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RNLI Lifeboat News From Ireland
Lifeboats Receive 1,000 Calls for Help in 2011
#LIFEBOATS – RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland launched 980 times to a variety of call outs in 2011. 905 people were rescued over the course of the year by volunteer lifeboat crews who spent over 9,826 hours on service at sea.…
Hangin' Around off Wicklow
#LIFEBOAT – Wicklow Lifeboat took part in a joint training exercise with an Air Corp helicopter in Wicklow bay on Saturday morning. The Air Corp AW139 helicopter crew landed on the Castle near the lifeboat Station at Wicklow harbour for…
Howth Lifeboat Crew Aid Fishing Vessel
#RESCUE – Lifeboat crew with Howth RNLI spent over ten hours on Saturday (4 February 2012) assisting a 17 metre fishing tralwer, with seven crew onboard, 36 miles north east of Howth, which was rapidly taking on water. Howth RNLI…
Northern Ireland Lifeguard Saving Lives in Cameroon
#LIFEBOATS – While RNLI beach lifeguards take a break from life-saving on the North coast of Northern Ireland, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Tim Doran, originally from Armagh and living in Portstewart, along with his colleague Ross Macleod, RNLI Beach Safety Programme…
Fisher Entertains By the Lee in Aid of the RNLI (Photos here!)
#SAILING BY THE LEE – Maritime journalist Bob Fisher entertained over 200 guests today at the annual RNLI "Sailing by the Lee" Lunch 2012 in Cork. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BELOW BY BOB BATEMAN. The large crowd from the maritime…
Actress Saoirse Ronan Calls to Wicklow Lifeboat Station
#SAOIRSE RONAN – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wicklow RNLI received a surprise visitor during their navigation course this morning (Monday 23 January 2012).  Well known actress Saoirse Ronan dropped in to say hello while filming nearby. The actress was filming…
Bundoran Lifeboat Launches for Surfer in First callout of 2012
#BUNDORAN RESCUE – On Saturday 14th January, following a distress call, Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to assist a surfer in trouble at Tullan Strand, Bundoran. The surfer got into difficulty around 4pm after his surf board snapped during a…
Awards for RNLI Volunteers on Isle of Man
#RNLI - Peel Lifeboat Station is three times proud as a trio of its volunteers will receive awards for their services to the RNLI. IsleOfMan.com reports that the badge winners were announced at the RNLI headquarters in Poole as part…
'Magic Lanterns' Blamed as Crosshaven Lifeboat Launches After Flare Sighting
#RNLI – Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 7.30pm  on 6 January to a report of a red distress flare being reported by the control tower at Cork airport. A compass bearing was given which put the incident in the…
New Lifejackets for Irish Lifeboat Crews
#RNLI – The RNLI has launched a campaign which will see every lifeboat station in Ireland take delivery of new specially designed lifejackets this year.  The lifejackets have been commissioned by the RNLI for search and rescue work and have…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat to Mark Christmas Eve Tragedy
#LIFEBOAT – The crew of the RNLI lifeboat station at Dun Laoghaire will hold the traditional ceremony to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve and for all lives lost at sea in the…
Santa Claus Delayed by Hoax Lifeboat Call
  #SANTA – The arrival of Santa Claus to Mullaghmore Pier by Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat on Sunday afternoon was delayed due to a hoax distress call received to Malin Head Coast Guard. As the four Bundoran Lifeboat crew were about…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Launched to Assist Ailing Fishing Vessel
#LIFEBOATS - Ballycotton's RNLI lifeboat was dispatched in poor conditions Wednesday evening to fishing boat taking on water some 20 miles south east of the Co Cork town, FishNewsEU.com reports. Assisted by the Waterford coastguard helicopter Rescue 117, the lifeboat…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Rescues Motor Cruiser
#RESCUE – Castletownbere's All weather Lifeboat, the Severn Class Annette Hutton recently assisted an Aquador 32 motorboat with gearbox failure off Three Castle Head. There was a crew of 2 on board the cruiser. Footage (below) was taken from the…
RNLI Boss Calls to Sligo Station
#LIFEBOAT–Sligo Bay lifeboat station welcomed Lifeboat top brass to the West Coast of Ireland yesterday as part of a tour of Irish RNLI stations. The sun shone over Sligo Bay as Paul Bossier accompanied by his wife Susie with Martyn…
Green Light for Lough Ree Lifeboat
#LIFEBOATS – The RNLI in Ireland is to trial an inshore lifeboat on one of the biggest loughs on the River Shannon. At a recent meeting of the RNLI Board of Trustees the decision was taken to place an inshore…

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