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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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Fenit RNLI lifeboats launched to assist man on the rocks in Barrow Harbour

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

On Tuesday (23 September 2014) at 4.25pm, Fenit RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by Valentia Coast Guard to launch and assist a man in difficulty on the rocks at the entrance to Barrow Harbour.


Fenit RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat Bradley & Sonya at 4.25pm following a call fr...

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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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