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Ballycotton Lifeboat rescues lone fisherman after fishing vessel sinks
Family of an Irish fisherman became concerned when his 14 metre fishing vessel failed to return to harbour at 23:30. Attempts were made to contact the fisherman by radio and phone but to no avail. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat station was…
Cruise ship drama ends safely
An elderly man was brought to shore early this morning by RNLI lifeboat following a medical emergency on a cruise ship on the Irish Sea. The casualty was accompanied by his wife and the ship's doctor and was transferred to…
Two Men Rescued from Sea After Taking Boat
At ten minutes to two this afternoon, Liverpool Coastguard received two 999 calls from members of the public reporting that they could see a small red open topped boat with two occupants on the far side of the Irish Sea.…
RNLI Set to Smash World Record in Derry City for the Longest Riverdance Line
The charity that saves lives at sea is planning a major event in the city of Derry on Sunday 9 May 2010. The RNLI want to smash the current world record for the number of Irish dancers dancing in a…
Donaghadee RNLI Crew Members to Receive Awards
Seven lifeboat Crew Members from Donaghadee RNLI lifeboat station are to be recognised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for their part in an early morning rescue that took place in horrendous weather conditions and resulted in three lives being…
Afloat.ie: French Vessel Towed to Ballycotton
After establishing a towline, Ballycotton lifeboat took a French fishing vessel with five people onboard back to Ballycotton harbour this lunch time. The tow speed was reduced as the wind in the area was fresh, blowing NNE Force 6. The…
Afloat.ie: Ballycotton update–Vessel in Tow
Ballycotton's RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, launched at 08:30 and arrived at the casualty at 09:40. A towline was established and the fishing vessel, with five persons aboard, was taken under tow.  The tow speed was reduced as the wind in…
Afloat.ie: Ballycotton Lifeboat Launches for French Vessel
Ballycotton lifeboat crew pagers activated this morning at 08:10 am requesting them to go to the assistance of a 20 metre French fishing vessel in difficulties, 20 miles east of Ballycotton. The RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, launched at 08:30 am…
Afloat.ie: Christmas Day swim in aid of Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat
The weather leading up to Christmas 2009 was arctic; perhaps even too cold for the hardy men and women who take an annual dip for charity.  At 7:00am on Christmas morning the ground in East Cork was covered with ice…
Afloat.ie: Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Makes Stephen's Day Rescue
Two people were rescued when their boat encountered difficulties at nightfall on Dublin Bay this evening and were brought to safety by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat (ILB). The initial alert came shortly after 4.00pm when the 21ft open…
Afloat.ie: RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers Ready for Christmas Call Outs
Last year, Irish lifeboats launched 14 times during Christmas week (from 24 December to 1 Jan inclusive). This Christmas season Irish lifeboat volunteers with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) may well leave festive family celebrations behind again to brave…
Afloat.ie: Round the World Slattery to Address Cork Lunch
Kinsale RNLI have announced Ocean Yachtsman & Bowman Justin Slattery from Wexford as guest speaker at the annual RNLI "Sailing by the Lee" lunch on Friday, 12th February, 2010 at the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork. This follows on from the…
Afloat.ie: Angler Rescued From Sea
On the far side of the Irish Sea, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a lady yesterday afternoon reporting that she had just witnessed her husband who was angling off rocks at Broadstrand near Ilfracombe being swept into the…
Afloat.ie: 9 Rowers Rescued after Boat Sinks
A Cox’n and 8 rowers from the UCC Rowing club were rescued today by Crosshaven Lifeboat at Lough Mahon in the upper Cork harbour area. While on exercise on today Crosshaven Lifeboat happened upon 9 people 'floundering in the water'.…
Afloat.ie: Surprise Visit of Stars Gleeson and Cheadle to Wicklow RNLI
Well-known actors Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle took time out of a busy filming schedule yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2009) to drop in and say hello to Wicklow RNLI lifeboat volunteers and to get a tour of the lifeboat station.…
Afloat.ie: Crew members safe after Lifeboat Capsize
Three RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmembers are safe and well after the Wexford inshore lifeboat capsized yesterday (Sunday 22 November 2009) during a training exercise south of Ravens Point off the Wexford coast. Two crewmembers managed to stay in contact with…

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