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Lifeboat Tows Yacht to Safety in West Cork
Breaking News reports that the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat towed a yacht to safety yesterday afternoon after it got into difficulties in poor weather. The lifeboat was called out at 1.15pm to the 37ft yacht, with three people…
Free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic in Bangor
During Sunday 14th August between 11am and 4 pm the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will be hosting a free Lifejacket Clinic at Bangor Marina.The check is well worth while as last year the bulk of jackets tested in Cork and…
Lifeboat Helmsman Kyle Marshal Receives Recognition at Buckingham Palace
It was a proud day for Bangor's senior RNLI Helmsman Kyle Marshal when he received an invite to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last week. The Royal invite for Kyle and his wife Paula was in recognition of…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Tows Vessel to Safety
At 07.47hrs on Saturday morning, July 16, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, went to the assistance of 4 persons on board a 29ft cruiser that had suffered engine failure, but which had dropped anchor to prevent being pushed…
RNLI Appeals for Donations to Ensure Its Survival
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has issued an appeal for funds to ensure its survival. The volunteer crews from the RNLI go to sea hundreds of times a year to help those in danger off the Irish coast,…
Lifeboat Volunteer and Brother Rescue Six People off Donegal Coast after Boat Sinks
A volunteer lifeboat crewmember from Newcastle in County Down and his brother rescued two children and four adults from the freezing water after their boat sank off the coast of Donegal yesterday (Tuesday 12 July).  The two brothers, Richard and…
Five Rescued When Yacht Gets Tangled in Galway Bay
The Irish Examiner reports that three man have been rescued after their yacht got into difficulty near Furbo in Galway Bay this afternoon. Galway's RNLI lifeboat was dispatched to retrieve the men after their distress call to the…
Bangor Lifeboat Launches to Rescue Young Girl Stranded on Rocks
At 10.30pm last night, volunteer lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch the lifeboat to rescue a young girl who had become stranded on a rock ledge close to Groomsport. Belfast Coastguard received the initial call from…
Lough Derg Lifeboat in Two Separate Call Outs for Engine Failures
On Saturday evening, July 2, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, went to the assistance of two persons, when their vessel suffered engine failure and was drifting in the Urra Channel just outside Dromineer Bay. On Saturday July 2,…
Lifeboat Rescues Stranded Sailor (and his dog) on Lough Derg
This morning Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted a person who had been stranded overnight when his vessel had run aground on rocks at the mouth of the river Shannon, at the most northerly part of the lake.. At 09.20hrs on…
Two Successful Rescues by Bangor Lifeboat
Within the past seven days volunteer crew from RNLI Bangor Lifeboat have launched twice to assist crews aboard two stricken vessels. On Wednesday 22nd June at 8.20pm Belfast Coastguard received information that an 18ft speedboat with 2 persons aboard had…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Tows Cruiser to Safety
On Saturday evening June 25, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, towed a vessel and its skipper to safety, after it grounded on rocks, off Scarriff Bay on Lough Derg. At 19.26hrs, Saturday June 25, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat…
Mayday Prompts Launch of Both Baltimore Lifeboats
A Mayday alert prompted the immediate launch of both RNLI lifeboats based in Baltimore to avert a life threatening situation at sea when a 21 ft  potting boat with two persons on board was disabled and drifting down on a lee…
Divers Rescued off Wexford After RIB Capsizes
Four missing divers were found off the Wexford coast after a night search by RNLI lifeboats and Coast Guard. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. Four divers have been rescued off the coast of Co Wexford today after a search involving four…
President Mary McAleese names the first Tamar class RNLI lifeboat in Ireland at Kilmore Quay
The RNLI volunteers with Kilmore Quay lifeboat station are the first to receive the new €3 million lifeboat, which is the most modern and technically advanced lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. The new lifeboat, which is named Killarney (ON 1298)…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Aid Three People During Boat Drama
Three people were rescued in Killiney Bay this afternoon when their small boat capsized.  Both all weather and inshore RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter rushed to the scene when the alert was raised at…

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