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A view of the yacht aground at Kilronan from the bow of the lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI responded to two call-outs last night and early this morning to carry out a medical evacuation and come to the aid of a lone sailor. The volunteer crew was first asked to launch their all-weather lifeboat at…
Valentia RNLI lifeboat
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat Saturday evening (8 May) to assist a fisherman with crush injuries to the chest on board a fishing trawler. At 7.28pm the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to launch to…
Clifden RNLI's all-weather lifeboat on exercise
Clifden RNLI were tasked by the Irish Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon (8 June) to a distress signal received from a personal locator beacon (PLB) registered to a 50-foot yacht that had been activated some 13 miles west of Slyne…
Wicklow all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater alongside the rope-fouled yacht
Wicklow RNLI brought three sailors to safety yesterday morning (Sunday 9 June) after their 10-metre yacht got fouled in ropes off Wicklow Head. The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 10am under the command of…
Medevac From Cape Clear Island For Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac last night (Friday 7 June) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 6.20pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard…
File image of Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats
New Clifden lifeboat volunteer Ashling Sweeney has her first callout earlier this week to a fisherman whose boat drifted out to sea after engine failure. At 3.40pm on Tuesday 4 June, Clifden RNLI was requested to launch its all-weather and…
Mayo Sailing Club Commodore Duncan Sclare handing the cheque to Dave Curtis, RNLI
Going out to sea has always had a certain level of risk attached to it. When a boat breaks down and starts to drift out towards America or worse towards a rocky shore, help has not always been close to…
Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point
Both Crosshaven and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats were launched at 11am this morning (Sunday 2 June) to assist a 17’ boat with one person on board, broken down off Roberts Cove in a strengthening Force 6/7 westerly wind. The angling boat…
Volunteer crew member Barry Kirkpatrick training on coxswain boat handling in Ballylumford Harbour
Larne RNLI has a close-knit group of volunteers, both crew members and fundraisers, with a strong family ethos and team approach to ensure everyone plays their part to help saves lives at sea on the east Co Antrim coast. Recently, one of…
Lough Ree Lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers assisted in the reach of a suspected missing person who had become separated from the jet ski they were on. Yesterday, 2 June 2019 at 7.05pm the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked Lough Ree…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat is launched. The boat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by an Irish legacy
The latest in RNLI lifeboat technology was delivered to Clogherhead in County Louth yesterday and was welcomed to its new home by hundreds of people who turned out from the town and surrounding areas. Clogherhead RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat is…
The event had been scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday 2 June
This weekend’s Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race will no longer be going ahead on Sunday 2 June due to poor weather forecast for the region. In a statement, the organisers said: “It is with regret that we have decided to cancel…
Donaghdee RNLI Lifeboat
Three RNLI lifeboats were launched last night (Tuesday 28 May) at the request of Belfast Coastguard after reports that a fishing vessel with five people onboard was rapidly taking on water and in need of assistance off the Isle of…
Ruth Osborne from Newquay recounts her float to stay alive tale in the video below
Annual coastal fatality figures released today in the UK by the RNLI lifesaving charity reveal that, of the 128 people who lost their lives at the UK coast in 2018, ninety per cent were male. Although coastal deaths were higher…
The Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race gets underway at 1pm this Sunday 2 June
Final preparations are being made ahead of this weekend’s Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race which takes place this Sunday 2 June at Astoria Road. Now in its eighth year, the event is organised and hosted by the volunteer crew of the…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon Class lifeboat Michael O’Brien
Clogherhead locals are set to welcome the latest RNLI lifeboat in Ireland to the Co Louth town this Sunday 2 June. The Shannon class lifeboat Michael O’Brien lifeboat is due to arrive in Clogherhead at exactly 13.31 which is also…

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