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Crosshaven Lifeboat Responds to Drifting Yacht & Boat with Engine Failure
#lifeboat – Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat were called upon to assist two vessels within two days. The first call came on Wednesday afternoon (22 Aug) after a 16' motor boat suffered mechanical failure behind Haulbowline Island. The boat owner had deployed…
Woman and Child Rescued from Stranded Dinghy in Kinvara
#LIFEBOAT - The Galway Advertiser reports that the Galway RNLI lifeboat came to the rescue of a mother and child from a small dinghy near Kinvara in the south-eastern corner of Galway Bay yesterday. High winds and an offshore breeze…
Bundoran Lifeboat Rescues Trapped Walker
#lifeboat – Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was this afternoon (Monday 20th August 2012) tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to an adult female who became trapped on rocks whilst walking near Mullaghmore in County Sligo. The holiday maker was walking along…
Sligo Bay RNLI Rescues Two From Norwegian Yacht
#LIFEBOATS - The crew of the Sligo Bay RNLI lifeboat rescued two people from a 31ft Norwegian flagged yacht at the weekend. The volunteer lifeboat crew was tasked by Malin Head coastguard shortly after 3.30pm on Saturday 18 August following…
Father Dies Following Capsize in Enterprise Sailing Dinghy
#rnli – There was a tragic end to an afternoon sail for a father and son in an Enterprise sailing dinghy in West Cork yesterday. As reported earlier on Afloat.ie the Castletownbere lifeboat was launched shortly after 9.30pm on Monday…
Skerries Lifeboat Launches for 'Upturned Boat' Sighting off Gormanstown
#rnli – Last night Skerries RNLI were requested to launch by the Coast Guard following report of a sighting of an upturned boat in the water off Gormanstown, County Meath. A number of the Skerries RNLI Volunteer crew were undergoing…
Body Recovered After Sailing Dinghy Overturns Off West Cork
#MISSING BOATS - The Irish Times reports that the body of a man in his 60s has been recovered from the sea off West Cork in the early hours of this morning. The body, believed to be that of John…
French Yacht Fouled on Lobster Pot is Rescued by Crosshaven Lifeboat
#rnil – A French yacht with a fouled propelller  on passage to Kinsale in foggy conditions has been towed safely to Crosshaven in Co. Cork by the RNLI. At 7.20pm last night, Valentia Coast Guard tasked Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat to…
New 'Velvet Strand Race' in aid of the RNLI and The Mark Pollock Trust
# rnli – A new Velvet Strand Race is a charity sea race aimed at the novice and elite competitors with the intention of showcasing the coastal stretch between Malahide and Portmarnock. There will be three courses, Novice/Junior (5kms), Standard…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Assists Broken Down RIB
#rnli – The annual family fun day was held on Ballycotton pier to raise funds for Ballycotton lifeboat yesterday on bank holiday Sunday afternoon. At 12:30 the lifeboat station received a call from a rib with engine failure east of…
Shouts from a Cave Lead Baltimore Lifeboat to Kayakers
#lifeboat – At 00:30 this morning, after a search of many hours for two kayakers who had been reported missing from Rosscarbery, shouts were heard from a cave near Millcove. Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat Helm John Kearney investigated and found the…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Four from Grounded Cruiser
#lifeboat – Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched tonight to assist 4 people whose cruiser was grounded and who abandoned their vessel to a small tender. On Friday evening August 3 at 17.25hrs, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch…
Capsized Lough Derg Speedboat Prompts Search for Possible Missing Occupants
#lifeboat – Last night at 21.19hrs, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched to investigate a vessel upturned in Youghal Bay, close to Garrykennedy. At 21.34hrs, the lifeboat launched with Helm Peter Clarke, Colin Knight and David Moore on board. Winds…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Assists Youths Cut off by Tide
#rnli – Two young teenagers were rescued last night by the Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat after being cut off by the tide at Fort Camden. The two boys tried to make their way to safety across the rocks as the tide…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Assists Three on Cruiser
#rnli – Lough Derg Lifeboat assisted 3 persons aboard a 27ft cruiser who got into difficulties after they believed they glanced off rocks. Whilst out on exercise on Thursday evening July 26th Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard…
Bundoran Lifeboat Assists Drifting Yacht off Mullaghmore
#lifeboat – Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was this morning (Monday 23rd July) called to assist a small 17ft yacht which had been drifting off Mullaghmore, County Sligo. The initial call came from Malin Head Coastguard around 8.50am who had received a…

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