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Late Night Mayday Response for Holyhead RNLI
#LIFEBOATS - Holyhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was dispatched late on Wednesday night (24 October) in response to a distress call from a yacht in the Irish Sea. The volunteer crew received the request from Holyhead Coastguard after a mayday call…
Cork Lifeboat Rescues Sailor from Capsized Sailing Dinghy
#lifeboat – A pan pan message was sent out and the Ballycotton lifeboat crew pagers were activated this afternoon for a capsized sailing dinghy. The alert was for a capsized sailing dinghy one mile north east of Ballycotton lighthouse with…
Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Rescues Two from 40-foot Yacht
#rnli – Courtmacsherry RNLI in West Cork has rescued two people from a stricken yacht which had been at sea for 14 days. Volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 4.40pm yesterday evening (Tuesday, 9 October) to…
Dublin Bay Lifeboat Walk & Cycle in aid of the RNLI
#lifeboat – Dun Laoghire RNLI and Howth RNLI are organising a walk and cycle around Dublin Bay on Sunday 21 October. Participants will set off from Dun Laoghire Lifeboat Station on the south of Dublin Bay and from Howth Lifeboat…
Distillery Raises Over £17,000 for Portrush Lifeboat
#rnli – Diageo Northern Ireland announced that it raised a total of £17,390 for its charity partner, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The staff at Bushmills Distillery participated in a number of fundraising events, ranging from the company's annual…
Galway Lifeboat Named 'Binny' in Memory of a Loving Husband
#rnli –  At a special ceremony held  in Galway on Saturday the RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Binny, at its station on the city's harbour.  Pat Lavelle, Chair of the Lifeboat Management Group, handed over the lifeboat…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Aids Yachtsman with Chest Pains
#rnli – A 'Pan Pan' radio call to Valentia Coast Guard resulted in the Crosshaven Lifeboat being tasked to a medical emergency on board a Yacht off Cork Harbour today. At 1.30pm, the Crosshaven RNLI crew were informed that an…
Irish Naval Architect Pioneers New Lifeboat 50% Faster than the Rest
#rnli – A young Irishman has played a significant role in developing the RNLI's most advanced class of lifeboat - the Shannon class.  Named after the River Shannon and almost 50% faster than the lifeboats it will replace - the…
New Tamar Lifeboat Named in Baltimore
#rnli – Baltimore RNLI have officially named the new €3m Tamar class lifeboat Alan Massey at a harbour ceremony yesterday. The lifeboat was substantially funded by a legacy from Ms Dorothy May Massey in honour of her late brother Alan. …
Belfast Lough Hosts Major Maritime Exercise This Weekend
#LIFEBOATS - The Larne Times reports that Larne RNLI will be involved in a major maritime exercise in Belfast Lough this Sunday 23 September. As many as 365 people will take part in 'Exercise Diamond', which involves vessels from the…
Baltimore Lifeboat to be Named in West Cork Ceremony
#rnli – A sister's legacy in memory of her beloved brother will be honoured tomorrow (Saturday 22 September 2012) in West Cork when Baltimore RNLI hold the official naming ceremony and service of dedication for their new Tamar class lifeboat…
Enniskillen is Busiest Irish Lifeboat Station
#rnli – This summer, RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 377 times, a slight drop on last year's total of 389. The charity's volunteer crewmembers were involved in many different types of callouts to a range of casualties. Many of the…
Rescue Crews in Familiarisation Exercise with New Sikorsky S-92
#sikorsky – Crew from Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station were one of the rescue services invited on a familiarisation exercise of the new Sikorsky S-92, with four crew from the Irish Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter team, based at…
Loan Fisherman Fouls Prop off East Cork Coast
#rnli –Yesterday afternoon, a lone fisherman contacted the emergency services seeking assistance when his propeller became fouled 3 miles south of Ballycotton lighthouse off the East Cork coast. The Ballycotton lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, launched at 16:20 and proceeded to the…
Dublin Bay Rowing Skiffs Rescued off Kish
#rnli – Howth and Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescued five rowing skiffs in Dublin Bay last weekend when wind against tide conditions off the Kish bank threatened a local coastal rowing race. Both All-Weather Lifeboats from Howth RNLI and Dun Laoghaire…
New Press Officer for RNLI Howth
#rnli – Joss succeeds Laura Roche as Press Officer at Howth Lifeboat station. Laura was a valued member of the team who volunteered as the busy lifeboat station's press officer for a number of years covering all types of rescues…

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