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Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Rescue Eleven
#RNLI – Both lifeboats stationed at Dun Laoghaire were called into service three times on Saturday afternoon for a variety of incidents in which eleven people were assisted. Following a 999 call, the Irish Coastguard's Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC)…
Lifeboat Crews Launch 'MAYDAY' Campaign
#LIFEBOAT – Volunteer lifeboat crew took to Dublin's Grafton Street to launch the RNLI's MAYDAY campaign in Ireland, which is proudly supported by John West. The charity is asking the public to get behind its lifeboat crews in Ireland by…
Antrim Lifeboat in Dramatic Cliff Rescue
#RESCUE – Lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim were involved in a dramatic cliff rescue last night (Saturday 14 April 2012) when a man out walking on Fair Head in Antrim lost his footing, falling thirty feet…
Flares Alert Bundoran Lifeboat To Broken Down Pleasure Craft
#BUNDORAN RESCUE  – Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were this evening, Saturday 14 April, called to aid a small pleasure craft, following a mayday call to Malin Head Coast Guard. The 18 foot craft, with two persons on board who were both…
Kilmore Quay RNLI Bids Farewell to Second Mechanic
Volunteer crew and fundraisers with Kilmore Quay RNLI turned out in force recently to bid farewell to second mechanic Pat Power on his retirement from the lifeboat crew.  Pat took to sea for his final exercise which involved the Aer…
Dinghy Sailors Rescued on Lough Derg
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted 3 persons in difficulties off Garrykennedy, winds NW F 6, April 3 2012 At lunch time yesterday Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist three persons in difficulty in their 14ft sailing dinghy off Garrykennedy.…
Eight Rescued From Speedboat
Bangor lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch on Saturday afternoon and rescue eight people onboard a 21ft speed boat which had struck rocks close to the seaside town of Millisle. Within minutes of the rescue pagers…
'Hilda Jarrett' Lifeboat Launches for the Last Time in Baltimore
#LIFEBOAT – After 24 years of service the old Baltimore Tyne class Lifeboat 'Hilda Jarrett' was launched from its West Cork Lifeboat station for the final time on March 18th. The launch was also the last ever launch of an…
St. Patrick's Day Dalkey Island Snorkel Raises Funds for RNLI
#DALKEY ISLAND SNORKEL - More than 100 participants took part in the St. Patrick's Day Dalkey Island snorkel fundraiser event in aid of the RNLI, where the local Dun Laoghaire lifeboat RNLB Anna Livia was hove to off Coliemore Harbour,…
Lifeboat Launches Lobsters and Lettuce Festival
#LIFEBOATS – Crew members of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were on hand recently to help launch the newly established Bundoran Lobsters and Lettuce Festival which will take place this July. Volunteer crew members Brian Faulkner and Daimon Fergus kept the live…
Marine Notice on Construction Work at Baltimore Lifeboat Station
#LIFEBOATS - The latest marine notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises of construction work being carried out on Baltimore Lifeboat Station from today 5 March. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the works are part of…
Portrush Lifeboat Announce New Raft Race Sponsor
#LIFEBOATS – Portrush Raft Race committee have announced their sponsor for the 2012 Charity Raft Race - 'Victoria Square' in Belfast. The Raft Race is well established on the tourist calendar for the North Coast but this year it has…
Portaferry Kayakers Brought to Safety
#LIFEBOAT – Portaferry Lifeboat brought four kayakers to safety when they got into difficulty two miles south east of the entrance to Strangford Lough. The incident, which took place on Thursday (16 February), occurred when one of the kayakers had…
Baltimore Welcomes Home New Lifeboat
#LIFEBOAT – The people of Baltimore welcomed a new addition to their community today when the RNLI delivered a €3 million Tamar class to the west Cork village.  It is set to replace the Hilda Jarrett Tyne class lifeboat, which…
New €3m Lifeboat for Baltimore
#LIFEBOAT – Baltimore in West Cork welcomes its new lifeboat today when the RNLI delivers a new €3 million Tamar to the town. The boat named Alan Massey is the latest in life saving technology and it has been making…
Body of Man Recovered Near Dundalk Lighthouse
#LIFEBOAT – The body of a man who had been in a small boat that capsized was recovered a mile offshore and close to Dundalk lighthouse yesterday. It is understood the man had taken a small punt out from Soldiers…

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