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Lifeboat operations manager Beni McAllister with the inshore lifeboat crew and lifeguards on Portrush’s East Strand on Wednesday 12 July
On Wednesday (12 July) Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew carried out a joint simulation exercise with RNLI lifeguards on the East Strand in Portrush, on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast. The exercise was a simulation of a sea swimmer who had…
At the opening of the
One of two Galway students who survived a 15-hour ordeal overnight on paddleboards in stormy waters almost three years ago returned to the Aran islands for a unique exhibition opening yesterday. As The Irish Independent reports, Ellen Glynn (20) was…
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Users of recreational craft including canoes, kayaks, rowing boats, sailing craft and paddle boards are reminded of the importance of planning their voyage and avoiding dangerous weather and sea conditions. As the high summer period approaches, the Department of Transport…
File image of Lough Melvin between counties Fermanagh and Leitrim
Three councils in Northern Ireland have issues warnings over the presence of toxic blue-green algae in their local waterways, as BelfastLive reports. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is warning people away from the water at Lough Melvin after an alarming…
File image of Valentia RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
The Irish Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal as people are expected to enjoy the water this June Bank Holiday weekend. Even in good weather, water temperatures remain cold, and the organisations…
Safe Passage Communication Course advertisement
Dublin Port Company in conjunction with The Irish Nautical Trust are promoting a Safe Passage Communication Course for all users of leisure craft in the Dublin Bay and Dublin Port area. Call VTS Channel 12 and contact your home club…
File image of Ballyglass RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat in the distance with a choppy sea and rocky shore in the foreground
As the May Bank Holiday approaches, the Irish Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are issuing a joint water safety appeal asking people to take precautions to ensure their safety whether in, near or on the water, both at…
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The Department of Transport wishes to highlight the provisions of SOLAS Chapter V to small, privately owned recreational craft. Although regulation 34 of Chapter V — “Safe navigation and avoidance of dangerous situations” — only applies when proceeding to sea,…
The Northern Diver 275N twin chamber life jacket
The UK’s Office for Product Safety and Standards have announced the recall of a life jacket following concerns over safety. It says the Northern Diver 275N twin chamber life jacket (model numbers LS600, LS6100, LS6200) has been identified as presenting…
Flossy the dog, who survived a 130ft cliff fall on Anglesey, North Wales
The RNLI has revealed an increase in the number of our furry friends it plucked from the seas in 2022. Man’s best friend made up the majority of the 209 creature callouts last year with the charity recording 164 dog…
The whitefish trawler FV Marliona
Vessel owners and operators, masters, skippers, fishers and seafarers are reminded of their responsibilities in relation to carrying out routine tasks and maintenance on board their vessels. The advice from the Department of Transport comes on the foot of two…
File image of Porthcawl RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launching into rough conditions
The RNLI is reminding those visiting the coast to be aware of the dangers with weather warnings in place for large parts of Ireland and the UK. The Met Office and Met Éireann are forecasting winds could reach 100kmh or…
Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat
This Easter bank holiday weekend, the Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal asking people to take some basic precautions to stay safe when they visit the coast or participate in water activities,…
RNLI lifeguards on a beach
Lifeguards from the RNLI return to beaches in Northern Ireland this week as the charity, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and National Trust prepare and get ready for another busy season. From this Good Friday (7 April) through to…
Kilmore Quay RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat as seen from overhead
Ahead of St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, the Irish Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal, asking people to stay safe when in, near or on the water. The organisations are also…
Red Rocket Parachute Flare from Pirolec
Marine Notice No 7 of 2023 advises of a safety notice issued by the Dutch Safety Board for rocket parachute flares relating to model L-35 or L-35A manufactured by LECEA Sistemas Pirotécnicos Avanzados, S.A. The manufacturer has also issued a…