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Forty-two rescuers from twenty-four dramatic near-death incidents will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Annual Awards Ceremony at The Print Works Conference Centre, Dublin Castle tomorrow. Twenty-eight lives were saved from drowning through the brave actions of these rescuers.…
#WaterSafety - Shore angler Colm Plunkett, who credits his lifejacket with saving his life after he was swept into the sea earlier this year, is supporting a water safety campaign launched this week by the RNLI throughout Ireland and the…
#BeachRescue - Irish Water Safety has posted a compilation video from last month's National Beach Rescue Championships, which took place at Spanish Point in Co Clare. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the beach at Spanish Point was among the safest…
#Lifeguards - As RNLI lifeguards prepare to bring the 2015 season to a close this weekend in Northern Ireland, the charity that saves lives at sea has appealed to anyone planning a trip to the beach during the autumn and…
Spanish Point beach in Clare will be amongst the safest in Ireland this Saturday when 152 Lifeguards from nine counties test their skills at Irish Water Safety's National Beach Rescue Championships. Simulated emergency rescue scenarios incorporating running, swimming, kayaking and…
Lifeguards Rescued 173 Swimmers Last Month
Lifeguards rescued 173 casualties from our beaches, rivers and lakes last month, that is 240 less than last July. There were 278 children lost and reunited with their parents. There were another 8,665 accidents prevented by the proactive actions of…
Cliff-Jumper Saved From Drowning By Passing Lifeboat Volunteer
#WaterSafety - Dangerous cliff-jumping is putting lives at risk says one lifeboat volunteer after he rescued a young woman from drowning. According to the Sunday Independent, off-duty Dun Laoghaire RNLI man Wayne Farrell spotted the woman unconscious in the water…
#WaterSafety - There's never a good reason to go out on the water without a lifejacket. But as TheJournal.ie reports, the Irish Coast Guard still hears plenty of excuses. Chief among them is the old chestnut, "I have lifejackets on…
Medal Haul For Irish Lifesavers At Euro Champs
#lifesaving – Ireland's top Lifeguards have won 18 medals in Wales at the European Lifesaving Championships. Ireland have never won so many medals at and International event before. Medal Winners were:Bernard Cahill from Clare won Gold in the Surf Swim…
'Operation Safe Water' Brings Agencies Together To Promote Safety Awareness Among Water Users
#WaterSafety - Inter-agency efforts to promote safer enjoyment of the water were the order of the day at Operation Safe Water, which took place in Howth Harbour yesterday (Thursday 9 July). Members of An Garda Siochana, the Irish Coast Guard…
Beware of High Tides Caused By the Full Moon
#fullmoon – The warm weather has brought many people out to enjoy the seaside and coastal walks, however the CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech is warning the public that there is a full moon tomorrow 2nd of July…
RNLI Lifeguards Deal With First Major First Aid Incident Ahead Of Summer Season In Northern Ireland
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards commenced full-time summer patrol on 10 beaches in Northern Ireland at the weekend. Following weeks of intensive training in preparation for the new season, the lifeguards will be keeping visitors safe on seven beaches along the…
Hot Tub Adrift In English Channel, Vessels Warned
#HotTub - Vessels in the English Channel have been warned to keep watch for a hot tub adrift in the water after a houseboat sank near Brighton this week. On Wednesday 17 June, Newhaven RNLI attended to a tug towing…
NMCI To Host International IASST Meeting & Conference
#WaterSafety - The National Maritime College of Ireland, as a member of the International Association of Safety and Survival Training (IASST), be hosting the 67th International IASST Meeting & Conference on 19-20 October 2015 at the NMCI campus in Ringaskiddy.…
Marine Notice: Code Of Practice For The Safe Operation Of Recreational Craft
#MarineNotice - In response to recommendations by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB), Marine Notice No 26 of 2015 has been issued to promote and highlight the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft, as well as…
Number of UK Drownings at Lowest Since Records Began
#drowning – The number of accidental drownings in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since records began. There were a total of 338 water-related deaths from accidents or natural causes across the UK in 2014, according to a…

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