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RNLI Lifeboat News From Ireland
#RNLIMayDay - Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point is counting down this week to Mayday, the charity’s annual national fundraising campaign in Ireland. Now in its second year and running nationwide, from this Wednesday 1 to Bank Holiday Monday 6…
First Outing for Skerries RNLI's New Lifeboat
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI recorded its first service by its new inshore lifeboat on Sunday afternoon (21 April). SEE VIDEO BELOW The North Co Dublin lifeboat station's volunteer crew was requested to launch following a report that a vessel was adrift off Bettystown…
Video of Joint Exercise on Dublin Bay Depicts Rescue of Boaters
#rnli – A joint exercise held in late March on Dublin Bay between the Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard unit, the Irish Air Corps and the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboats has been documented by Dun Laoghaire lifeboat crew. The scenario simulates…
Stricken Motor Yacht on Passage to Dun Laoghaire Calls Rosslare Lifeboat
#rnli –  Lifeboat crew at Rosslare Harbour RNLI in County Wexford had an early morning call out today after they were called to assist two men in difficulty on a yacht. The request to launch the all-weather lifeboat came at…
Busy Saturday for RNLI on Lough Derg
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI launched twice yesterday (21 April) on consecutive callouts to a vessel grounded at the Corrakeen Islands and a sinking cruiser at the northern end of the lake. Around 3.45pm yesterday, Valentia Coast Guard requested the…
Aran Islands RNLI Rescue Fishermen in Galway Bay
#RNLI - Aran Islands RNLI in Galway Bay assisted six fishermen from a 24m trawler yesterday Thursday 18 April. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 4.20pm following a report that a fishing vessel, the Archangel, with six…
Douglas RNLI Brings Shannon Class To Irish Sea
#RNLI - The Irish Sea will soon have one of the most advanced lifeboats in service as Douglas RNLI in the Isle of Man has been earmarked to receive one of the new Shannon class. The new design is 50%…
RNLI Crews Assist Windsurfer, Stricken Fishing Boat in Co Down
#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI rescued a windsurfer who got into difficulty off the Co Down coast yesterday (16 April). The volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat before 5pm yesterday evening to go the aid of the injured windsurfer reported to…
Speedboat on Rocks Leads to Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescue
#lifeboat – At 17.40hrs this evening Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg Lifeboat to launch to assist three people on board their 18ft speedboat, after they lost steerage and were pushed on to rocks by the entrance to the Scarriff…
Clifden RNLI To Trial New All-Weather Lifeboat
#RNLI - The RNLI has announced that Clifden lifeboat station in Co Galway is to receive an all-weather class lifeboat for a trial period of 12 months to operate in conjunction with the existing inshore lifeboat service. The decision, which…
Station To Station Challenge Raises More Than €2,000 For RNLI
#RNLI - Two men who embarked on the first RNLI Station to Station challenge between Bundoran and Arranmore last Saturday (6 April) completed the job in just under 12 hours - raising over €2,000 for both lifeboat stations in the…
Lifeboat Roundup: Windsurfers Rescued In Waterford; Boats Aground in Wexford, Lough Erne
#RNLI - The Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat was tasked yesterday (7 April) to assist two windsurfers in difficulty near Duncannon in Waterford Harbour. In rough conditions yesterday afternoon, with south-east winds force 6/7 blowing, coxswain Pauly Daniels reached the casualties'…
Lough Lifeboat Launches to Cruiser on Rocks
#loughderg – At 3pm yesterday, April 6, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist two people on board their 31ft cruiser, after their boat grounded on rocks by St. David's in Dromineer Bay. SEE VIDEO BELOW The…
Butcher Couple Eschews Anniversary Gifts for RNLI Donation
#RNLI - Rather than accept gifts for their 50th wedding anniversary, a Portstweart couple have asked their family and friends to make donations to Portrush RNLI. As the Coleraine Times reports, Ewart Toms and his wife - who are well…
Enniskillen RNLI Assist Sinking Vessel on Lough Erne
#RNLI - Enniskillen RNLI at Carrybridge was tasked on Tuesday afternoon (2 April) by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a boat taking on water and sinking on Lough Erne. The lifeboat travelled 4km towards Enniskillen to the last known position of…
Busy Days For RNLI Lifeboats In Co Down
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI’s always-on-call lifeboat crew had to abandon their buckets and sponges during a fundraising car wash at the weekend to respond to an emergency at the Co Down town’s harbour. The RNLI volunteers were busily soaping and…
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