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Search Resumes for Missing Fishermen in West Cork
#RESCUE - The search resumed this morning for five men missing after their fishing boat went down in rough seas in West Cork early yesterday, The Irish Times reports. One of the six-person crew of the Tit Bonhomme was rescued…
Air Corps Patrol Assists in Rescue of Injured Fisherman
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports that an Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft joined a search and rescue mission to evacuate a fisherman off the West Cork coast today. The Casa CN 235 - one of two operated by the…
Duo Rescued from Sinking Fishing Boat in Galway
#RESCUE - reports that two men have been rescued from a sinking fishing boat in Galway Bay this afternoon. One of the two men on board the vessel alerted rescue services around 2pm after they began taking on water…
Man Rescued from Sinking Boat at Galway Docks
#RESCUE - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was rescued from the Galway Docks last night after his boat started taking on water. The Irish Coast Guard and Galway RNLI lifeboat were alerted and came to…
Fisherman on Spanish Boat Airlifted to Cork
#RESCUE - A fisherman on a Spanish vessel is in hospital after being airlifted from some 150 nautical miles southwest of Co Cork early yesterday, The Irish Times reports. The skipper of the fishing vessel Albelo Primero radioed…
Man in Serious Condition After Falling Overboard Off Clare
#RESCUE - A man is thought to be seriously ill after falling overboard from a dinghy off Co Clare yesterday afternoon. Breaking News reports that the individual was seen experiencing difficulty in the sea north of Kilkee, close to…
Lost Irish Fishermen Found Safe and Sound Off Minehead
FOUR Irish fishermen reported missing on Sunday have been found in good spirits off the coast of Minehead in Somerset. This Is The West Country reports that the four men had left Helvick harbour in Co Waterford early on Sunday…
25 Years of Saving Lives in Ballybunion
Ballybunion's Sea and Cliff Rescue Service celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open day at its headquarters last weekend, The Kerryman reports. The day also saw the unveiling of a special plaque from Water Safety Ireland recognising the rescuers'…
Divers Recovered from Lusitania Site After Boat Troubles
The Irish Times reports that the Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat went to the aid of divers at the wreck of the Lusitania yesterday. The divers had been operating at the wreck site when their boat developed mechanical issues.…
Children Rescued From Co Down Waters
Four teenagers were rescued in Co Down last weekend when they were cut off by the tide, the News Letter reports. The teens were caught up to their shoulders in water at Ardilea on Saturday evening when they…
Two Rescued in Galway Bay After Powerboat Breakdown
Rescue reports that a Galway lifeboat rescued two men from a powerboat in Galway Bay yesterday afternoon. The men were found drifting close to rocks after their 19-foot broke down south of New Harbour shortly after lunchtime. The Irish…
Rescue Alert Over Trawler Mayday in Irish Sea
Two fishermen were rescued from their trawler off the Cumbrian coast on Monday morning when it began to take on water. The News & Star reports that RNLI Workington responded to the fishermen's mayday call along with Maryport's coastguard…
Hull Damage To Blame for Stranded Divers
Motor Boats Monthly has posted video of the dramatic rescue of four divers from the Wexford coast on Saturday. The search operation, which included four RNLI lifeboats, an Irish Coast Guard helicopter and shore unit, was launched last Friday…
Five Escape When Yacht Hits Rocks Off Galway
Five sailors had a lucky escape when their yacht hit rocks off the coast of Galway in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Irish Examiner reports. The crew of five, who had been taking part in the annual…
Woman Rescued from Water at Howth Head
Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was on hand Wednesday to save a woman seen in the water close to cliffs near the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head. SAR Ireland reports that the helicopter was on a training exercise…
Flood Evacuation Exercise in Fingal This Weekend
Members of the publuc are invited to attend a major flood evacuation training exercise this Saturday at Broadmeadow Esturary in Swords, Co Dublin. Rescue and boat rescue crews from the Irish Coast Guard are sceduled to join teams from the…

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