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West Cork Lifeboats Rescue Yacht
A yacht in distress 28 miles South West of Baltimore called for assistance in the early hours of this morning. The 36ft yacht had left the Azores 11 days previously heading for  Kinsale with two Danish men on board in…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Seven on 40ft Pleasure Craft
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:45 pm on Sunday 29th May to rescue seven people aboard a 40ft leisure fishing boat which had experienced engine failure close to Black Head on northern shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast Coastguard received the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Rescue Two Sailors
Just as most people were going to bed late on Friday night the volunteer crew of Wicklow Lifeboat were being alerted by pager and assembling at the Station. The alarm was raised after a yachtsman contacted the Coast Guard to…
Ken Robertson Retires as Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Coxswain
After a quarter of a century of voluntary service, Ken Robertson is to retire as station coxswain with the RNLI at Dun Laoghaire from the end of May.  Mark McGibney has been selected as his successor from a panel of…
Couple Name Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat Geoffrey Charles in Memory of Life-Saver Son
Red Bay RNLI's new Atlantic 85 lifeboat was officially named the Geoffrey Charles during a moving ceremony at the lifeboat station in Cushendall, county Antrim yesterday, (Saturday 28 May 2011).  The lifeboat was funded by Roger and Judith Colmer in…
Girls Rescued After Strong Winds Sweep Canoes Out to Sea
Six primary schoolgirls were rescued by an RNLI lifeboat when their canoes were pushed out to sea by strong winds yesterday afternoon. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ The Irish Examiner reports that the girls were with an instructor from an adventure centre at Clogher…
Portrush Raft Race Sets Sail this Weekend
The RNLI's 30th Portrush Raft Race takes place this weekend promises to deliver the usual fun frolics and madness around the Harbour from 11am on Saturday 28th May right through to Sunday 29th! The weekend kicks off with the Junior…
McGibney to Become Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Coxwain
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat is set to appoint Mark McGibney as Coxwain with effect from 1 June. Eamon O'Leary will become second Coxwain from the same date. A well-known Dublin Bay and racing sailor, McGibney is the sailing manager of the…
Donation for Bangor Lifeboat Crew
RNLI Bangor's volunteer lifeboat search and rescue crew were pleased to receive a donation of £500 from the Bangor Marina Berth Holders Association this week. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/ http://www.afloat.ie/safety/rescue/ Association chairman Martin Wilson said: "Every year our members raise funds for various…
Wicklow Lifeboat Launches for Fishing Vessel
Wicklow RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched just before 0820am this morning after it was reported that a fishing vessel was in need of assistance, approximately a half mile South of Wicklow Head.The lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Nick…
Two Dramatic Rescues in the River Slaney for Wexford RNLI within Two Hours
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wexford RNLI had to deal with two dramatic callouts on the river Slaney within the space of two hours yesterday (Sunday 8th May).  Twenty rowers taking part in a triathlon were brought to safety as waves…
Stranded Walker Rescued by RNLI's New Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
A man walking on Sandymount beach on Dublin Bay yesterday evening had a lucky escape when he became cut-off by the incoming tide and was rescued by the new RNLI inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire. The incident occurred shortly after…
Baltimore Lifeboat Rescues Man Overboard
The rapid response of the RNLI Baltimore inshore lifeboat averted catastrophe at sea today, when a young fishermen fell overboard 11 miles south of Baltimore harbour. Valentia Coast Guard alerted the Baltimore lifeboat station at 12:43pm and both the inshore…
Terry Johnson Recognised for his Work with RNLI Ireland
Terence Johnson was made a Life Governor of Irish Water Safety to day at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin in due recognition of his work as Chairman of the Irish Management Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Government Chief…
Lifeboat and Helicopter Discover 'Upturned Hull' is Yacht Racing Mark
Skerries RNLI Lifeboat was tasked last night at 8pm to reports of an upturned hull in the water off Donabate Co Dublin. The lifeboat was launched within six minutes and with the help of the Coast Guard Helicopter "Rescue 116"…
Body of Fisherman Found in Castletownbere
The body of a fisherman reported missing from a trawler at Castletownbere, Co Cork yesterday morning has been recovered. Local divers teamed with the Castletownbere Lifeboat and the Irish Coast Guard for a search that ended around 1.30pm when the…

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