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Man Overboard From Rosslare Ferry, Bray Head Climber In Fall
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#Rescue - RTÉ News reports on two separate coastal rescues off Rosslare and Bray Head yesterday (Sunday 12 October). One man fell overboard from Irish Ferries' Oscar Wilde ferry sailing out of Rosslare Europort about an hour after leaving port.…
Lucky Escape For French Skipper From Yacht Blaze
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#Explosion - A French yachtsman had a lucky escape after an explosion on his yacht that quickly engulfed the vessel in flames. As Practical Boat Owner reports, the solo sailor called 999 for British emergency services after the incident on…
Man Rescued Sailing To America In Flimsy Dinghy
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#Rescue - Lifeboat volunteers on the Dorset coast went to the rescue of a man attempting to sail to America in a 14ft dinghy, as NewsTalk.ie reports. Mudeford RNLI were launched after reports from a passing yacht that had concerns…
Dog Tweets Thanks To Rescuers After Perilous Atlantic Cliff Fall
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#TwitterDog - A little dog who survived a 90-metre fall into the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday 3 August has thanked his rescuers - via his own Twitter account. TheJournal.ie has much more on the story of Vimes the dog, who…
West Cork Kayakers Rescue Lough Hyne Swimmer
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#Rescue - The Southern Star reports on the rescue of a swimmer in Lough Hyne by two passing kayakers last Sunday (27 July). West Cork Kayaking Club members Declan McCarthy and David Sprott were within earshot of the man's call…
Two Tourists Injured At Howth Cliffs
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#Rescue - Two tourists have been rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head yesterday afternoon (Saturday 5 April). Howth Coast Guard Cliff Rescue volunteers immediately reported to the scene at Lion's Head after 5pm, where they found a teenage…
Search For Missing Man As Two Recovered From Lough Ree
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#Search - RTÉ News reports on an ongoing search and rescue operation on Lough Ree this evening (20 March) as two men have been recovered from the water as RNLI lifeboat and Air Corps teams look for a third. It's believed…
Merchant Navy Association Boat Club Launches 'Eyes that can save Lives' Watchkeepers  Scheme
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#rescue – The Merchant Navy Association Boat Club launches its new "SeaVue" Watchkeepers Afloat Scheme "Eyes that can save Lives" The SeaVue Watchkeeper Afloat Scheme is modelled on similar lines to the National Coastwatch Institution's "Eyes along the Coast" watchkeeping service operating from…
Clare Lifeguards Set New Records at Lifesaving Championships
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#lifeguards – Lifesaving teams from 17 counties competed on Sat 15th Feb 2014 in Irish Water Safety's National Irish Pool Lifesaving Championships. An action-filled day of events saw 240 of Ireland's fittest Lifesavers compete at the University of Limerick's 50-metre…
Cork Boat Builder Puts Its Vessels To The Test In Atlantic Storm
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#Search&Rescue - Surfers haven't been the only ones benefitting from the recent stormy weather, as RTÉ News reports on a Cork-based boat builder that's been testing its top models in the wild Atlantic swell. Youghal-based search-and-rescue (SAR) and pilot boat…
Teen Rescued After Falling Into River Boyne
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#Rescue - The Irish Independent reports that a 13-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into the River Boyne in Drogheda last night (28 December). It's believed the boy had been playing close to the edge of the river opposite…
Driver Rescued On Achill Island As Car Goes Into Deep Water
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#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on a "lucky escape" in Co Mayo yesterday (22 December) after a car plunged into deep water on Achill Island. The driver of the vehicle was quickly rescued by the island's Irish Coast Guard unit…
Climbers Rescued From Glendalough After Falling In Water
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#Rescue - TheJournal.ie reports that two climbers were rescued after falling into the water at the Upper Lake of Glendalough in Co Wicklow yesterday (Monday 25 November). The two men had managed to get themselves out of the water near…
New Irish Built Search & Rescue Craft Capsize Tested with Designer Inside
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The Cork Harbour based Safehaven Marine, specialist builders of pilot boats and rescue vessels have undertaken probably an industry first, by capsizing their latest Interceptor 48 Pilot / S.A.R. vessel in a live condition with two crew inside during the…
Irish Water Safety's National Awards Honour 37 Rescuers
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#watersafety – Thirty-seven rescuers from twenty-two dramatic near-death incidents will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Awards Ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday 19th November 2014, from 3pm to 5pm. Thirty-six lives were saved from drowning through the brave…
US Marine Expert Disagrees With RYA Position on Distress Flares
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#flares – US marine writer Joan Wenner saw Afloat.ie's story on the RYA's position on distress flares. Flares have outlived their usefulness in an age of modern water safety technology, says theRoyal Yachting Association - which is urging British authorities to drop the requirement for flares…

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