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Mediterranean Ferry With 466 Passengers 'Evacuated' After Fire
#Rescue - Some 466 people were being evacuated this morning from a car ferry that reported a fire on board while sailing from Greece to Italy this morning, according to RTÉ News. As of 8am this morning Irish time, 130…
Man Rescued From Liffey In Dublin City Centre
#Rescue - TheJournal.ie reports on the rescue of a man from the River Liffey in Dublin city centure this afternoon (Monday 22 December). The Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) responded to the scene between the Ha'penny and Millennium Bridges not long…
Man Rescued From Shannon In 'Dangerous Conditions'
#Rescue - Specialist water rescue firefighters entered the Shannon in Limerick city last night (Monday 15 December) to rescue a man who entered the river. As The Irish Times reports, the two firefighters braved "very dangerous conditions" to retrieve the…
Surveyor Airlifted After Kerry Coastal Fall
#Rescue - The Irish Examiner reports on yesterday's (24 November) airlifting of a man injured in a fall at Kerry Head. The casualty was one of three people undertaking survey work at the water level for the Ordnance Survey Ireland,…
Kayakers Spend Night Stranded On Island
#Rescue - It was an unexpected night outdoors for two kayakers who were stranded on an island in the Black Valley near Killarney after losing their paddles. As the Irish Examiner reports, Valentia Coastguard were unable to mount a rescue…
Hypothermic Casualty Rescued From Water At Dollymount
#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports on the rescue of a man from the water at Dollymount Strand on Monday morning (27 October). Emergency services were dispatched to the scene after a passer-by expressed concern for a person seen in the cold…
Man Overboard From Rosslare Ferry, Bray Head Climber In Fall
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…

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