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Wicklow RNLI assist swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay beach

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched on Sunday afternoon (24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay.


Wicklow RNLI All-Weather and Inshore lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover



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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay.


Dun Laoghaire RNLI ILB rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay. Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard


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Wicklow RNLI tow damaged yacht with five sailors to safety

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM


Wicklow all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 6pm on Saturday evening (9 September) to assist a thirteen metre yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow Coast.


Wicklow All-Weather Lifeboat launching on service. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

 

The yacht was on passage f...

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RNLI lifeboats to join Search and Rescue partners in major Irish exercise

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 2:35 PM


RNLI lifeboats from Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay are due to take part in a major maritime exercise this Saturday (2 September) in Dunmore East, County Waterford.


Dunmore East All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach


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Wicklow RNLI launch to search for overdue kayakers

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 1:05 AM


Wicklow all weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm on Monday evening (28 August) to search for an overdue kayak with two people.


Wicklow All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


The Kayakers were reported overdue to the Coast Gu...

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Courtown RNLI keep teenager with suspected spinal injuries afloat for 40 minutes

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM


Volunteers from Courtown RNLI in County Wexford kept a teenage girl with suspected spinal injuries afloat in the sea for 40 minutes after she fell off an inflatable donut.


Photo: RNLI


The rescue which took place on Friday afternoon last (11 August) unfolded when a member of the public raised the...

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Three RNLI Lifeboats & Coast Guard Helicopter Respond to Report of Overdue Kayakers

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM


Arklow Lifeboat launched following a Pager Alert at 12.03 on Sunday afternoon (August 13).


Arklow RNLI locate both kayakers. Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


The Coast Guard had been alerted by friends of 2 Kayakers, who it was reported were overdue back at Ennereilly Strand, N...

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Arklow RNLI Launch to Assist in Multi Agency Rescue near Courtown Harbour

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 9:35 AM


Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 5.13pm on Friday evening Arklow Lifeboat was launched to assist flank station Courtown RNLI & Waterford based Rescue 117 Helicopter in an ongoing rescue.


Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


Arklow Lifeboat proceeded to the scene approx...

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Baltimore RNLI called out to two incidents in Crookhaven

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:55 AM


Baltimore RNLI launched on Thursday morning (3 August) to reports of a vessel adrift in Crookhaven Harbour, West Cork.


Photo: RNLI/Baltimore


The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish...

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RNLI and Irish Coast Guard in joint call for people to Respect the Water

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM


The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are issuing a joint call this Bank Holiday weekend urging people to be vigilant and to take care on the water and along the coastline.



Photo: RNLI


It comes as both organisations note that August was the busiest mo...

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