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Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued two fishermen from a sinking razor fishing boat near Laytown early this morning (Thursday 2 November). Shortly before 5.30am, Dublin Coast Guard received an emergency call from the skipper of a razor fishing boat with…
Lough Derg RNLI
At 2.34pm, Monday October 30, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people and a dog on boat a vessel reported to be on fire. The wind was south-westerly, F1 and with…
Sandymount beach in Dublin where walkers were rescued today by an inshore RNLI boat from Dun Laoghaire
Two people cut-off by the rising tide at Sandymount were rescued by the RNLI Inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire this evening. The alarm was raised at 4.30pm when the two people found themselves surrounded by water with two more hours…
Dunmore East's lifeboat crew use their salvage pump to keep the fishing vessel afloat
#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI launched this past Wednesday afternoon (25 October) to assist a fishing vessel that was taking on water. The two crew of the 25ft vessel were coming into the Co Waterford harbour before 2.50pm when they…
Skerries RNLI launching their Atlantic 85 lifeboat
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday evening (Sunday 22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay Island. Shortly after 8.30pm, the alarm was raised by a member of the crew when they received a call from Lambay…
Celia Mary’s widower Peter Ross and best friend Rea Hollis joined by local clergy and RNLI staff at the naming ceremony in Clifden yesterday
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat Celia Mary at a special ceremony and service of dedication held yesterday (Saturday 21 October) in the Connemara coastal town. The honour of handing over the lifeboat and officially…
Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar tows the casualty boat back to port
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI was launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 17 October) following a call for assistance from the crew of a sailing vessel reporting mechanical failure. The volunteer crew on board Arklow's all-weather lifeboat proceeded to the reported position approximately…
Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Both Larne and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch last night (Monday 16 October) by Belfast Coastguard during Storm Ophelia. The volunteer lifeboat crew pagers sounded at 9.25pm following reports of a person in the water at Whitehead…
Conditions were extremely challenging with force nine winds with a six metre sea swell. Scroll down for video
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI launched this morning (Monday 16 October) during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht after they issued a Mayday. The crew had been trying to get to safety since the early…
Portaferry RNLI launching to reports of dory spinning out of control on Saturday morning
#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise yesterday morning (Saturday 14 October) when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor…
Skerries RNLI towing the RIB with engine issues to safety from Lambay Island
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 12 October) for the second time in less than 24 hours. Shortly after 12pm, Dublin Coast Guard received information that a RIB with one person on board had suffered engine failure north…
Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched shortly before 1pm on Sunday 8 October when a boat with six on board got into difficulty in the Killary Harbour area. The location of the craft was unclear in…
RNLI lifeboats in Clifden, Co Galway
#RNLI - The RNLI is looking for “an experienced and dynamic leader” to run its 24-hour search and rescue on-call lifesaving service in Ireland and the Isle of Man. The lifesaving manager heads a team of area managers and dedicated…
Baltimore Lifeboat Assists Yacht In High Winds
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Patricia Jennings was called on Sunday (1 October) to go to the assistance of a 28ft yacht with one person on board. The yacht had lost power near the West Cork harbour's west pier…
With a tow set up, the lifeboat proceeded to take the fishing vessel into Lough Swilly. However, with deteriorating weather conditions and with both the tide and wind against them, a decision was made to tow the boat into Greencastle.
Portrush RNLI has rescued six fishermen during what was a 15 hour call out for the volunteers in rough weather conditions after the fishing boat sustained engine failure off the Donegal coast. The lifeboat crew was requested by Belfast Coastguard…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat with the dismasted yacht at Wicklow Harbour
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 1 October) after a 9m yacht with three people on board was reported to have lost its mast and rigging while racing in Wicklow Bay. The all-weather lifeboat…

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