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Ballycotton in Search for Missing Person
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, has launched to assist in a search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay, near Cork harbour. The alarm was raised when a companion swam ashore and alerted the emergency services. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat's eta…
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched to Assist Crab Fishing Boat
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:20 pm on Monday 17th January to assist 1 person aboard a 21ft crab fishing boat which had experienced gearbox mechanical failure close to shore. Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew…
Llandudno Lifeboat Celebrates 150 Years
The 30-strong crew of Llandudno RNLI are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their branch's founding. "We are very proud to have reached this milestone," spokesman Alan Sharp told the Daily Post. Since 1861 the Llandudno lifeboat has saved 550 lives…
Portaferry RNLI Rescues Four from Fishing Vessel
The Portaferry RNLI lifeboat was involved in the rescue of four men from a fishing boat that ran aground off the coast last Monday evening, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The lifeboat aling with the Portaferry and Newcastle Coastguard and and…
Concern about an overdue small boat with two persons on board led to a call for Baltimore lifeboat to carry out a search and rescue operation in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork on December 30th. Two men in a small dinghy…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Called out Twice on Last Day of 2010
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat finished 2010 with two services on the last day of the first decade, making 2010 the busiest year of its 10 year existence.  The Volunteer crew members were awoken by pagers just after 4am, and requested to launch…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Remembers Christmas Eve Tragedy of 1895
A ceremony remembering 15 RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve is to take place later today. The RNLI lifeboat station in Dun Laoghaire is holding it's traditional ceremony at midday at a memorial…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Transfers Injured Man from Bere Island to Bantry in Blizzard
Lifeboat crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched this afternoon (Tuesday 21 December 2010) at 3.30pm to transfer a man from Bere Island to Bantry in West Cork after he was injured in a fall.  The lifeboat crew had to step in…
Portrush Lifeboat Goes on Snow Patrol
A snow laden Portrush All weather Lifeboat 'The William Gordon Burr' makes a fine photographic subject during an exercise off the North Coast. Related Safety posts RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Safety News Rescue News from RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Coast…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Saves Woman after Fall from Pier
Dun Laoghaire RNLI inshore Lifeboat Realt na Mara launched this evening at 5.02pm to rescue a woman who had fallen into the harbour close by the East Pier lighthouse. It is believed the woman stumbled while walking along the popular…
Brothers Rory (37) and Eoin (36) O'Connor spent last night (Thursday 2 December 2010) in an igloo on Duncannon beach in county Wexford to raise funds for RNLI lifeboats. The pair went into the home-made igloo at 8pm last night and…
Following a call from a fishing vessel, Fenit RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 2pm this afternoon to go to the aid of a fishing vessel which was oyster fishing in Tralee Bay and in difficulty due to very thick fog.…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Rescues Crew from Sinking Fishing Vessel
Following our weekend report on the major rescue operation swung into operation on Saturday Morning ( 13 Nov) outside Cork Harbour when a 27' fishing boat sank in minutes with two people on board there has been further details issue by…
Lifeboat Assists Sinking Fishing Vessel in Cork Harbour
Yesterday while out on exercise in a squally southwesterly force four winds the crew of the Ballycotton lifeboat Austin Lidbury received details of a 26 foot fishing vessel that had sunk off Roches Point, at the mouth of Cork Harbour.…
Red Bay Lifeboat Crew Provide First Aid to Collapsed Man at Fair Head
Lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI put their first aid training into practice this afternoon when a man collapsed while out walking in Boulder Field at Fair Head in County Antrim.  The two lifeboat crew had to scale 150 feet…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Launches for Pleasure Craft in Choppy Seas
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was launched at 12:10 today for a pleasure craft in the Ballycotton Bay area of East Cork. No contact had been made with the lone sailor for over an hour and his concerned family contacted the Coast…

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