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Coastguard volunteers carry the stranded dog back to dry land
Coastguard teams from Bangor and Portaferry were tasked to Strangford Lough on Saturday afternoon (17 August) to rescue a young dog stranded by the tide at Island Hill. The pup’s worried owner “was in the mindset of attempting a rescue…
Rescue 118 winches one of its crew
RTÉ News reports that 15 young people were rescued from the sea off Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 13 August). Ten were airlifted to hospital in Letterkenny after the group got into difficulty while swimming by the pier at Magheroarty in…
Galician SAR vessel Salvamar Alioth, which picked up the three crew from the stricken Sujo in the early hours of Friday morning
The Irish crew of a motor yacht were rescued after their vessel took on water and sank off the coast of Northern Spain on Friday (9 August). Afloat.ie has learned from its skipper Vincent Duke that the Sujo, a Maltese-registered…
File image of Portmarnock beach in north Co Dublin, where the incident occurred on Monday
A member of the US Coast Guard and three of his relatives have been praised by the father of a young girl rescued after she was swept out to sea from a Dublin beach. As The Irish Times reports, Walter…
Skerries RNLI bring the woman and two children back to the mainland
Skerries RNLI helped rescue a woman and two children yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 July) after they were stranded on Shenick Island having been cut off by the rising tide. Shortly after 3pm, the Irish Coast Guard tasked the north Co Dublin lifeboat station to…
The casualty prepared for transfer to the Kilmore Quay lifeboat
A man was taken to hospital with hand injuries by Irish Coast Guard helicopter after a Mayday call on a yacht off Kilmore Quay on Saturday (29 June). The local RNLI lifeboat crew were en route to another vessel that had…
Greencastle cliff team members assist the stranded climber
Greencastle, Co Donegal’s Irish Coast Guard team were tasked by the IRCG emergency operations centre at Malin to a rock climber who got into difficulty at Hell’s Hole on Malin Head on Tuesday evening (28 May) The climber was trapped…
Howth Coast Guard volunteers have Max the dog in safe hands
Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 May) the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth unit was diverted from exercise to rescue two people and a dog who were cut off by the rising tide. The crew immediately responded and began a search for the…
Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
Castletownbere’s RNLI lifeboat sprang into action to help locate a tourist reported missing on Dursey Island in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 17 May). The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dean Hegarty, launched shortly after 2pm after Valentia Coast…
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…
The IMRF Awards are now in their fourth year
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for outstanding individuals, teams, professionals or volunteers, companies and organisations involved in maritime search and rescues (SAR) – all around the world - to be nominated for an IMRF Award 2019. "The…
Bundoran RNLI on a previous exercise
#Lifeboats - The volunteers with Bundoran’s RNLI lifeboat had a long night on Tuesday (26 February) when a routine training exercise turned into a five-hour rescue. The Co Donegal lifeboat crew received the call for help at 8.30pm to a…
George's Dock between the IFSC and the CHQ Building is the site for the proposed €12 million white-water course
#GeorgesDock - Dublin City councillors were yesterday presented with plans to transform George’s Dock into an “elite” white-water canoeing amenity for sports and rescue training, according to The Irish Times. Last April, it was reported that a design tender had…
The Rathlin Express fast ferry diverted to the divers’ position
A group of divers were rescued from their sinking boat by the Rathlin Island Ferry yesterday afternoon (Sunday 23 September). Ferry skipper Michael Cecil told the Belfast Telegraph how he responded to the divers’ distress call while on his regular route…
Coastguard In Night Rescue Of Angler After Galway Bay Cliff Fall
#Rescue - A night angler was rescued after falling from a cliff on Galway Bay in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 8 September), as BreakingNews.ie reports. Doolin Coast Guard’s cliff rescue specialists joined emergency services near Black Head…
Irish SAR Review Points To Confusion Among Agencies
#SAR - A team appointed to review Irish search and rescue operations in the wake of last year’s fatal Rescue 116 crash has identified “several sources of confusion and potential conflicts of interest among the agencies involved”. RTÉ News reports…

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