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Awards for RNLI Volunteers on Isle of Man
#RNLI - Peel Lifeboat Station is three times proud as a trio of its volunteers will receive awards for their services to the RNLI. IsleOfMan.com reports that the badge winners were announced at the RNLI headquarters in Poole as part…
'Magic Lanterns' Blamed as Crosshaven Lifeboat Launches After Flare Sighting
#RNLI – Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 7.30pm  on 6 January to a report of a red distress flare being reported by the control tower at Cork airport. A compass bearing was given which put the incident in the…
New Lifejackets for Irish Lifeboat Crews
#RNLI – The RNLI has launched a campaign which will see every lifeboat station in Ireland take delivery of new specially designed lifejackets this year.  The lifejackets have been commissioned by the RNLI for search and rescue work and have…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat to Mark Christmas Eve Tragedy
#LIFEBOAT – The crew of the RNLI lifeboat station at Dun Laoghaire will hold the traditional ceremony to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve and for all lives lost at sea in the…
Santa Claus Delayed by Hoax Lifeboat Call
  #SANTA – The arrival of Santa Claus to Mullaghmore Pier by Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat on Sunday afternoon was delayed due to a hoax distress call received to Malin Head Coast Guard. As the four Bundoran Lifeboat crew were about…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Launched to Assist Ailing Fishing Vessel
#LIFEBOATS - Ballycotton's RNLI lifeboat was dispatched in poor conditions Wednesday evening to fishing boat taking on water some 20 miles south east of the Co Cork town, FishNewsEU.com reports. Assisted by the Waterford coastguard helicopter Rescue 117, the lifeboat…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Rescues Motor Cruiser
#RESCUE – Castletownbere's All weather Lifeboat, the Severn Class Annette Hutton recently assisted an Aquador 32 motorboat with gearbox failure off Three Castle Head. There was a crew of 2 on board the cruiser. Footage (below) was taken from the…
RNLI Boss Calls to Sligo Station
#LIFEBOAT–Sligo Bay lifeboat station welcomed Lifeboat top brass to the West Coast of Ireland yesterday as part of a tour of Irish RNLI stations. The sun shone over Sligo Bay as Paul Bossier accompanied by his wife Susie with Martyn…
Green Light for Lough Ree Lifeboat
#LIFEBOATS – The RNLI in Ireland is to trial an inshore lifeboat on one of the biggest loughs on the River Shannon. At a recent meeting of the RNLI Board of Trustees the decision was taken to place an inshore…
Lifeboat Rescues Jet Skiers in Wicklow Harbour
#LIFEBOATS - The Wicklow People reports on the lifeboat rescue of two jet skiers at Wicklow Harbour last week. Wicklow RNLI was dispatched at 4.15pm last Thursday to the two men who were left stranded after one jet ski was…
Howth RNLI Names New Treasurer at AGM
David Sargent was named as the new treasurer of Howth RNLI at the lifeboat branch's AGM and awards event recently, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/irish-ports/howth-harbour http://afloat.ie/resources/organisations/rnli-ireland/ http://www.afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1031/1224306801849.html Sargent succeeds Capt Peter McKenna, who served as treasurer for the last…
Crosshaven RNLI rescue Kayaker and Assist Another
Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat this afternoon (Sunday 23 Oct) rescued one person who had become capsized from his kayak within Cork Harbour. Conditions at the time were poor with 2m seas and Gale force 8 to 9 winds. A member of the…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Five People from Cruiser on Rocks
At 09.35hrs this morning, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of five persons, on board a 37ft cruiser on rocks and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. The…
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…

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