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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…
Wicklow Lifeboat Assists Fishing Vessel after Collision with Tanker
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat launched on a call out at 06.20am this morning to assist a Irish fishing vessel involved in a collision at sea with a large oil tanker about 29 miles East of Wicklow harbour. The alarm was raised…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Uses Salvage Pumps to Save Cruiser on Rocks
Last night, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 1 person, on board a 33ft cruiser on rocks after suffering engine failure, and which was now taking on…
Howth Lifeboat Shows True Colours
Howth Lifeboat at 1800 hrs the night before the big match - inspite of our photograph we are assured that any Kerry sailors in difficulty on the Irish Sea this weekend will be treated the same as everyone else.   Meanwhile…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Launches for Broken Down Motor Boat
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 3 persons, on board a 28ft motor boat, that had suffered engine failure and was adrift in Force 4 winds last…
Red Bay Lifeboat Join in Search for Ballycastle Woman
Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat crew joined the search this morning for Ballycastle woman who has been missing since Sunday evening. The volunteer lifeboat crew assisted in an intensive shoreline search today along the coastline around Ballycastle from Fair Head to…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Three after Yacht Capsizes
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted three persons after their yacht capsized and sank close to Hare Island on Lough Der. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. At 17.04hrs Saturday September 10, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast…
Two Rescued from Cruiser on Lough Derg
 Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat went to the assistance of two persons on board a 35ft cruiser that had run aground as it tried to assist another cruiser in distress yesterday. At 12.24hrs September 7 Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched, following…
A Wedding Gift that Will Save Lives at Sea
Newly married couple Jackie and Peter Gracey have presented RNLI Bangor Branch with a cheque for £1403.86. Three weeks ago Mr and Mrs Gracey held a wedding party at the Ballholme Yacht Club and in lieu of wedding presents they…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Assists in Unusual Call
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat launched today to fallen power lines at the Erne River, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal to provide on scene safety. The alarm was raised by the Coast Guard at 12:35. Power lines had been damaged on Inish Saimer at…

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