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Portrush Lifeboat Comes To Aid Of Six After RIB Breakdown On Father’s Day
Portrush RNLI’s volunteer crew were requested to launch at 4.32pm on Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June) to reports of a broken-down RIB with six people on board, some three nautical miles north-east of Inishowen. The lifeboat crew arrived on scene at…
Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and rescue water craft
A busy weekend for Carrybridge RNLI began at 7.39pm on Friday 14 June when the inshore lifeboat Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and rescue water craft were launched to a vessel with two people which had run aground about a…
Wicklow RNLI with the yacht at the East Pier in Wicklow Harbour
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat brought three sailors to safety early on Friday morning (14 June) after their 35ft yacht got into difficulty nine miles east of Wicklow Harbour. The lifeboat slipped moorings shortly after 1am and put to sea following…
The Rosslare RNLI went to the assistance of a D2D competitor this morning
Rosslare Harbour RNLI Lifeboat came to the aid of eight people whose 10m yacht got into difficulty off the Wexford coast in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 13 June). The Rosslare Harbour volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat…
Dunmore East’s all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Ronald
Dunmore East RNLI launched yesterday (Tuesday June 11) in what turned out to be a nine-hour mission to assist a 24m fishing trawler with six crew on board. The vessel had suffered a fouled propeller 40 miles south of the Co…
A view of the yacht aground at Kilronan from the bow of the lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI responded to two call-outs last night and early this morning to carry out a medical evacuation and come to the aid of a lone sailor. The volunteer crew was first asked to launch their all-weather lifeboat at…
Valentia RNLI lifeboat
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat Saturday evening (8 May) to assist a fisherman with crush injuries to the chest on board a fishing trawler. At 7.28pm the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to launch to…
Clifden RNLI's all-weather lifeboat on exercise
Clifden RNLI were tasked by the Irish Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon (8 June) to a distress signal received from a personal locator beacon (PLB) registered to a 50-foot yacht that had been activated some 13 miles west of Slyne…
Wicklow all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater alongside the rope-fouled yacht
Wicklow RNLI brought three sailors to safety yesterday morning (Sunday 9 June) after their 10-metre yacht got fouled in ropes off Wicklow Head. The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 10am under the command of…
Medevac From Cape Clear Island For Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac last night (Friday 7 June) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 6.20pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard…
File image of Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats
New Clifden lifeboat volunteer Ashling Sweeney has her first callout earlier this week to a fisherman whose boat drifted out to sea after engine failure. At 3.40pm on Tuesday 4 June, Clifden RNLI was requested to launch its all-weather and…
Mayo Sailing Club Commodore Duncan Sclare handing the cheque to Dave Curtis, RNLI
Going out to sea has always had a certain level of risk attached to it. When a boat breaks down and starts to drift out towards America or worse towards a rocky shore, help has not always been close to…
Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point
Both Crosshaven and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats were launched at 11am this morning (Sunday 2 June) to assist a 17’ boat with one person on board, broken down off Roberts Cove in a strengthening Force 6/7 westerly wind. The angling boat…
Volunteer crew member Barry Kirkpatrick training on coxswain boat handling in Ballylumford Harbour
Larne RNLI has a close-knit group of volunteers, both crew members and fundraisers, with a strong family ethos and team approach to ensure everyone plays their part to help saves lives at sea on the east Co Antrim coast. Recently, one of…
Lough Ree Lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers assisted in the reach of a suspected missing person who had become separated from the jet ski they were on. Yesterday, 2 June 2019 at 7.05pm the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked Lough Ree…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat is launched. The boat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by an Irish legacy
The latest in RNLI lifeboat technology was delivered to Clogherhead in County Louth yesterday and was welcomed to its new home by hundreds of people who turned out from the town and surrounding areas. Clogherhead RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat is…

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