 July), Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a 31ft yacht with two onboard when their vessel became stranded just off Bray Head. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 2.18pm…
Coastguard rescue team members stretcher the injured cyclist to the lifeboat
#RNLI - Bangor RNLI’s volunteer crew headed to the shore in front of Royal Belfast Golf Club early yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7 July) to assist in the rescue of a young woman who had fallen to the rocks below. Members of…
Enniskillen RNLI crew approaching the casualty vessel that had reported a fire on board
#RNLI - Enniskillen RNLI brought two people to safety on Wednesday afternoon (4 July) after their boat they were on showed signs of catching fire. The two people on board quickly used their fire extinguishers while also phoning 999 to ask…
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew have responded to four call outs in three days coming to the aid of 15 people. Between 8am on Sunday last, 1 July and 2.20pm on yesterday, Tuesday 3 July, Lough Ree RNLI came…
Rescue 116 dropping an additional salvage pump on Colt Island
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 3 July) shortly after 1.30pm after a motorboat with two on board called the coastguard via VHF radio to report they were taking on water near Rockabill Lighthouse. The lifeboat was launched…
Fethard RNLI & Community Rescue Effort After Inflatable Drifts Out To Sea
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI was involved in the rescue of six people yesterday evening (Monday 2 July) after two young girls drifted out to sea on an inflatable lilo. The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their D class…
Donaghdee RNLI Lifeboat
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Donaghadee RNLI were paged yesterday (2 July) at 1.51pm by Belfast Coastguard after reports that a 27ft yacht with two people onboard had run aground at the entrance to Ballywalter Harbour and was rapidly taking…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats
#RNLI - Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats were launched yesterday (Sunday 1 July) to assist two people on an inflatable dinghy near Brittas Bay beach. The father and son had set off from the popular tourist beach to fish in a…
Dun Laoghaire Rescues Yacht With Engine Failure Off Bray Head
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a yacht with one man onboard on Saturday afternoon (30 June) when the skipper’s engine failed just outside Bray Head. The volunteer lifeboat crew were called into action at 16.24pm following a report…
Fundraising and Operational volunteers of Fethard RNLI
Volunteers with Fethard RNLI gathered at the lifeboat station over the weekend (Saturday 30 June) for a naming ceremony and a service of dedication for their new lifeboat Naomh Dubhán. In glorious sunshine, operations crew, fundraisers, station management, friends and…
Donaghadee RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Saxon was on scene to the fishing vessel within five minutes
Donaghadee RNLI volunteer crew were paged three times over the weekend to assist a 24m fishing vessel which had run aground, a 31–ft yacht with three people onboard which had broken down and a small speedboat on the rocks at…
The 10m yacht had fouled its propeller and the sailor had entered the water in an attempt to free the propeller but was unsuccessful and called for assistance
Ballyglass RNLI has this afternoon (Monday 25 June) come to the aid of a lone sailor whose 10m yacht got into difficulty off the Mayo coast.  The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 12.37pm following…
The yacht had drifted onto rocks at the base of Howth Head on Dublin Bay
Howth RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat on Sunday 24rd June 2018 to reports of a sailing vessel with three people aboard that had lost steering and drifted onto rocks at the base of Howth Head. A telephone call to Howth…

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