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Lough Derg RNLI arriving at the 18ft boat with engine failure at Castlelough
On Tuesday evening (30 July), Lough Derg RNLI launched to the aid of an 18ft boat with engine failure by Mountshannon Harbour on the Clare shore. On arrival at the reported location, the volunteer lifeboat was directed by Valentia Coast…
A 15m cruiser struck rocks and started to rapidly take on water off Glandore Harbour in West Cork
Union Hall RNLI rescued a family of four this morning after they issued a Mayday when their 15m cruiser struck rocks and started to rapidly take on water off Glandore Harbour in West Cork. The volunteer crew were requested to…
The new RNLI Shannon Class arrives in Clifden
North Connemara’s Clifden has become the first west coast RNLI station to receive a new Shannon-class lifeboat writes Lorna Siggins. The all-weather Shannon, which was designed by an Irish engineer and is the first RNLI class to be named after…
Aran Islands RNLI Lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of a young boy yesterday evening who required medical evacuation. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their lifeboat at 9.16pm by the Irish Coast Guard following a report that a young boy…
A veteran of the Fastnet Storm rescue of 1979, the Watson 47 Class lifeboat The Robert has been restored by Jeff Houlgrave, and is currently in Crosshaven before heading for her 1979 home port of Baltimore on Friday
It was when the Baltimore Lifeboat was called on the evening of Monday, August 13th 1979 to the assistance of the yacht Regardless that the outside world began to realize that something exceptional was happening to the record 303-boat Fastnet…
The 30-ft cruiser stuck on rocks on a raised shoal in Lough Derg is pictured in the background
Today Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people on a 30-ft cruiser who had become stuck on rocks on a raised shoal on the Eastern Shore of Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched at 1.46 pm…
Wicklow RNLI volunteers bring the yacht alongside the East Pier at Wicklow Harbour
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater went to the assistance of two sailors yesterday evening (Saturday 27 July) after their vessel developed engine failure. The lifeboat put to sea under the command of Deputy Coxswain Tommy McAulay, and…
Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
Skerries RNLI volunteers responded to three callouts in less than a week starting last Friday (19 July) when they towed a small fishing boat to safety. They were called out again on Monday to assist three teenagers on an inflatable…
The stricken yacht is moored at Ardglass Harbour
Eight French sailors were happy to see Newcastle RNLI when their motor yacht had engine troubles off the Co Down coast last Friday night (19 July). Conditions were poor, with fog and rain and a southerly Force 3 wind with…
Aran Islands RNLI’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI responded to two medical evacuations, or medevacs, yesterday morning (Tuesday 23 July). The all-weather Severn class lifeboat Margaret, Joan and Fred NYE launched at 10.15am following a request from the Irish Coast Guard, headed initially to Inis…
Aran Islands RNLI Comes to Aid of Sailor on Yacht in Difficulty off Straw Island
Aran Islands RNLI volunteers were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 5.20pm on Saturday (20 July) by the Irish Coast Guard as a yacht with one onboard was experiencing engine difficulty northeast of Straw Island. The all-weather Severn class…
Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat crew deploy the vessel’s Y boat
Portrush RNLI’s volunteer crew launched yesterday evening (Monday 22 July) to reports of a jetskier in difficulty at Benone Beach around 8.17pm. The crew, who had just finished an exercise and had been stood down, launched the all-weather lifeboat in…
File image of Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 17 July) to rescue a windsurfer who got into difficulty in Baltimore Harbour in West Cork. The inshore lifeboat launched at 2.01pm after a member of the public alerted the Irish Coast Guard that…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia
A man found clinging to his capsized boat off Dalkey yesterday afternoon (Monday 15 July) was rescued by Dun Laoghaire’s RNLI lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their inshore lifeboat at 3.52pm…
The RNLI lifeboat took the vessel off the rocks and out into safe water
At 9 pm on Sunday, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to go to the assistance of six people, four adults and two young children, on a 35ft cruiser aground inside the Mountaineer buoy at Ryan’s Point, on the eastern…
GAA personalities Marty Morrissey and Anthony Daly with local GAA players at Kilrush RNLI
GAA presenter and commentator Marty Morrissey and hurling legend Anthony Daly joined the lifeboat crew from Kilrush RNLI and young players from Co Clare to raise awareness of the risks of drowning and encourage people to enjoy the water safely.…

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