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Lucky Escape for Dad & Daughter as Waves Crash Over Howth Pier
#rnli – A father and daughter had to be rescued early this morning by Howth RNLI off the East Pier, after they became stranded and were forced to take shelter from breaking waves. The two were out walking on the…
UK Lone Sailor Rescued 38 Miles off Cork Coast
#rnli – Mine Head Coast Guard received a call for assistance at 3:30am this morning from a lone sailor on passage from the UK.Ballycotton lifeboat launched at 3:45am and proceeded to the known position of the 6.5 metre vessel, which…
Portrush Boatowners look forward to Annual Boat Jumble
#boatjumble – Portrush Boatowners Association is eagerly looking forward to the annual boat jumble at Portrush Harbour on Saturday 30th March 2013. The boat jumble which is usually held in October was rescheduled to Easter Saturday, so that visitors to…
CoastGuard, Air Corps & Lifeboat in Combined Exercise on Dublin Bay
#rnli – A joint training exercise between the RNLI lifeboats at Dun Laoghaire, an Irish Air Corps helicopter from Baldonnel and the Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit will take place this afternoon on Dublin Bay from 2.30pm for approximately two…
French Trawler Rescued By RNLI Lifeboat off Wicklow Head
#rnli – Wicklow RNLI has rescued four fishermen from a 26m French fishing trawler which got into difficulty in the early hours of this morning (Friday 22 March). The volunteer lifeboat crew responded rapidly and in severe weather conditions when…
Kilrush RNLI Responds To 'Flare' Sightings Off West Coast
#RNLI - Kilrush RNLI launched twice on Tuesday 19 March to a reported flare or red smoke sighted off the coast on the River Shannon. On both launches at 12.15pm and later at 9.27pm, both crews quickly assembled and set…
RNLI Roundup: Arranmore Assists Crabbers, Courtown Volunteers Awarded
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI was involved in an epic 12-hour rescue in difficult weather of five fishermen on board a crabber which got into difficulty on St Patrick’s Day. The station’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.45pm to go to…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Called to Mullaghmore Incident
#rnli – The Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was tasked to an incident this morning, Monday March 18th 2013, in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. A man in his 50s is understood to have been washed off rocks as he fished with friends off…
Arklow RNLI Tows Stricken Whelk Vessel To Harbour
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI assisted the crew of a whelk fishing vessel which got into difficulty yesterday (Thursday 14 March). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat, the Ger Tigchlearr, shortly before 9am to go to the aid of a local fishing vessel.…
RNLI Say Thanks to Captain Pat Farnan, Retired Cork Harbour Master
#rnli – Recently retired Port of Cork Harbour Master, Captain Pat Farnan was thanked by Crosshaven RNLI at a special presentation at the lifeboat station on Wednesday night.Operations Manager, Alan Barton thanked Pat, who retired from the company after 33…
DCU Surf 'n' Sail Club Raise €800 for Howth RNLI
#rnli – Members of Dublin City University's (DCU) Surf 'n' Sail club recently presented a cheque for €823 to Howth RNLI. The students raised the money by organising a Christmas Charity Swim in aid of Howth RNLI. On 12 December…
Kilmore Quay RNLI Tends to Fishing Vessel in Epic Callout
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew at Kilmore Quay RNLI in Co Wexford responded to an 11-hour callout yesterday morning (Sunday 10 March) involving a 23-metre fishing vessel that had got into difficulty 40 miles south of the harbour. See…
Lifeboats Chief Visits Donaghadee, New Lifeboat for Arklow
#RNLI - Donaghadee lifeboat station was delighted yesterday (7 March) to welcome RNLI chief executive Paul Boissier, who was on a two-day visit to the Northern Ireland division. Operational and fund raising volunteers crowded into the station to meet Boissier,…
Arklow RNLI Aids Fishing Vessel Off Courtown
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI came to the assistance of three fishermen whose vessel got into difficulty off the Wexford coast yesterday (6 March). The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly before 1.30pm following a report that a fishing vessel was…
Challengers Gear Up For RNLI Station to Station
#RNLI - Two men are in training to complete the first RNLI Station to Station challenge on Saturday 6 April travelling from Bundoran Lifeboat Station to Arranmore Island Lifeboat Station in 10 hours – by foot, bicycle and kayak. Leaving…
Skerries RNLI Get New Lifeboat
#rnli – Skerries RNLI volunteer crew and station committee have this week received their new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.  The lifeboat was officially put on service last night (Thursday 28 February 2013). The north county Dublin lifeboat station is the…

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