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The Little Ripper drone is one of many that patrol Australian beaches on shark-watch duty
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#Drone - Beach lifeguards in Australia used a drone to rescue two swimmers in distress in what RTÉ News hails as a world first. The ‘Little Ripper’ was launched from Lennox Head near Brisbane earlier today (Thursday 18 January) as…
Irish Coast Guard Saved 335 Lives In 2017
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard saved 335 lives and assisted more than 3,300 people in 2017, as RTÉ News reports. Among the details of its end of year review, the coastguard said its volunteer units and helicopter SAR crews…
With a strong south westerly force six to seven wind, the stranded surfer was soon a mile off shore
RNLI Lifeboats
Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current. Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Fisherman With Hand Injury
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Independent.ie reports that a fisherman with a hand injury was hospitalised after his rescue from a trawler off Salthill by Galway RNLI yesterday afternoon (Saturday 9 December). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched within 10 minutes of the alarm…
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.
Coastguard
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
Rescue
#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
Rescue
#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
Rescue
#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
Rescue
#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…
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