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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 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…
Skerries Search Called Off as Bodies of Fishermen Found
The bodies of two fishermen missing off the Skerries coast since last Friday have been found. Ronan Browne, 26, and David Gilsenan, 41, had not been seen since setting out from Skerries harbour on the morning of 1 April. As…
Kinsale Coast Guard in Daring Cliff Rescue
The Irish Coast Guard's Kinsale unit was involved in the dramatic rescue of a man clinging to the sheer side of a cliff on Sunday. reports that the man, a 20-something English tourist, had been caught on the beach…
Two Boys Rescued From Holyhead Harbour
Holyhead RNLI's lifeboat was dispatched on Tuesday morning to rescue two boys from a rocky outcrop just outside Holyhead harbour. The boys, aged 13 and 14, had ventured out to Piebio Island, which is accessible at low tide, but quickly…
Search Resumes for Missing Fishermen Off Skerries
The search for two fishermen missing off the north Co Dublin coast has resumed this morning. The Irish Times reports that the two men, believed to be in their 20s and 40s, were on a small open fishing boat that…
Lifejacket Saves Boy in Lough Ramor
A lifejacket was key to saving a youg boy's life when he was thrown from his boat in Lough Ramor on Sunday afternoon. The 14-year-old was the sole occupant of a RIB on the Co Cavan lough, and had failed…
World Leader in Offshore Simulation Partners with National Maritime College
SEFtec NMCI Offshore Ltd (SNO), a public / private joint venture between SEFtec Global Training Ltd and The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), will be launched tomorrow at the National Maritime College, Co. Cork, by the Minister of Enterprise,…
Lifejackets 'Must Be Worn', Inquest Hears
The coroner for Galway West has urged all boat-users to wear lifejackets and put safety first on the water. Dr Ciarán McLaughlin spoke at the inquest into the death of experienced sailor Johnny Mac Donncha, who drowned after his Galway…

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