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Irish Coast Guard Saved Nearly 380 Lives In 2019, Says First Report On New National SAR Plan
The Irish Coast Guard saved 379 lives and assisted more than 3,500 people during the course of 2019. The figures are included in the first annual report on Ireland’s National Search and Rescue Plan, which was published yesterday (Monday 21…
Corrib Mask Search & Rescue volunteers on a training day on Lough Corrib
A west of Ireland community search and rescue service says it is “devastated” after the theft of up to 13,000 euro of equipment from its Zodiac rescue craft. As Afloat reported earlier, a Yamaha engine and GPS plotter were stolen…
The RIB was found stripped of its outboard motor and GPS plotter
Corrib Mask Search and Rescue is appealing for any information after its newly acquired RIB was stripped of its motor and GPS equipment. The Zodiac boat, which was stored in the Cong area, was targeted some time between Thursday (17…
Lough Neagh Rescue setting out for Coney Island on Saturday night
Seven people were rescued from two vessels that ran aground on Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland on Saturday night (12 September). Lifeboats and shore crew were quickly tasked by Belfast Coastguard to the scene at Coney Island, where the vessels…
The Cahore Inshore Rescue Service lifeboat
A busy week of callouts for Co Wexford’s Cahore Inshore Rescue Service began on Tuesday (8 September) with the rescue of a father and son who got into difficulty on an inflatable toy off Cahore Pier. As the Irish Mirror…
File image of a boat at Albert Lock on the Jamestown Canal
The Leitrim Observer reports on the rescue of four people from a Shannon cruiser that caught fire on Sunday 6 September. Firefighters were called to the indecent at noon on Sunday on the Jamestown Canal close to Albert Lock. Those…
File image of the Irish Coast Guard
Independent.ie reports that a major search and rescue operation was launched last night (Wednesday 26 August) for a sea angler on the Kerry coast. The man reportedly fell into the water while fishing at Kerry Head. His angling partner entered…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s volunteers launched to the aid of a family cut off by the rising tide on cliffs yesterday evening, Saturday 22 August. Local lifeguards raised the alarm for the two adults and three young children who were trapped between…
The female casualty is transported to Rescue 118 following a fall at Mullaghmore Head
A woman rescued after falling from a cliff at Mullaghmore Head yesterday afternoon (Thursday 13 August) was “very lucky that she was spotted”. The casualty was found unconscious at the bottom of the cliff on the Co Sligo headland by…
Hildegarde Naughton is Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton has praised the coastguard, Garda and local volunteers for their quick response in the rescue of two missing paddle boarders in Galway Bay today, Thursday 13 August. As reported earlier on Afloat.ie, the two young…
Britain’s Coastguard Responds To Record Number Of Incidents At UK Coasts
HM Coastguard dealt with 340 individual incidents across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday (8 August), representing its highest number of call-outs in a single day for well over four years. Packed coastlines and beaches kept coastguard personnel…
Coastguard and lifeboat volunteers stretcher the casualty from the cave in Smuggler’s Cove on Friday 7 August
Coastguard units from Coleraine and Ballycastle were tasked to rescue a man in his 70s who had fallen in a cave close to the Giant’s Causeway on Friday (7 August). The casualty had sustained a knee injury and was being…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched to the rescue of a 50-year-old woman who fell into the water while with a coasteering group at Dunseverick near the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 August). The volunteer crew applied…
Irish Coast Guard at the scene of the rip current incident at Inch Beach on Sunday
A local surfing school instructor raced to the rescue of a teenage boy caught in a rip current off a Co Cork beach at the weekend, as CorkBeo reports. Luke Chambers of the Swell Surf School was with a surf…
The Irish Coast Guard on the beach at Sandymount
The Irish Coast Guard’s Dun Laoghaire unit launched to the rescue of a family of four cut off by the tide on Sandymount yesterday afternoon, Saturday 25 July. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were tasked to incident along with the local…
Rescue 116 winchman Derek Everitt in a still from a short film by Vertical Magazine last October
Vertical Magazine has shared video of a roundtable discussion on helicopter rescues from earlier this year, featuring a member of the Rescue 116 crew with the Irish Coast Guard. Helicopter winchman Derek Everitt was in attendance at the HAI Heli-Expo…

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