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RNLI Lifeboat News From Ireland
Clifden RNLI Upgrade Inshore Lifeboat to New Atlantic 85
#rnli – Clifden RNLI have this week taken delivery of a new Atlantic 85 lifeboat at the station. The lifeboat is named Joyce King and will be replacing the Atlantic 75 lifeboat that has been on service in the Galway…
Donaghadee RNLI Rescues Man In Boat Breakdown
#RNLI - Donaghadee RNLI has rescued a man after his boat got into difficulty off the Co Down coast. In good weather conditions, the volunteer crew launched the all-weather lifeboat at 3.07pm yesterday (Wednesday 26 June) to go to the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Launched to Free Boat from Lobster Pot
#rnli – The Wicklow inshore lifeboat was launched at 1800hrs last night after the Coast Guard received a call for assistance from a small boat with four people onboard. The alarm was raised after the boats propeller got fouled in…
Skerries RNLI Responds To Concerns Over Shore Walkers
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI in North Co Dublin were requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard on Monday evening (24 June) following a call from a concerned member of the public regarding a group of people walking back to shore…
New Zealander Honours Arklow RNLI Crew Who Saved His Grandfather
#RNLI - New Zealand man Greg Murphy and his wife Anne have made an emotional journey to Arklow RNLI to visit the lifeboat station where more than a century ago the lifeboat crew set out in heavy seas and torrential…
Larne RNLI Assists Yacht While On Call-Out For Drifting Boat
#RNLI - While on exercise on Sunday morning (23 June 2013), Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was requested to divert and investigate reports that a boat was drifting out to sea in Larne Lough. The 11m wooden boat had nobody onboard and…
Lifeboat Recovers Cow After Fall From Antrim Cliff
#rnli –  Lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI have successfully recovered a calf after it fell down a cliff face yesterday afternoon. The alarm was raised at 1.45pm when a local farmer contacted Belfast Coastguard requesting assistance after one of…
Windsurfer Sail in Water Prompts Dublin Bay Search Operation
#rnli – Dun Laoghaire's RNLI inshore lifeboat co-ordinated a search on Killiney Bay after a windsurfer sail was spotted drifting south of Dalkey Island by a passing yacht. Seven boats searched the area with the R116 helicopter which joined the…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Tows Trimaran Back to Harbour After Capsize
#rnli – The RNLI all-weather lifeboat at Dun Laoghaire launched shortly before 3pm this afternoon after a crew-member on a 70-foot racing yacht received suspected back injuries following a capsize on Dublin Bay. The yacht was a 70 foot trimaran…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Launches Again, This time for Canoeists
#rnli – Following a major search and rescue operation on Lough Derg last night for 18 rowing boats the lifeboat (RNLI) at Dromineer was launched again this morning in a separate response to assist young canoeists in difficulty in heavy…
Major Lough Derg Search & Rescue When 18 Rowing Boats Get into Difficulty
#lifeboat – Lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI launched this evening after eighteen rowing boats got into difficulty at Parker's Point. The rowers, who had set out from Terryglass, at the northern end of the lake, at 2pm, were en…
Larne RNLI Rescues Unconscious Man From Lough
#RNLI - Larne RNLI rescued an unconscious man who was found a short distance from the shore at Larne Lough last night (Thursday 20 June). The volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat Hannahbella Ferguson following a request by Belfast Coastguard…
Vessels Set Adrift By Fouled Propellers Off Wicklow and Skerries
#RNLI - A fishing vessel with a fouled propeller was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI this morning (21 June). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 10am following a report that a fishing vessel was in difficulty after a rope got…
Arklow RNLI Rescues Couple From Yacht With Fouled Propeller
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI rescued a man and woman after their 12m yacht got into difficulty of the Wicklow coast yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 June). The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 12.23pm following a report…
Three Fishermen Rescued After Boat Sinks off Donegal Coast
#rnli – Lough Swilly RNLI in county Donegal has assisted three fishermen this afternoon after their boat sank off the Inishowen peninsula. The volunteer crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all weather lifeboats at 1.30pm following a…
Arklow RNLI Hosts Summer Solstice Fundraiser
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI supporters are being asked to come out and walk or jog a midnight mile - four laps of the running track at Coral Leisure Centre - in Arklow this Friday 21 June. The walk/run will take…
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