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Arklow RNLI comes to rescue of stricken Offshore Powerboat with 3 Persons aboard

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Following an alert by pager today 21/09/14 Arklow RNLI’s Lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar was launched within minutes to the aid of casualty vessel that was reported to be taking on water with 3 persons aboard.

In calm conditions our volunteer crew proceeded to scene and after locating the vessel app...

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Red Bay RNLI rescsue lone sailor

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI were paged on Friday night (12 September) at 6.55pm.

A lone sailor who was sailing his 22ft yacht from Portrush to Bangor got into difficulty in strong tides off the North Antrim coast. The sailor had left Portrush at 7am yesterday and requested assistance from Belfas...

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Master artist Kenneth Webb to auction new oil painting for Clifden RNLI

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Fans of master artist Kenneth Webb will have the opportunity to get their hands on a new painting he will start during Clifden Arts week and auction to raise funds for Clifden RNLI.

Work on the 20’x 24’ oil painting which will depict a local scene from the ...

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Lough Swilly RNLI rescue six men from sinking fishing vessel in early hours

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Lough Swilly RNLI has rescued six men from a sinking fishing vessel off the Donegal coast in the early hours of this morning (Monday 8 September).

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at 3.15am at the request of Malin Head Coast Guard.

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RNLI to be recognised in frontline emergency and security services spectacular

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The RNLI will be recognised this weekend during a frontline emergency and security services spectacular in Dublin.

Volunteers from the charity which saves lives at sea will take part in a unique parade aimed at raising awareness of Ireland’s frontline services.

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Wicklow RNLI rescue male swimmer

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI rescued a male swimmer who got into difficulty on Thursday afternoon (September 4th).

The rescue followed a request from the Irish Coast Guard for the volunteer lifeboat crew to search for a missing swimmer at Silver Strand beach.

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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 2 people on board a 40ft cruiser

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesday afternoon, September 3, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist two people adrift on their boat by Crow Island. They had damaged the drive shaft on their boat after glancing off a rock.

The lifeboat launched at 3.50pm with Helm Eleanor Ho...

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Union Hall RNLI goes live

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Union Hall RNLI goes live. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach


The RNLI’s 45th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put on service at Union Hall for a trial period of two years.

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Baltimore RNLI tow 30ft fishing boat to safety

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

30ft fishing boat towed to safety. Photo: RNLI/Baltimore

A beautiful sunny Autumn afternoon brought jeopardy for 2 men who had set out fishing.

They had been drifting on a 30 ft motor boat off Yokane Point, W...

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Courtmacsherry RNLI assists two fishermen after vessel gets into difficulty

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Courtmacsherry RNLI has assisted two fisherman today (Tuesday 2 September) after their vessel got into difficulty.

The all-weather lifeboat was called out at 11.25 this morning to go to the aid of a 35ft fishing vessel that had encountered difficulties 31 miles south east of Courtmacsherry and ju...

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