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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. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/five-sailors-escape-as-yacht-hits-rocks-off-galway-coast-509486.html 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. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/organisations/irish-coast-guard/ 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. TheJournal.ie 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…
Search Resumes for Donegal Fisherman
The search continues for one of the two-man crew of a Donegal lobster boat that sank off the Inishowen peninsula yesterday morning. The Irish Times reports that the body of 65-year-old Edward Doherty was recovered from the sea yesterday. His…
Concern for RIB on Passage from Rathlin to Bangor
Belfast Coastguard spent two hours this evening trying to locate a missing RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) after it was reported leaving Rathlin in very poor weather conditions with four people on board, HM Coastguard report. Concern for the occupants of…
Best Lifesavers in Ireland Set for Donegal Challenge
Ireland's top Lifeguards will compete at Irish Water Safety's National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Rossnowlagh Beach, Donegal from 10.30am to 5pm, Saturday 11th and from 10am-1pm, Sunday 12th Sept. Hundreds of competitors will gather from counties nationwide and teams of…
New Rescue Series Airs on RTE This September-Promo Vid Here!
Rescue 117 is RTÉ’s new 6 part documentary series capturing rescues as they unfold from the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter search and rescue base in Waterford, Ireland. The series airs on RTE1 at 8.30pm on 14th September. A promo video is below
Three Die in Cruiser Fire off West Cork
Three men are dead and a fourth has been injured after a boat went on fire and sank off the West Cork coast this evening. It happened in waters south of Roundcarrig Lighthouse off Adrigole Harbour, Bantry Bay. It is…
Man wearing lifejacket is rescued from River Tweed
A man has been rescued from the River Tweed after falling from a ladder whilst boarding his angling boat. Lynda Bell, watch officer at Humber Coastguard says:  We received a 999 call at 11.40 this morning reporting that the man…

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