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Three fishermen had evacuated on to their life raft and had transferred to a nearby vessel
Arklow and Wicklow RNLI were involved in the rescue of three fishermen yesterday evening after their 14m trawler caught fire and subsequently sank off the Wicklow coast. Volunteer lifeboat crew at Arklow and Wicklow RNLI were requested to launch their all-weather…
The year-long trial, which starts today 29 April, 2019 will provide HM Coastguard Rescue Teams with more eyes in the sky to assist with search and rescue operations
For the next 12 months, a new drone trial is taking flight to support vital search and rescue action around the coast of Essex, thanks to a partnership between Essex Police, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal…
Baltimore RNLI launches during Storm Hannah
Lifeboats in Baltimore and Portaferry were launched yesterday evening (Friday 26 April) as Storm Hannah swept over the island of Ireland. Baltimore RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 8.30pm after learning of a local fishing trawler that…
The lifeboat crew battled sea conditions reaching force nine to assist the vessel with a crew of two people onboard
Lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were launched this evening (Friday 26 April) at 6.16pm to assist a 33ft fishing vessel which had lost all power in Bere Haven Harbour in West Cork. The callout came during a severe weather warning…
A 28ft yacht on passage from Oban in Scotland to Belfast got into difficulty when its five-person crew became ill in challenging sea conditions
Both Red Bay RNLI lifeboats launched this morning (Wednesday 24 April) when a 28ft yacht on passage from Oban in Scotland to Belfast got into difficulty when its five-person crew became ill in challenging sea conditions and were unable to…
Wicklow's RNLI lifeboat Annie Blaker
This Sunday (28 April 2019) Wicklow RNLI will bid farewell to their beloved lifeboat Annie Blaker, the last operational Tyne Class lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet. The historic vessel will launch for the final time at Wicklow lifeboat station on…
Killaloe Coast Guard volunteers with the dog they brought to safety along with its owners after their cruiser lost power
#Rescue - Lough Derg RNLI and Killaloe Coast Guard launched to separate incidents on Easter Monday (22 April) that between them saw four people and a dog rescued on the lough. In the first incident, Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat launched to…
Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr
It was a busy weekend for RNLI lifeboats in Arklow, Larne and Kilmore Quay which each had callouts over the Easter period. Arklow RNLI launched on Sunday afternoon (21 April) to assist a jetski in difficulty following a launch request…
Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards
At 1.14pm on the Saturday 20 April Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) were launched to a vessel with two people which had run aground North West of Knockninny. Winds were Southerly,…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI's inshore lifeboat
Portaferry RNLI launched to the aid of a fishing vessel with three on board which suffered engine failure on Strangford Lough yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 April). Volunteers were paged while taking part in in a ‘crew day’, whereby they gathered to clean…
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Crew on Callout as they arrive back into Courtmacsherry at 4 am this morning: Sean O Farrell, Mechanic Tadgh McCarthy and Crew members Ken Cashman, Denis Murphy, Evin O Sullivan and Conor Tyndall
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 7.40 pm last night (Saturday) to go to the aid of a 40 ft Yacht which sought assistance 34 Miles off Courtmacsherry and due south of the Seven Heads peninsula in…
The lifeboat crew set up for tow and eased the cruiser off the rocks and into safe water
At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60-ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh,…
Ballyglass RNLI’s volunteers are getting ready to swap the waves for the road
Ten volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI, in conjunction with Belmullet Cycling Club, will undertake a 150km cycle from Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point to Ballyglass RNLI in Belmullet on Saturday 27 April. A total of 130 cyclists from…
Hoylake RNLI volunteers and other emergency services worked together to free the trapped horse on the Wirral coast
Horse riders and owners have been warned over taking their animals to beaches or mudflats after two separate rescue incidents in the UK in recent days Last Saturday (13 April) two horses and their riders were rescued from thick mud…
Last year, lifeguards in Northern Ireland responded to 283 incidents and came to the aid of 252 people
Starting on Good Friday, 19 April, RNLI lifeguards will be operating a daily patrol from 11am to 7pm on Benone Strand, Portstewart Strand, West Strand and East Strand in Portrush, and Whiterocks. The Easter service will run until Sunday 28…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI
A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI launched to a 999 call in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 April) reporting that a yacht with three people on board had hit rocks at Rainey Island near Ballydoran in Strangford Lough.…

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