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Recreational Craft fatalities between 2006-2015
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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, says a significant number of Irish Coast Guard call-outs in recent years have been to assist recreational craft. The Minister's comments were made as a new Code of Practice was launched for…
Pictured at the European Satellite Navigation Awards in Estonia are (l-r) Matthew Kelly, CTO, DroneSAR; Leo Murray, R&D, DroneSAR; Kathryn lenvain, Head of competitions and events, AZO;  Andreas Veispak, Head of Space data/Copernicus at European Commission; Oisin McGrath, CEO, DroneSAR; Bruce Hannah, CTO, National Space Centre Ltd
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Donegal based startup, DroneSAR Ltd has won the European Commission prize announced last night (7 November 2017) in Tallinn, Estonia at the awards ceremony for the 14th European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) winners. DroneSAR Ltd were awarded this prize for…
Skerries RNLI launching their Atlantic 85 lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#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…
Rescue 116 over Dundalk Bay this morning after reports of windsurfers in difficulty
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#Ophelia - Windsurfers on the Louth coast have been roundly criticised on social media as they prompted a major rescue operation before the arrival of Storm Ophelia, as TheJournal.ie reports. The four windsurfers, originally thought to be kitesurfers, made their…
Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats
RNLI 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…
The main event will commence at 10:30 with an off shore search demonstration, followed by an on-board emergency with the LÉ Eithne (above) acting as a M/V in distress.
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The public are encouraged to come and watch as Dunmore East is set to host some of Irelands principal Search and Rescue assets on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017. The event known as IMSARC Demo (Irish Marine Search and…
Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
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#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
Rescue 116’s winch man prepares to lower the stranded woman from the cliff face at Whiterock
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#Rescue - Drone owners will be mindful of where they fly their devices after a woman was stranded on a cliff face in Killiney while trying to recover one of the mini aircraft. Dublin MRCC received a 112 call on…
RNLI volunteers assist one of the three kayakers who attempted to aid the rescue of the injured teenager Courtown Harbour
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#Rescue - The Arklow lifeboat joined Courtown RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard in a multi-agency rescue on Friday evening (11 August) after a teenage girl fell from an inflatable ‘doughnut’ being towed by a jet ski in Courtown Harbour.…
The golf buggy fell down the short cliff from the golf course on Dungarvan Bay on Wednesday
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#Rescue - Irish Coast Guard units from Tramore and Bonmahon were dispatched earlier this week after two people went over a cliff at Dungarvan’s GolfCoast golf links. The local coastguard helicopter Rescue 117 also joined the operation on Wednesday (2 August)…
Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launches to the incident at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon
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#Rescue - A mother and her two children were rescued from a sea cave at Silver Strand yesterday afternoon (Saturday 29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard. The two children had got into…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launches to the report of a stranded cruiser near Hare Island
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI’s volunteers were surprised to find a man whose cruiser had grounded near Hare Island had spent the night alone stranded in the lake as he was reluctant to call for help. Valentia Coast Guard requested…
The teenage girl is lifted to safety by Coleraine Coastguard’s rope rescue specialist
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#Rescue - Coleraine Coastguard rescued a teenage girl who was stranded at the base of a 100ft cliff at Castlerock yesterday evening (Monday 24 July). The coastguard rescue team was tasked to Castlerock following a report of two girls cut…
Rescue For Girl Swept Out To Sea In Donegal
Rescue
#Rescue - Malin Head Coast Guard has issued a warning over changing tides after a series of rescues off the Donegal coast yesterday (Sunday 23 July). The most serious of these involved a six-year-old girl whose inflatable was swept out…
Brian Conville from Dublin and Joseph Gagnon from Canada were rescued by the Waterford-based coastguard helicopter this afternoon
Rowing
#Rowing - Dubliner Brian Conville is recovering in Tralee Hospital after being rescued by the Irish Coast Guard about 160 miles off Mizen Head this afternoon, writes Tom MacSweeney. Experienced offshore rower Conville, 25 — who last year crossed the…
Emergency personnel removing the injured cyclist from the rocky beach more than 12 feet below the Coast Road to Ballygally
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Larne RNLI was involved in a multi-agency rescue yesterday afternoon (Sunday 16 July) after a cyclist fell between as much as 15 feet from the Coast Road north of Ballygally in Co Antrim. The volunteer crew were requested…

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