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Castletownbere RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
#Lifeboats - Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat launched last night (Wednesday 10 October) to a Mayday from six fisherman whose boat lost power and was drifting rapidly towards the shore. Pagers sounded for the volunteer RNLI crew at 7.30pm following the alert…
Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce returning to shore with the stricken Irish vessel
#Lifeboats - Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday morning (Saturday 29 September) to the rescue of an Irish fishing boat adrift in the Irish Sea with mechanical failure. Pagers sounded for the Holyhead RNLI crew just after 8am following a distress…
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…
Newcastle RNLI’s volunteers check out the first stricken vessel of their marathon seven-hour storm callout
#Rescue - Newcastle RNLI was involved in the rescue of three yachts in Strangford Lough during Storm Ali on Wednesday (19 September). The lifeboat volunteers were first alerted at 11.40am to go the aid of a stricken yacht at Newtownards Sailing…
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…
The aftermath of Patriot's mast snapping while off the Aran Islands last week
#Rescue - A US yachtsman sings the praises of the RNLI and people of Inis Mór who took him in after his yacht dismasted at sea, according to The Irish Times. John Lubimir and his wife Christine were sailing their…
Two People & Their Dog Rescued From Vessel In Difficulty By Portaferry Lifeboat
#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged yesterday afternoon (Saturday 11 August) to go to the aid of two people stranded on Guns Island off Co Down. The lifeboat launched at 3:20pm in overcast weather with good visibility and a…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI's inshore lifeboat in exercise at Bull Island
BreakingNews.ie reports that three people were rescued by Dun Laoghaire RNLI yesterday morning (Saturday 28 July) after their yacht got into difficulty at sea. The 47ft yacht had its sail caught on the rudder in poor weather conditions five miles offshore.…
Coastguard rescue team members stretcher the injured cyclist to the lifeboat
#RNLI - Bangor RNLI’s volunteer crew headed to the shore in front of Royal Belfast Golf Club early yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7 July) to assist in the rescue of a young woman who had fallen to the rocks below. Members of…
Fethard RNLI & Community Rescue Effort After Inflatable Drifts Out To Sea
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI was involved in the rescue of six people yesterday evening (Monday 2 July) after two young girls drifted out to sea on an inflatable lilo. The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their D class…
RNLI beach lifeguards in training
#RNLI - RNLI lifeguards and the inshore lifeboat crew from Portrush RNLI rescued a swimmer who got into difficulty off Portrush East Strand on Wednesday evening (27 June). The lifeguards who patrol the Causeway Coast beaches daily between 11am and…
The NI Ambulance Service also attended the scene at Castlerock
#Coastguard - Coleraine Coastguard headed to the rescue of a man and three children caught in a rip current at Castlerock over the weekend following the Portrush Raft Race. According to BBC News, the four were on bodyboards when they were…
The woman and her dog brought to safety by the crew of Rescue 116
#Coastguard - Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard was alerted at 10am yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 May) to respond to a woman and her dog who were cut off by the tide on Merrion Strand, near the seaward side of the Dublin…
Rescue 115 is based in Shannon
#Rescue - RTÉ News reports that two fishermen were rescued after abandoning their sinking vessel off the Kerry coast this afternoon, Monday 7 May. The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was dispatched to the scene south off Scariff Island…
Video Of Coastguard Cliff Rescue In Dingle
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard’s Facebook page has shared video of a dramatic cliff face rescue near Dingle earlier this week. Dingle Coast Guard and the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 joined paramedics at the scene where…

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