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Local Fishing Vessel towed to safety by Arklow RNLI

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Long Tow Home. Photo: RNLI/Austin Gaffney

Arklow RNLI’s Volunteers were alerted by pager at 09:22 this morning (Wednesday August 20th).

RNLB Ger Tigchelaar was launched within minutes in response to a call for help from a local fishing ve...

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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assist 5 people on board broken down boat

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

At 7.25pm on Saturday evening, August 16, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist five people, four adults and a child, on board a vessel reported broken down soon after setting out from Garrykennedy Harbour for Mountshannon Harbour, across the lake.

The ...

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Arranmore RNLI on all night callout to stranded yacht

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Arranmore RNLI lifeboat crew had a long call out this morning (Friday 15 August) to a 30ft yacht in trouble off Gola Island.

The pagers went off just before 2.00am with the lifeboat crew not returning home until nearly 8.00am. The lifeboat crew along with their colleagues from Bunbeg Coast Guard were called out to assist a 30 ft yacht with two people on bo...

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Boat Trip Claims Life off West Cork Coast

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Baltimore RNLI

The body of a man has been recovered from the water today 14 August. The man was found North of Sherkin Island by the Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat and taken to the station at Bullpoint where he was pronounc...
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Portaferry RNLI launch to the aid of capsized sailors on Strangford Lough

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI were called out on Monday 11 August, to a major incident on Strangford Lough.

A world championship sailing event, which has attracted competitors from around the world was being held at the East Down Yacht Club near Killyleagh County Do...

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Bundoran RNLI launch to boat at Mullaghmore

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A boat at anchor caused the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI to launch on Sunday evening (10th August) just after 8.30pm.

The boat had been spotted near Mermaid’s Cove at Mullaghmore with nobody on board and had caused concern and the lifeboat launched to check it out.

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Howth RNLI tow fishing trawler to safety

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Howth RNLI Lifeboat. Photo: Pat Moore

Howth RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 1.20pm this afternoon (Sunday 10 August) to reports of a fishing trawler with a fouled propeller drifting north east of Lambay island.

The lifeboat crew located t...

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Bundoran RNLI rescue three surfers in difficulty

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

One surfers got into difficulty this evening (Saturday 9th August) at Tullan Strand in Bundoran and were being swept out to sea when a member of the public spotted the situation and quickly called the emergency services whilst two other surfers went to his aid.

The pagers of the volunteer...

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Lough Derg RNLI assist family of 5 on board grounded boat

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lough Derg Lifeboat. Photo: Nicholas Leach

At 4pm on Friday afternoon, August 8, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a family of five on board a vessel aground inside the Mountaineer Buoy at Ryan’s Point on Lough Derg.

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RNLI urges beach goers to think safety when heading to the seaside

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As RNLI lifeguards approach the middle of the summer season, they have reminded anyone planning a beach visit to put safety first.

The charity’s lifeguards which are located on 10 beaches across the Causeway Coast and in county Down are experiencing a busy summer and h...

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