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The lone kayaker spotted by a concerned onlooker off Howth on Wednesday morning 28 September
#Rescue - Howth’s coastguard and lifeboat teams launched to the rescue of a lone kayaker off the North Dublin headland yesterday morning (Wednesday 28 September). After a concerned onlooker called 999 when spotting that the kayaker was on the water…
L-R: Mark Wynter, Commodore, Island Sailing Club & owner of Alchemist, with the 2016 Seamanship Award winner Jeff Warboys and Keith Lovett from Race Partner Haven Knox-Johnston/MS Amlin
Sacrificing his own race to go to the aid of another stricken competitor in the 2016 Round the Island Race has resulted in Jeff Warboys, skipper of a Sigma 33 Workout, being awarded the 2016 Round the Island Race Seamanship…
Map showing the location of Ardoileán off Clifden in Connemara
#Rescue - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was recovering from hypothermia last night (Tuesday 13 September) after his boat sank off Connemara. The man had set out from Clifden earlier in the day headed for Ardoileán, or High…
French yachtsman Jean Conchaudron clings to his upturned hull after keel failure
#Rescue - The French sailor rescued from the hull of his upturned yacht off the Wexford coast this summer has again paid tribute to the Irish Coast Guard crew who came to his aid. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, yachtsman…
Portbraddon in North Antrim
#Rescue - Coastguard teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine were joined by Portrush RNLI in the rescue of a father and son who were cut off by the tide while fishing on the North Antrim coast at the weekend. As the…
Red Rock in Sutton where the kayakers got into difficulty
#Rescue - Twelve kayakers rescued amid difficult weather conditions in Dublin Bay yesterday had only limited safety equipment and had not logged their trip with the coastguard, as The Irish Times reports. The kayaking group were recovered by the Howth…
Liscannor Bay
#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports on the rescue of a woman whose kayak capsized in Liscannor Bay this morning (Sunday 24 July). The woman – one of a group of four – was unable to get back into her kayak, prompting…
Traught beach at Kinvara, Co Galway
#Rescue - A father and son were rescued on Thursday (21 July) by Kinvara beach lifeguards after being washed overboard from their kayak. Lifeguards Mark Buckley and Niall Hanley contacted the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 3pm when they became…
The Cliffs of Moher looking towards O'Brien's Tower
#CliffsofMoher - BreakingNews.ie reports that two tourists are recovering after separate falling incidents at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday (Thursday 21 July).  An Italian woman suffered a serious leg injury on the coastal cliff trail around 10am, while an Australian…
Lough Swilly RNLI will be part of the IMSARC marine rescue demo this coming Saturday
#Rescue - Moville on the shores of Lough Foyle is set to host a major marine rescue demonstration this coming weekend, as Inishowen News reports. Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla will join Air Corps aircraft, the Irish Coast Guard, Lough…
Rescue 115 launched from Shannon early this morning to airlift a cliff fall casualty
#CliffFall - Independent.ie reports that a 23-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after falling 40ft into the sea from a cliff near Lahinch early this morning (Sunday 5 June). Shannon's Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 launched to the scene after…
Two Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing Crew Of Fishing Vessel Sunk Off Scotland
#Search - Two bodies have been found in the search for the missing crew of a fishing vessel that sank off Scotland's Western Isles early yesterday (Saturday 9 April). One crew member was taken to hospital by helicopter as UK…
Three Missing After Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Scotland's Western Isles
#Search - One crew member from a fishing vessel has been rescued as the search continues for three others after the boat sank off Scotland's Western Isles in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 9 April). The UK Coastguard…
Bangor Marina
#Rescue - Belfast Coastguard was "stuck for words" after bystanders failed to raise the alarm for an elderly man who fell into the water at Bangor Marina this week. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the man was working on his…
#Galway - Galway Bay FM reports on a new volunteer search and rescue unit set up near the city weeks after community efforts to locate missing NUI Galway student Michael Bulger. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Bulger's body was recovered…
#Rescue - Lagan Search and Rescue's RIB is set to return to action this weekend after a crowdfunding campaign helped fund repairs, according to BelfastLive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the rescue boat for the Belfast area was forced out…

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