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Larne Lifeboats In Two Separate Call-Outs
#RNLI - Larne RNLI was called out for assistance on two separate occasions this past week. On Thursday night 6 June, the volunteer lifeboat Dr John McSparran responded to a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a lone yachtsman who…
Bundoran Lifeboat Called to Aid Swimmers
#rnli – Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to the aid of two young swimmers believed to be in trouble at Main Beach, Bundoran. The alarm was raised by one of the lifeboat crew who happened to be at the beach…
Tyrone Team Up at Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Soapbox Race
#rnli – A motorsport team from Dungannon in County Tyrone has claimed the Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox Race perpetual cup following an exciting end to the second annual fundraising event which saw a crowd of 2,500 spectators gather on Astoria Hill…
Lifeboat Frees Motorboat from Lobster Pot Entanglement
#rnli – Five people had a boat trip on Dublin Bay cut short this afternoon when their motorboat became entangled on a lobster pot off Sandycove, Co. Dublin and were brought to shore by the RNLI lifeboat at Dun Laoghaire. One of…
RNLI Lifeboats Have Busy June Bank Holiday Weekend
#RNLI - It was a busy June bank holiday weekend around the country for RNLI lifeboats in West Cork, Mayo and the Midlands. On Sunday afternoon, Baltimore RNLI assisted four people after their yacht got into difficulty a mile south…
RNLI Launches To Stricken Vessels at Kilrush & Lower Lough Erne
#RNLI - Kilrush RNLI in Co Clare was diverted from exercise training on Tuesday 28 May when the lifeboat came to the assistance of a 10ft boat. The volunteer lifeboat crew at Kilrush were returning from their weekly training exercise…
West Cork Kayaker Raises Alarm for Three Swimmers in Distress Near Horse Island
Both Baltimore RNLI lifeboats responded to an emergency in the Ballydehob area last evening. The alarm was raised at 17.45 and both the all-weather and inshore Lifeboats responded immediately. A kayaker had reported persons in the water between Horse Island…
Lough Ree Lifeboat Rescue Six from Sinking Cruiser Near Athlone
The  lifeboat crew with Lough Ree RNLI launched today (Tuesday 28 May) at 12.08pm to a sinking cruiser south of Athlone, with six men onboard. The vessel was reported to have struck an object under the water and was holed…
New Lifeboat Station For Upper Lough Erne
#RNLI - Enniskillen RNLI is to get a new lifeboat station at its Carrybridge base on Upper Lough Erne, it has emerged. Planning permission for the new build has been passed by Fermanagh District Council and the RNLI’s tendering process…
Bundoran Lifeboat Called for Divers Missing Then Found at Mullaghmore
#rnli – The Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to Mullaghmore, County Sligo yesterday to assist in the search for two divers feared to have gone missing from a dive. Launching within 4 minutes of being tasked by Malin Head Coast…
Lifeboat Assists in Double Cruiser Groundings on Lough Derg
#rnli – Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched twice at the weekend to assist two separate cruisers that had run aground. The lifeboat launched earlier today to assist five people in difficulty after their 43ft cruiser grounded on rocks inside The…
Larne Lifeboat Rescues Three As Inflatable Dinghy Blown Out to Sea
#rnli – lifeboat crew with Larne RNLI launched this afternoon when three people got into difficulty at Portmuck near Islandmagee. A male swimmer tried to help when he witnessed a woman and child being blown out to sea on an…
Man Drowns After Rescuing Teens In Courtown Harbour
#RNLI - A man has drowned after attempting to rescue three teenagers who got into difficulty while swimming in Courtown Harbour yesterday 25 May. The Irish Times reports that the man entered the water after the boys started to struggle…
Kilmore Quay RNLI Responds to Five Call-Outs in Seven Days
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew at Kilmore Quay RNLI in Co Wexford had a busy time last week with five call-outs in seven days. In the first incident on Monday 13 May, a French 6.5m yacht with two people…
Asgard Angling Club Donate €750 to Howth RNLI
The Asgard Angling Club in Howth presented Howth RNLI with a cheque for €750 on Monday (20 May 2013). In total €1500 was raised through the annual sale of the club's calendar which was sold through local shops and featured…
Lifeboat Frees Whale Tangled in Lobster Pot
Lifeboat crew at Tramore RNLI were called out this morning to help assist a whale which had become tangled up in lobster pots. Working alongside an inshore fishing vessel, the two crews worked together to free the mammal. The lifeboat…
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