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11 Kayakers Rescued by Portrush Lifeboat
Belfast Coastguard received multiple 999 calls reporting a group of kayakers in difficulty at lunch time yesterday. The callers stated that they could see a group of twelve kayakers in difficulty off Portballintrae, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland. Belfast Coastguard called…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Rescues Four as Speedboat Hits Rocks
Four people were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat earlier today when their small powerboat hit rocks off Killiney Beach in south county Dublin. Nobody was injured in the incident that occurred shortly after 11am while the two men…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Rescues Swimmer
A female swimmer was rescued from the sea at Bundoran, Co. Donegal by Bundoran RNLI lifeboat yesterday afternoon. The alarm was raised by a member of the public before 4.00pm. The swimmer was aided by another person in the water…
Bangor Lifeboat Assists in the Rescue of Five People from Stricken Speed Boat
At 2.10pm this afternoon lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch the lifeboat and assist in the rescue of 5 persons onboard a 21ft speed boat which had struck rocks close to Groomsport. While lifeboat crew assembled,…
Engine Failure on Lough Derg Leads to Lifeboat Rescue
This afternoon, April 17, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior rescued five persons and their two dogs on board a 24ft motor cruiser, after their vessel suffered engine failure, off Whitegate on Lough Derg At 15.49hrs on Sunday April…
Red Bay RNLI Save Two Men after Boat Capsize off North Antrim Coast
Red Bay RNLI lifeboat volunteers saved two men this morning (Sunday 17 April 2011) after their vessel capsized off the North Antrim Coast. The two men were on passage from Ballycastle to Scotland in a 9 metre landing craft. Their cargo…
Crippled Sea Angling Boat Not So Crafty
Three anglers were recovered by the Kilmore Quay lifeboat last weekend after an engine failure on their vessel close to the Saltee Islands. SAR Ireland reports that three males were on board the cheekily named Crafty Bitch on a fishing…
Sink or Swim RNLI Sea Safety Evening a Fantastic Success
Over 160 people attended the free sea safety evening held  in Bangor, Co. Down on Tuesday night. Life raft and life jacket demonstrations along with video and slide presentations made for a fun evening with a serious message. With a…
New Lifeboat Class to be Named After River Shannon
The RNLI has announced that its latest all-weather class of lifeboat will be called the Shannon. It follows in a 45-year tradition of naming the charity's lifeboats after rivers or stretches of water, but it will be the first time…
Two Vessels Collide off Isle of Man
Two lifeboats were sent to a sinking fishing vessel after it collided with a coaster five and a half miles south of the Isle of Man this morning. At 0600 this morning the 17-metre fishing boat 'Lynn Marie' called Liverpool…
Portrush RNLI Lifeboat to be Named
Portrush RNLI Lifeboat 'David Roultson' will be named next Saturday, April 16th. The D class lifeboat will be named at a ceremony at Portrush Lifeboat Station at 2pm. The lifeboat has been funded through a generous contribution from the Civil…
Donations Vital for RNLI Service
Charlie McGibney presents a cheque to David Buttimer, chairman of the Fenit RNLI lifeboat fund-raising committee, for donations received at the funeral of his loving wife Ita McGibney. It was Ita's request that donations made during her funeral be presented…
Crew Brought to Safety by Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
Two fishermen were brought to safety this evening by the RNLI All-weather lifeboat (ALB) from Dun Laoghaire when their 10-metre vessel broke-down East of Dalkey Island. The pair anchored their boat as a precaution and awaited the arrival of the…
Wicklow Lifeboat Crew Race from Christening to Rescue
Just as the joint christening ceremony of Wicklow RNLI Coxswain Nick Keoghs daughter Gracie and 3rd Coxswain David O Leary's daughter Megan at St Patricks Church was just coming to an end at lunchtime today (Sunday 20th March) several lifeboat…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescue Yacht Aground
Lough Derg Lifeboat assisted a person on board a 26ft–yacht after it grounded on a sand back north of Kilgarvin on Lough Derg On Thursday evening. Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior towed a 26ft yacht to safety after…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station Appoints Chairman
Mr. Terry Johnson has been appointed chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group (LMG) for the RNLI at Dun Laoghaire.  Formerly a deputy chairman of the RNLI, he is an accomplished mariner and has a long-standing commitment to the charitable work…

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