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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…
New €1m Lifeboat Station Opens in Castletownbere, Cutting Launch Time in Half
Castletownbere RNLI has officially opened its new lifeboat station and facilities on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. The entire project cost €950,000 and has resulted in the volunteer lifeboat crew moving from the temporary accommodation, where they were based…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Rescue Faller in Cobh
Crosshaven lifeboat rescued a faller in Cork Harbour this afternoon. Coast Guard radio paged the volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat at the request of the Ambulance Service after a male fell from height onto the foreshorenear Cobh. The lifeboat with…
Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat Opens New Station Today
Castletownbere RNLI will today officially open its new lifeboat station in west county Cork. Afloat.ie correspondent Tom MacSweeney will declare the building open at a special ceremony beginning at 2.30pm which will include a service of dedication where the boathouse…
Stranded Students Rescued From Island By Galway RNLI
#RNLI - Galway RNLI came to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island yesterday afternoon (Monday 13 May) after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughane Beach. The two young women and young man, in their…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Recovers Three From Sinking Speedboat Off Bray
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI was involved in the recovery yesterday afternoon of a sinking boat following the rescue of three people after the vessel began to sink off the Wicklow coast. Three people were pulled from the water when…
Dismasted Yacht Brought Back to Crosshaven Berth
Cork's Crosshaven inshore lifeboat launched at 1.25pm today to reports of a 37' dismasted yacht off Roberts Head on the Cork harbour coastline. (See video below) The crew of Alan Venner, James Fegan and Vince Fleming made best speed to…
Castletownbere Lifeboat to Open New West Cork Station
Castletownbere RNLI in west Cork will officially open its new lifeboat station on Saturday, 18 May. Afloat correspondent Tom MacSweeney will declare the new lifeboat building open at a special ceremony beginning at 2.30pm which will include a service of…
Koda The Husky Rescued By Quick-Thinking RNLI Crew
#RNLI - Two volunteer crew members from Kinsale RNLI came to the rescue of a husky dog who had a dramatic fall off a cliff near the Co Cork village recently. Koda, a pedigree husky, was inspecting the coastline around…
Courtmacsherry RNLI Station Gets Bank Holiday Presidential Visit
#rnli – President Michael D. Higgins, paid a special call to Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat station during an official visit to the Cork harbour village over the bank holiday weekend.  The President was accompanied by his wife Sabina and the couple…
Portaferry RNLI Seeks New Crew While NI Schoolkids 'Hit The Surf'
#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI is looking for new volunteer crew members to join its search and rescue service in Co Down. The station currently has 17 lifeboat and two shore crew to cover its inshore service on Strangford Lough but…
Lifeboats Roundup: Kilrush On Alert, President To Visit Courtmacsherry
#RNLI - Kilrush RNLI lifeboat station was put on standby on Monday 29 April for an aircraft with engine trouble, and later called to a person who drove into the water. At 2pm on Monday the Irish Coast Guard at Shannon…
Lough Derg RNLI Treasurer Hands Over Reins
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI in Tipperary had a celebration for Nick Theato earlier this month as he handed over the role of treasurer to Caleb Clarke. On Thursday 14 April, Theato brought his wife Mary and three of his…
Three Overdue Divers Brought to Safety By Kilmore Quay Lifeboat
Three divers were brought to safety this afternoon after they lost contact with their dive boat and were reported overdue.  The men were brought to safety by volunteer lifeboat crew with Kilmore Quay RNLI. The divers were over an hour…
RNLI Lifejacket Check at Dun Laoghaire
#RNLI – A lifejacket check that has showed up massive failures at previous annual checks is to be repeated by the RNLI tomorrow at Ireland's biggest boating centre.  Leisure boat users are being encouraged to have their life-jackets checked in…
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