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The rescue of the Lily B off Hook Head on 20 October 2020
The RNLI is to present three Irish lifeboat crews with gallantry awards for their role in a rescue last October that saved nine lives and prevented a 100m cargo vessel from hitting rocks at Hook Head. The coxswains of Dunmore…
Sara Feeney (left) Ellen Glynn on the shores of Galway Bay
The rescue of cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) after being swept out to sea on paddleboards captured the attention of the country last August. How a balmy summer's evening quickly turned into a nightmare for the cousins'…
a 20ft sailing boat was spotted capsized with two people on board
Yesterday (23rd July) Lough Neagh lifeboats were paged in the mid-afternoon by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a Personal Locator Beacon being activated. Lifeboats launched quickly and a search area within the Antrim Bay at the north end of the…
File image of Portumna Castle Harbour
Five people were rescued from a burning boat on Lough Derg this afternoon (Sunday 18 July), as BreakingNews.ie reports. A multi-agency response was launched just after midday to reports of the vessel blaze off Castle Harbour, south of Portumna at…
Mud Rescue in Belfast Lough
Several rescue teams went to the aid of a man trapped in mud near Holywood on the south coast of Belfast Lough this morning. (13th July). The tide was flooding, and Mud Rescue Technicians worked rapidly to free the man,…
File image of the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based SAR helicopter Rescue 115
BreakingNews.ie reports that a surfer has died in hospital after he got into difficulty off the Co Clare coast this morning, Monday 5 July. The Irish Coast Guard’s Kilkee unit and Rescue 115 helicopter from Shannon were among the emergency services…
Lough Neagh Rescue team attend to the broken down motorboat
Ardboe Point south of Ballyronan on the west side of Lough Neagh was the Lough Neagh Rescue team's call on Friday (2nd July). A speed boat had broken down about two miles off the Point with five people on board,…
Galway Bay Sailing Club
Afloat.ie understands that a man was rescued thanks to the quick actions of Galway Bay Sailing Club instructors after a car went off the pier at Rinville East yesterday, Saturday 3 July. One instructor is said to have freed the…
A submerged speed boat was found in Castor Bay in the south east corner of Lough Neagh
Shortly before 9 am yesterday, HM Coastguard received a call from a concerned member of the public who had seen a submerged speed boat with potential casualties in the water in Castor Bay in the south east corner of Lough…
All in a day’s work…….the observant eyes and quick thinking of Rory Miley averted a serious incident near Killaloe
The man of the moment at Killaloe Sailing Club on Lough Derg is their sailing coach Rory Miley, who was instructing on the adult course on Sunday afternoon when he spotted a small cruiser up the lake with the crew…
A 30ft-cruiser with ten people aboard, six adults and four children, had broken down and required a tow
Come summer and Lough Neagh Rescue is busy on Northern Ireland waters. The lifeboat was paged yesterday evening (Saturday 26th June) to a 30ft-cruiser with ten people aboard, six adults and four children, which had broken down near Rams Island.…
Lough Neagh rescue was tasked to a broken down motorboat with two children, three adults and a dog on board
In the early evening of last Sunday (20th June) Lough Neagh rescue was tasked to a broken down motorboat with two children, three adults and a dog on board. The vessel had been making its way from Battery Harbour on…
Today is International Women in Engineering Day, for more details to get involved see the IMRF website links below on resources to inspire the next generation of women to get involved in maritime search and rescue (SAR).
Today is International Women in Engineering Day and to mark this important date the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has launched a range of resources to inspire the next generation of women to get involved in maritime search and rescue…
Since 2011, RNLI lifeguards have saved 48 lives in Northern Ireland
The RNLI in Northern Ireland has reached 10 years of delivering a world-class lifeguard service to coastal communities and their visitors along the Causeway Coast and in County Down. From this Saturday, 26 June, RNLI lifeguards will provide a full-time…
The River Barrow in Carlow town
A teenage boy said he “had no choice but to jump in” and rescue a mother and daughter from drowning in the River Barrow in Carlow at the weekend. As RTÉ News reports, Miley Doran (17) told how he saw…
A cliff rescue team member from the Irish Coast Guard's Howth unit is lowered to retrieve Freddie the dog from the cliff at Red Rock in Sutton on Sunday 16 May
Howth’s Irish Coast Guard cliff team sprang into action yesterday evening (Sunday 16 May) to rescue a dog trapped on a sea cliff at Red Rock in Sutton. Freddie the dog had fallen 10 metres down the cliff face while…

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