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Two Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing Crew Of Fishing Vessel Sunk Off Scotland
#Search - Two bodies have been found in the search for the missing crew of a fishing vessel that sank off Scotland's Western Isles early yesterday (Saturday 9 April). One crew member was taken to hospital by helicopter as UK…
Three Missing After Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Scotland's Western Isles
#Search - One crew member from a fishing vessel has been rescued as the search continues for three others after the boat sank off Scotland's Western Isles in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 9 April). The UK Coastguard…
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#Rescue - Belfast Coastguard was "stuck for words" after bystanders failed to raise the alarm for an elderly man who fell into the water at Bangor Marina this week. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the man was working on his…
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#Galway - Galway Bay FM reports on a new volunteer search and rescue unit set up near the city weeks after community efforts to locate missing NUI Galway student Michael Bulger. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Bulger's body was recovered…
#Rescue - Lagan Search and Rescue's RIB is set to return to action this weekend after a crowdfunding campaign helped fund repairs, according to BelfastLive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the rescue boat for the Belfast area was forced out…
#Shannon - A local man is in critical condition after the boat he was in capsized on the River Shannon in Castleconnell outside Limerick city early this morning (Thursday 4 February), as RTÉ News reports. The man was one of…
#Rescue - Lagan Search and Rescue's RIB has been forced out of service after its motor was vandalised, as BelfastLive reports. Over the weekend team members found that a hydraulic ram had been pulled out of the steering system of…
#AnimalRescue - Northern Ireland coastguard teams raced to the aid of a dog trapped on a cliff ledge in Co Down earlier this week. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, eight coastguard volunteers fought their way across boggy ground to reach…
#Rescue - An elderly man with a suspected broken ankle was rescued from one of Northern Ireland's most popular coastal walks at the weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The injured man was on a part of the Causeway Coast…
#Search - The search and rescue effort resumed this morning (Thursday 17 December) for a fisherman missing from a Spanish trawler off the Kerry coast since yesterday afternoon, as RTÉ News reports. The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115…
#Rescue - A 15-year-old girl who was one of two teens rescued of Hook Head yesterday (Sunday 6 December) was unconscious when she was taken out of the water, it has emerged. As RTÉ News reports, the girl is one…
#Rescue - Two Irish Coast Guard helicopters battled Storm Desmond to evacuate a crewman from a container ship off the southwest coast yesterday (Friday 4 December). As UTV News reports, Rescue 117 from Waterford was joined by Rescue 115 from…
#Rescue - Kayakers paddled to the rescue of a man in his 60s spotted floating in the sea off Co Clare on Saturday morning (31 October). According to The Irish Times, the man – thought to have fallen into the…
#Rescue - A woman is in stable condition in hospital after she was rescued from a sea cliff in Islandmagee on Tuesday (27 October) an operation that "wasn’t straightforward", as the News Letter reports. It's believed the woman had been…
#Rescue - The Connacht Tribune reports that 10 were rescued from a twin-mast sailing boat on Lough Corrib last night after the vessel hit rocks near the village of Cong in Co Mayo. All 10 people on board, including four…
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As part of an effort to find the source of a Mayday call off Cork Harbour today, owners of boats named ‘Bluebird’ around Ireland have been contacted by the Coastguard. No yacht has been found after a major six-hour search…

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