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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…
A Portuguese man o’ war beached in the Bahamas
Irish Water Safety (IWS) is alerting the public to exercise caution on our south, west and northwest coastline over the next few days due to jellyfish arriving on our shores, as previously reported by  IWS says Ireland has experienced tropical…
The RNLI's tonne of water at Spanish Arch in Galway city
#RespectTheWater - The RNLI has placed a tonne of water in Galway and Dun Laoghaire respectively for the summer months in a bid to show visitors and locals alike the power of the water, river and sea. The tonnes of…
The RNLI's Beach Builder Challenge uses the popular video game Minecraft to teach water safety
#WaterSafety - This summer the RNLI is launching the second year of the popular Beach Builder Challenge using the interactive video game Minecraft, which allows children to create and build virtual worlds. Available to play from Monday 1 August, the…
Water Safety Week Urges Prevention Of Summer Drownings
#WaterSafety - Thirty-seven children aged 14 and under have drowned in Ireland a decade - a sobering statistic to note just weeks before half a million children in Ireland will be on summer holidays. To mark Water Safety Week, running…
Ireland's waters host a number of stinging jellyfish, such as the blue jellyfish
#Jellyfish - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has raised the red warning flag in Sandycove and erected signs warning swimmers of the presence of stinging jellyfish in the water and washed up on the beach. Photographs have been taken and sent…
RNLI lifeguards on beach patrol
#Lifeguards - RNLI lifeguards will commence full-time summer patrol on 10 beaches in Northern Ireland from next Saturday 25 June. Following a busy period of intensive training in preparation for the new season, the lifeguards will be keeping visitors safe…
Swimming is prohibited at infrastructure such as locks such as this on the Royal Canal near Kinnegad
#WaterSafety - Waterways Ireland has echoed the recent advice over the dangers of the water during the current warm spell across Ireland. The latest marine notice from the management body for Ireland's inland navigations warns the public on the dangers…
A Coastguard helicopter rescue an injured crew man from a capsized trimaran on Dublin Bay in 2013.  At year end 2015, approximately 64% of all Irish Coast Guard call outs relating to vessels were linked to recreational craft use
It's now prime boating time in Ireland with long evenings and warm weather for enthusiasts to re–engage with their passion. It is timely that we share some thought-provoking facts in advance of this period of increased boating activity in the…
The River Liffey at Islandbridge
#Drowning - Newstalk FM reports that a teenage boy has died after drowning in the River Liffey near Dublin city centre yesterday afternoon (Saturday 14 May). The body of the 13-year-old boy was recovered by the Garda Water Unit from…
Recall Notice For Safetmade Hydrostatic Release Units
#Recall - The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a recall notice for certain models of Safetmade hydrostatic release units (HRUs). While these HRUs have been approved as having a service life of three years, investigations have shown…
Waves breaking over Howth's East Pier are a danger to walkers
#WaterSafety - Howth Coast Guard has advised walkers to avoid the harbour's East Pier today (Sunday 10 April) due to the danger of breaking waves. It comes as Met Éireann issues a Status Yellow weather warning for most of the…
RNLI Lifeguards in Northern Ireland roll out educations programmes
#Lifeguards - RNLI lifeguards are hitting the surf again and bringing their popular beach safety programmes to school children and youth groups in Northern Ireland. Hundreds of children have already been through the programmes and learned valuable and important advice…
Marine Notice On Legal Requirements For Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids
#WaterSafety - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport addresses pleasure and recreational craft owners, masters and users with a brief summary of the legal requirements in relation to the wearing and carrying of lifejackets…
Howth RNLI community safety officer John McKenna with shore angler and accident survivor Colm Plunkett
#WaterSafety - Shore angler Colm Plunkett, who survived a near drowning incident last August, assisted the RNLI community safety team at the Ireland Angling 2016 show last weekend (20-21 February). Plunkett shared his experience with hundreds of fellow anglers and…
An exposed quayside and a runaway car poses real danger – see full video below
Not the best start to a day's sailing... A facebook video shows a car rolling over the edge of a Spanish quayside and a distressed driver in hot pursuit. The accompanying caption: 'If you park in a port: use your…

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