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Portrush Lifeboats Rescue Four from Capsized RIB
Both Portrush Lifeboats were in action on Saturday afternoon (15th October) to rescue four people in an overturned boat at the Barmouth at Portstewart. Both boats were launched at 15.50 hours on a wet dark afternoon after reports had been…
Laura and Sam Say Thank You RNLI Crosshaven
Laura O'Mahony visited Crosshaven RNLI station during the week to say "Thank You" to the lifeboat crew who rescued her and her Red Setter dog, Sam. In April of last year, Laura was walking her dog near Hop Island, when…
Planet Jupiter Mistaken for Distress Flare
A extensive rescue search in northeast England was called off on Monday when it was found that the planet Jupiter had been mistaken for a distress flare. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/rescue/ BBC News reports that Tymemouth RNLI lifeboat and an RAF rescue helicopter…
Wicklow Lifeboat Assists Fishing Vessel after Collision with Tanker
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat launched on a call out at 06.20am this morning to assist a Irish fishing vessel involved in a collision at sea with a large oil tanker about 29 miles East of Wicklow harbour. The alarm was raised…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Uses Salvage Pumps to Save Cruiser on Rocks
Last night, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 1 person, on board a 33ft cruiser on rocks after suffering engine failure, and which was now taking on…
Howth Lifeboat Shows True Colours
Howth Lifeboat at 1800 hrs the night before the big match - inspite of our photograph we are assured that any Kerry sailors in difficulty on the Irish Sea this weekend will be treated the same as everyone else.   Meanwhile…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Launches for Broken Down Motor Boat
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 3 persons, on board a 28ft motor boat, that had suffered engine failure and was adrift in Force 4 winds last…
Red Bay Lifeboat Join in Search for Ballycastle Woman
Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat crew joined the search this morning for Ballycastle woman who has been missing since Sunday evening. The volunteer lifeboat crew assisted in an intensive shoreline search today along the coastline around Ballycastle from Fair Head to…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Three after Yacht Capsizes
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted three persons after their yacht capsized and sank close to Hare Island on Lough Der. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. At 17.04hrs Saturday September 10, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast…
Two Rescued from Cruiser on Lough Derg
 Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat went to the assistance of two persons on board a 35ft cruiser that had run aground as it tried to assist another cruiser in distress yesterday. At 12.24hrs September 7 Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched, following…
A Wedding Gift that Will Save Lives at Sea
Newly married couple Jackie and Peter Gracey have presented RNLI Bangor Branch with a cheque for £1403.86. Three weeks ago Mr and Mrs Gracey held a wedding party at the Ballholme Yacht Club and in lieu of wedding presents they…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Assists in Unusual Call
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat launched today to fallen power lines at the Erne River, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal to provide on scene safety. The alarm was raised by the Coast Guard at 12:35. Power lines had been damaged on Inish Saimer at…
RNLI Donaghadee and Bangor Lifeboats Launch to Rescue Five People
RNLI Donaghadee and Bangor Lifeboats launched at 9.55 pm on Thursday 18th August to rescue five people aboard two leisure fishing boats. Both vessels had experienced catastrophic engine failure close to the Salt Jetty which is on northern shores of…
Wicklow Lifeboat Tows Yacht to Safety After Rope Fouls Prop
Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched just before 5pm last night (Saturday 20th August) to assist a yacht in difficulties seven miles south east of Wicklow harbour. The alarm was raised when the skipper sent a distress call to the Coast…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Investigates Reports of Unmanned Cruiser
At 5pm this afternoon Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, to investigate reports that a 33ft cruiser, recently grounded off Ryan's Point, inside the Mountaineer Buoy, was without its crew. At…
Seasick Sailors Rescued Off Channel Islands
BBC News reports that two seasick sailors and their yacht had to be towed to safety yesterday by the Alderney lifeboat in the Channel Islands. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-14588649 The 12m yacht Astazou - which was returning to mainland England from Guernsey -…

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