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#Rescue - Three teenagers were rescued by Limerick emergency services on Friday night (11 September) as their boat drifted out of the city along the River Shannon, as BreakingNews.ie reports. The small fishing boat has experienced engine trouble and run…
#Rescue - Howth's coastguard unit rescued a man on Howth Head who became trapped on a cliff ledge some five storeys above the beach below yesterday evening (Monday 7 September). Unable to find a way off the beach, the man…
Wexford Swimmer Rescued From Strong Coastal Currents
#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports that a swimmer is in a stable condition after he was rescued from the sea off Co Wexford yesterday (Thursday 27 August). The casualty, who got into difficulty in strong currents, was winched from the water near Blackwater by Waterford's coastguard helicopter Rescue 117 and…
Woman Rescued After Cliffs Of Moher Trail Fall
#Rescue - Doolin's Irish Coast Guard unit went to the aid of a woman who fell off a cliff train at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday (Friday 21 August). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the casualty - who had lost her footing…
Trapped Tourists Rescued From Giant's Causeway
#Rescue - Two tourists cut off by the rising tide at the Giant's Causeway were rescued by coastguard teams on Tuesday evening (18 August), as the Belfast Telegraph reports. One of the two men, tourists from France and Italy, had…
Dramatic Day On Causeway Coast As Lifeguard Rescues Boy From Rip Current
#Rescue - Downhill beach lifeguard Ray Cunningham has been hailed a hero after racing to the rescue of an eight-year-old bodyboarder caught in a rip current off the Causeway Coast yesterday (Tuesday 11 August). Cunningham was on patrol when he…
Boater Rescued In Clew Bay After Close Call With Runaway RIB
#Rescue - Rescue teams raced to Clew Bay yesterday evening (Thursday 6 August) after a man was struck by the propeller of his runaway boat. A number of witnesses called emergency services after seeing the unmanned RIB speeding in tight…
RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Kitesurfer On Benone Strand
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards came to the rescue of a kitesurfer who got into difficulty on Benone Strand yesterday morning (Saturday 18 July). At 11.40am, senior lifeguard Liam Mullan and lifeguard Beth Montgomery were monitoring the beach from the RNLI…
Elderly Passer-By Saves Drowning Man's Life In Limerick
#Rescue - A life buoy thrown by an elderly passer-by helped save the life of a drowning man in the River Shannon at the weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon (11 July) at the Shannon Bridge…
RNLI Lifeguards Assist Paddle Boarders On Whiterocks Beach
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards assisted two stand-up paddle boarders on Whiterocks beach in Portrush on Saturday (11 July) during strong offshore winds. Senior RNLI lifeguard Bosco McAuley spotted two people in difficulty at 3.40pm approximately 100 metres out to sea…
RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Man On Castlerock Beach
#RNLI - RNLI lifeguards rescued a man who found himself in difficulty on Castlerock Beach in Co Derry yesterday afternoon (Friday 3 July). Shortly before 12.30pm, senior lifeguard Damian McCauley was assisting two vehicles that had got stuck in soft…
CH Marine Stage 'Lifejacket Awareness Week'
#lifejacketawareness – Inflatable Lifejackets are without doubt the most convenient and unobtrusive PFDs available but they do need regular checks and servicing for their safe operation when needs. Leading Lifejacket supplier CH Marine is holding a Life Jacket Awareness Week this…
Seven Kayakers Rescued After Bristol Channel Ordeal
#Rescue - Just days after a kayaker was rescued from the Bristol Channel comes footage of another rescue on the opposite side of that same body of water – this time of seven people kayaking off the Exmoor coast. According to the…
Kayaker Rescued From Bristol Channel
#Rescue - A man was rescued from the water in the Bristol Channel off the Vale of Glamorgan this afternoon (Friday 1 May) after his kayak capsized and sank. Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre received multiple emergency calls at 12:26pm…
Six Junior Sailors Rescued In Dun Laoghaire Drama
#Rescue - Independent.ie reports on the dramatic rescue of six young sailing trainees after their dinghy overturned in a gust in Dun Laoghaire harbour yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 April). One of Dun Laoghaire RNLI's lifeboats spotted the children in trouble…
New Maritime Safety Strategy Aims to Reduce Number of Fatalities at Sea
#maritimesafety – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today launched a new Maritime Safety Strategy 2015 – 2019, the theme of which is 'Make Time for Maritime Safety.'  The new Strategy was developed following a consultation…

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