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Coastguard Tows Cruiser To Safety On Lough Derg After Engine & Anchor Troubles
#Rescue - A cruiser with four on board was aided by the Irish Coast Guard after it suffered engine trouble and snapped its anchor line in poor weather on Lough Derg yesterday (Sunday 2 July). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the alarm…
Coastguard Medevac For Injured Crewman On Tanker In Port Of Cork
#Rescue - A tanker crewman was airlifted to hospital from the Port of Cork yesterday evening (Saturday 17 June) after sustaining a leg injury on board his vessel, as the Irish Examiner reports. The Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue…
Bell the springer spaniel with her coastguard rescuers on Friday night
#Rescue - Coastguard units from Ballycastle and Coleraine were tasked on Friday night (26 May) to the aid of a dog fell more than 30 feet off a cliff near the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim. The coastguard teams used…
Howth Coast Guard volunteers searching low waters off Sutton
#Rescue - A surfer was rescued in West Kerry on Monday night (22 May) after he was pulled from the shore by a rip current, as RTÉ News reports. Dingle Coast Guard and Valentia RNLI fought difficult conditions – with…
Surfer Rescued Off Northern Irish Coast After 30 Hours At Sea
#Rescue - A surfer was rescued from the sea off Northern Ireland yesterday evening (Monday 1 May) after more than 30 hours in the water. Belfast Coastguard co-ordinated the search for the missing man who had gone surfing near Campbeltown…
The Sligo Bay lifeboat was involved in this morning's dive boat rescue
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on the rescue of eight divers off the Sligo coast after a boat capsized this morning (Sunday 19 March). Sligo Bay RNLI were tasked to the scene off Aughris Pier in Sligo town after…
Sligo’s Irish Coast Guard SAR helicopter
#Rescue - The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter completed an early-morning medevac of a crewman from a Russian fishing vessel off the Mayo coast yesterday (Wednesday 8 March). Owing to the distance involved in the rescue effort, communication support —…
The SCIRS will soon become the Schull Coast Guard on a probationary basis
#Rescue - Schull’s independent community lifeboat will soon join the Irish Coast Guard, as the Southern Star reports. Established in 2005, the Schull Community Inshore Rescue Service will be officially renamed as Schull Coast Guard later this month after two…
A still from video of the scene at Belfast's Victoria Channel on Saturday afternoon
#Rescue - A multi-agency response was launched after a woman fell from a quay in Belfast Harbour onto the banks of the River Lagan on Saturday (25 February). According to the Belfast Telegraph, the woman sustained injuries to her head…
A ring buoy like this kept the casualty afloat till Limerick Fire and Rescue arrived on scene within minutes
#Rescue - Swift water rescuers from the Limerick Fire Service raced to the aid of a man from the River Shannon in the city centre last night (Friday 10 February). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the casualty had entered the water at…
Naval Service Assists In Yacht Rescue Off Cork Harbour
#Rescue - LÉ James Joyce was called on to rescue a man from a yacht in difficult conditions off Cork Harbour yesterday evening (Thursday 9 February). As RTÉ News reports, the Naval Service OPV was diverted from a routine patrol…
Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Injury At Lough Gur
#Rescue - Shannon’s Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter airlifted an injured woman to hospital from the shores of Lough Gur yesterday evening (Saturday 4 February). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the woman had been walking with family next to the Co Limerick…
Marine Notice: Hi-Line Protocols For Helicopter SAR Assistance
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) details the proper hi-line protocols when receiving assistance from a search and rescue helicopter. The notice follows the findings of last year’s MCIB report into…
The SSE Arena next to Abercorn Basin in Belfast Harbour
#Rescue - A Belfast Harbour policeman jumped into action on Sunday night (8 January) to rescue a young woman from the waters behind the city’s SSE Arena, as BelfastLive reports. Police constable and lifeboat volunteer Scott Harkins was part of…
The Dublin Fire Brigade rescue boat at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin’s Docklands
#Rescue - Gardaí and Dublin firefighters rescued a man in his 20s from the River Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands on Christmas morning. According to the Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter account, the man was kept afloat by gardaí with a life…
Typhoon H drones could soon be spotted assisting SAR efforts across Ireland
#Drones - Remote-piloted aircraft or ‘drones’ could revolutionise search and rescue operations around the Irish coast, as the Southern Star reports. Following a demonstration by Civil Defence Ireland to West Cork emergency services last week, the Irish Coast Guard and…

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