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Newcastle RNLI receive first callout for new lifeboat hours after its arrival

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Newcastle RNLI's new D class lifeboat Eliza. Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI got to put their new inshore lifeboat through its paces on Thursday 4 December when it was requested to launch hours after arriving at station.

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Lough Swilly RNLI make special visit to see progress of their new Shannon

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mark and Greg get a briefing from Fleet Cox Martin Phillips. Photo: RNLI/Lough Swilly


Three members of Lough Swilly RNLI recently made a very special trip to check on the progress of the station’s new state of the art Shannon class lifeboat.

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Teamwork helps Tramore RNLI bring bull to safety

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tramore RNLI was involved in a rescue operation with a difference recently when they worked alongside Tramore Coast Guard and Waterford Animal Welfare to bring a stranded bull to safety after he had fallen from a cliff and taken refuge on a rocky ledge.



The drama...

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Wicklow RNLI assists two people on yacht in difficulty off Brittas Bay

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI has assisted two People yesterday (Sunday 9 November) after their yacht got got into difficulties off Brittas Bay.

The volunteer crew launched both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats this afternoon at 4.10pm to assist a yacht in difficulties off Brittas Bay.

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists injured sailor on dismasted yacht

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A sailor with suspected spinal injuries on a dismasted yacht is receiving hospital treatment this afternoon after a rescue operation on Dublin Bay involving the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat and Irish Coast Guard helicopter.

The incident occurred shortly after 11am when the 33-foot yacht was ta...

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Wicklow RNLI launched to assist small fishing vessel

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 11.25am (Thursday 16 October) this morning to assist a small fishing boat with engine failure.

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Wexford RNLI rescue two men from the water

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Two people were rescued by Wexford RNLI in the early hours of this morning (Friday 3 October) after one man was seen entering the water and another, a trained lifeguard, entered to assist.

The volunteer crew was alerted at 1.29am and the lifeboat launched within six minutes of the pagers going off.

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Galway RNLI helps swimmers attacked by dolphin

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Swimmers and lifeboat looking on at Blackrock. Photo: RNLI/John McGrath


Galway RNLI Lifeboat came to the rescue of five swimmers who were attacked by a dolphin off Blackrock Tower at Salthill, Galway, this evening (Wednesday 1 October).

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Bangor RNLI rescue 2 people on-board a 28ft yacht

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

At 5.25pm on Tuesday 30th September volunteer lifeboat crew received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch the lifeboat and assist 2 people on-board a 28ft trimaran type yacht. The multihull vessel consisting of a main hull and two out-rigging hulls had experience engine failure 2 nautical miles north of Black Head which is on northern shores of Belfast Lough.

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Busy weekend for Bundoran RNLI

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were called out twice over the weekend to two different incidents, both of which ended well.

On Saturday afternoon (27th September) just after 1.40pm, the crew received a report that a boat’s propeller had become entangled in the rope...

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