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RNLI Lifeboat News From Ireland
New Irish Lifeboat Station Gets Call Out Before it Opens
#rnli – The RNLI's newest lifeboat station on Lough Ree received its first callout yesterday afternoon just a few days before it officially goes operational.  The call for help was made by a man onboard a barge who had become…
Isle of Man Lifeboat Rescues Stranded Pleasure Craft
#LIFEBOATS - IOM Today reports that the Isle of Man's Peel RNLI lifeboat crew went to the rescue of the pleasure craft Flying Fox, which suffered an engine room fire some 22 miles off the island's west coast. Flying Fox…
Stranded Canoeist Rescued By Bangor Lifeboat
#RNLI –  On Sunday afternoon, Bangor lifeboat received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch and rescue a canoeist who was in difficulty off Groomsport. Relatively calm sea conditions allowed for the Lifeboat to proceed at full speed to the…
Baltimore Lifeboat Tows Yacht to Union Hall
#RNLI – A yacht with engine difficulties just two miles east of Adams Island near Glandore Harbour, West Cork made a call for assistance as variable wind conditions impeded its progress. The alarm was raised last night at 20:04. Baltimore…
Arklow Lifeboat Crew Take to the Roads for RNLI
#RNLI – RNLI Arklow Lifeboat volunteers in County Wicklow are setting off on June 29th to visit every lifeboat station on the Island of Ireland in a single weekend. Vartry Motors KIA Dealers have partnered with Arklow RNLI to provide…
Bundoran Lifeboat Assists Swimmers in Triathlon
#rnli – Eleven swimmers taking part in the annual Triathlon at Mullaghmore in North County Sligo on Saturday morning (16th June 2012) were assisted by the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat. The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington was on…
Lifeboat Crew Face Challenge in Courtown Car Crash
#LIFEBOATS - "Extremely challenging" conditions hampered the crew of Courtown RNLI after a car crashed into the sea at the Co Wexford harbour, the Irish Examiner reports. A 19-year-old man died in the incident on Friday night after he and…
Baltimore Lifeboat Tasked for Medevac and Tows Yacht to Safety
#lifeboat – A call for assistance came for a second time yesterday to Baltimore lifeboat when the bleepers went off at 21:55, this time for the all weather lifeboat. The coastguard had issued a request for an immediate medical evacuation…
Irish Lifeboat men on Jubilee Duty
#RNLI – A Donaghadee RNLI Coxswain and a Kilmore Quay Mechanic were involved in Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant at the weekend. Donaghadee RNLI Coxswain Philip McNamara from County Down and Kilmore Quay Mechanic Brian Kehoe from County Wexford were aboard…
Children Rescued From Rising Tide in Galway Bay
#LIFEBOATS - Four children were rescued from a rising tide on Sunday in what was a busy June bank holiday weekend for Ireland's RNLI lifeboats. The Irish Times reports that a 10-year-old and three teenagers were with their father on…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Goes to Rescue of Vessel Taking on Water
#RNLI– Ballycotton ifeboat, launched at 12:40 today in response to a call for help from a boat 23 miles south east of Ballycotton. The vessel with four persons on board reported that it was taking water and requested use of…
Two Racing Yachts Brought to Safety By Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat
#YACHTRESCUE–Two yachts in difficulty were brought to safety by the RNLI lifeboat stationed at Dun Laoghaire earlier today as gale force winds and driving rain lashed the east coast of Ireland. The incidents occurred at 8am today as the boats…
RNLI Salutes 45 Volunteers at Awards Ceremony
#RNLI – The annual RNLI Ireland awards took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, with volunteers and supporters being recognised for their role in raising funds and awareness for the charity that saves lives at sea. Guest of…
Lifeboat Launches For Missing Person on Lough Derg
#RNLI – Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to investigate a possible missing person/s after a lakeboat was found adrift towards the northern end of the lake this afternoon.  On the return journey, the lifeboat was diverted to Scarriff Bay…
Marine Pumps Used in Rescue of Lough Derg Vessel
#RNLI – Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat rescued two people on board a sinking 40ft vessel holed after it hit rocks yesterday. At 16.44hrs the lifeboat launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard. The lifeboat with helm Eleanor Hooker, Lian…
Sheep Rescued By B-a-a-altimore Lifeboat
#RNLI – An unusual rescue for  Baltimore RNLI lifeboat, the crew launched on Tuesday night to a sheep that was stranded on a ledge close to sea level for two days. Several attempts had already been made to recover the…


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