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Five Rescued When Yacht Gets Tangled in Galway Bay
The Irish Examiner reports that three man have been rescued after their yacht got into difficulty near Furbo in Galway Bay this afternoon. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/three-rescued-off-galway-coast-512236.html http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/galway-harbour/ Galway's RNLI lifeboat was dispatched to retrieve the men after their distress call to the…
Bangor Lifeboat Launches to Rescue Young Girl Stranded on Rocks
At 10.30pm last night, volunteer lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch the lifeboat to rescue a young girl who had become stranded on a rock ledge close to Groomsport. Belfast Coastguard received the initial call from…
Lough Derg Lifeboat in Two Separate Call Outs for Engine Failures
On Saturday evening, July 2, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, went to the assistance of two persons, when their vessel suffered engine failure and was drifting in the Urra Channel just outside Dromineer Bay. On Saturday July 2,…
Lifeboat Rescues Stranded Sailor (and his dog) on Lough Derg
This morning Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted a person who had been stranded overnight when his vessel had run aground on rocks at the mouth of the river Shannon, at the most northerly part of the lake.. At 09.20hrs on…
Two Successful Rescues by Bangor Lifeboat
Within the past seven days volunteer crew from RNLI Bangor Lifeboat have launched twice to assist crews aboard two stricken vessels. On Wednesday 22nd June at 8.20pm Belfast Coastguard received information that an 18ft speedboat with 2 persons aboard had…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Tows Cruiser to Safety
On Saturday evening June 25, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, towed a vessel and its skipper to safety, after it grounded on rocks, off Scarriff Bay on Lough Derg. At 19.26hrs, Saturday June 25, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat…
Mayday Prompts Launch of Both Baltimore Lifeboats
A Mayday alert prompted the immediate launch of both RNLI lifeboats based in Baltimore to avert a life threatening situation at sea when a 21 ft  potting boat with two persons on board was disabled and drifting down on a lee…
Divers Rescued off Wexford After RIB Capsizes
Four missing divers were found off the Wexford coast after a night search by RNLI lifeboats and Coast Guard. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. Four divers have been rescued off the coast of Co Wexford today after a search involving four…
President Mary McAleese names the first Tamar class RNLI lifeboat in Ireland at Kilmore Quay
The RNLI volunteers with Kilmore Quay lifeboat station are the first to receive the new €3 million lifeboat, which is the most modern and technically advanced lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. The new lifeboat, which is named Killarney (ON 1298)…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Aid Three People During Boat Drama
Three people were rescued in Killiney Bay this afternoon when their small boat capsized.  Both all weather and inshore RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter rushed to the scene when the alert was raised at…
West Cork Lifeboats Rescue Yacht
A yacht in distress 28 miles South West of Baltimore called for assistance in the early hours of this morning. The 36ft yacht had left the Azores 11 days previously heading for  Kinsale with two Danish men on board in…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Seven on 40ft Pleasure Craft
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:45 pm on Sunday 29th May to rescue seven people aboard a 40ft leisure fishing boat which had experienced engine failure close to Black Head on northern shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast Coastguard received the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Rescue Two Sailors
Just as most people were going to bed late on Friday night the volunteer crew of Wicklow Lifeboat were being alerted by pager and assembling at the Station. The alarm was raised after a yachtsman contacted the Coast Guard to…
Ken Robertson Retires as Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Coxswain
After a quarter of a century of voluntary service, Ken Robertson is to retire as station coxswain with the RNLI at Dun Laoghaire from the end of May.  Mark McGibney has been selected as his successor from a panel of…
Couple Name Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat Geoffrey Charles in Memory of Life-Saver Son
Red Bay RNLI's new Atlantic 85 lifeboat was officially named the Geoffrey Charles during a moving ceremony at the lifeboat station in Cushendall, county Antrim yesterday, (Saturday 28 May 2011).  The lifeboat was funded by Roger and Judith Colmer in…
Girls Rescued After Strong Winds Sweep Canoes Out to Sea
Six primary schoolgirls were rescued by an RNLI lifeboat when their canoes were pushed out to sea by strong winds yesterday afternoon. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ The Irish Examiner reports that the girls were with an instructor from an adventure centre at Clogher…

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