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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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Rosslare Harbour RNLI in extensive search for swimmer thought to be swept out

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 2:05 AM

Rosslare Harbour RNLI was involved in an extensive search off the Wexford coast yesterday (Tuesday 1 August) after a swimmer was reported to have been swept out to sea.

Photo: RNLI/Rosslare

The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm by a member of the public who reported what they thou...

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Mother and two children rescued at Silver Strand

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 2:15 PM

A mother and her two children were rescued on Saturday afternoon (29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard at Silver strand beach.

Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launching to incident at Silver Strand. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

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