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Second Russian Fishing Vessel In A Week Requires Medevac
#Rescue - Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was dispatched yesterday morning (18 February) for a medevac of an injured fisherman. As the Irish Independent reports, the casualty was on a Russian fishing vessel some 200 miles off the southwest…
Airlift For Russian Fisherman With Hand Injury
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports that a Russian fisherman is in hospital after sustaining serious hand injuries on a factory ship off Cork. The man was airlifted from the Starry Arabat some 320km west of Slea Head yesterday morning…
Video Shows Shocking Moment As Aran Islands Trawler Disappears Under Scottish Waves
#Rescue - Mail Online has more on the dramatic rescue of Aran Islands fishermen from an Irish trawler that sank off Scotland's Outer Hebrides last week. As previously reported on, three of the five crew were airlifted to hospital…
Stricken Solent Ship Under Tow to Southampton Port
#Rescue - Salvage teams have at last started to tow the stranded vehicle-carrier Hoegh Osaka, which is heading back to Southampton, reports BBC News. The degree of list on the 51,770-tonne ship has been reduced substantially, allowing the vessel to be…
'Weather Window' to Move Stricken Solent Ship
#SolentSalvage – Hoegh Osaka, the vehicle transporter ship that stranded in the Solent, has according to salvage teams earlier today, a window of up to 48 hours to ready the vessel and be moved. The 51,000 tonnes vessel which underwent…
Aran Islands Fishermen Rescued Off Scotland
#Rescue - Five crew on an Aran Islands fishing trawler were rescued yesterday (Tuesday 20 January) after the vessel sank off Scotland's Outer Hebrides. As reports, the trawler Iúda Naofa began tanking on water some 48 miles off Lewis…
Water Pumped from Stricken Solent Ship Hoegh Osaka
#SolentSalvage – So far about 800 tons of water has been pumped from the stricken vehicle-transporter Hoegh Osaka. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the operation was "going well" but said progress was slower than Saturday's start because they have…
Stricken Ship, Hoegh Osaka Weathers Solent Storm
#SolentSalvage - The stricken vehicle-transporter, Hoegh Osaka held its position in the Solent overnight, despite severe gales. Tugs holding the vessel, which is anchored near Lee-on-the-Solent, as reported yesterday, had been ordered to let it go if they lost control…
If 'Winds Take Over' Tugs to Abandon Solent Stricken Car-Transporter
#SolentSalvage- Tugs holding the listing stricken car-transporter, Hoegh Osaka (2000/51,000grt) in the Solent will according to BBC News, let go of the vessel if they lose control in gales set to sweep in. The ship anchored at Alpha Anchorage, near…
Tug Crashed Into Stricken Solent Car-Transporter Hoegh Osaka
#SolentSalvage - One of the tugs holding the stricken car-transporter Hoegh Osaka in the Solent has according to BBC News crashed into the vessel. The tug moved from its position during high winds and collided with the ship with 1,400…
Solent Stricken Ship Is Pumped Out of 3,000 Tonnes of Water
#SolentGrounding- Poor weather is hampering operations to right the listing car-transporter Hoegh Osaka, reports BBC News. Up to 3,000 tonnes of water is being pumped out of the hold of the cargo ship which ran aground in the Solent. The…
Stricken Solent Car-Transporter 'Held' Overnight off Isle of Wight
#ShipGrounding – Car-transporter Hoegh Osaka was being held east of its grounding at Alpha Anchorage, between East Cowes and Lee-on-the-Solent, reports BBC News. The cargo ship that has been stricken in the Solent since Saturday as previously reported on,…
Injured Kayaker Recovered By Abseiling Rescuers In Clare Glens
#Rescue - An injured kayaker was recovered by mountain rescue volunteers who reached him by abseiling down a steep embankment in the Clare Glens, as The Irish Times reports. The South Eastern Mountain Rescue personnel were described as heroes after…
Investigation Into Listing Car-Transporter Begins
#Rescue - An investigation has begun into why the car transporter Hoegh Osaka which as previously reported, ran aground in the Solent last Saturday started to list shortly after departing the Port of Southampton. According to the BBC, the Hoegh…
25 Rescued As Car Transporter Lists In Solent
#Rescue - BBC News reports that the crew of a car transporter ship that ran aground on a sandbank in the Solent last night (Saturday 3 January) have been brought to safety. One of the 25-strong crew was hospitalised with…
New 'LocateMe112' Service Helps Locate Emergency Callers Via Smartphone
#Rescue - Casualties in remote or unfamiliar locations can now be found and treated quicker than ever before thanks to a new software solution for smartphones developed by the Air Corps and the HSE. The video report from RTÉ News…

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