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Arklow RNLI launch to assist 9 metre sailing vessel

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 3:35 AM

Photo: RNLI/Arklow

Arklow Lifeboat was launched at approximately 12.00 on 13/12/17 to assist a sailing vessel which had requested assistance form the Irish Coastguard.

Our crew was tasked to the scene...

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Union Hall RNLI to be formally established on a permanent basis

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Volunteers at Union Hall RNLI are celebrating the news that their lifeboat station in West Cork is to be formally established following a successful trial.

Photo: Anne Minihane

The recommendation subject to the prov...

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Skerries RNLI respond to medical emergency on Lambay island

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Skerries RNLI launched on Sunday evening (22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay island.

Skerries RNLI Launching The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning

Shortly after 8.30pm the alarm was raised by a m...

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Clifden RNLI new inshore D class lifeboat named Celia Mary

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 8:05 AM

At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held on Saturday (21 October), Clifden RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat, Celia Mary, in the Connemara coastal town.

Photo: RNLI/Catherine Pryce

The honour of hand...

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Arklow RNLI launch to assist Stricken sailing vessel

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:05 AM

Arklow Lifeboat launched on Tuesday evening (October 17) following a call for assistance from the crew of a U.K. registered sailing vessel which had suffered mechanical failure.

Arklow Lifeboat with sailing vessel under tow. Photo: RNLI/Arklow

The volunteer crew were task...

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Larne and Bangor RNLI answer pager call during Storm Ophelia

Posted on October 17, 2017 at 6:05 AM

Both Larne and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch on Monday night (16 October) by Belfast Coastguard during Storm Ophelia.

Photo: Trevor Hartnett

The volunteer lifeboat crew pagers sounded at 9.25pm following reports of a person in t...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescues 3 people during Storm Ophelia after yacht Mayday

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI launched this morning (Monday 16 October) during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht after they issued a Mayday.

Rosslare Harbour lifeboat under Coxswain Eamonn O’Rourke brought a stricken yacht back to safety this morning. Ferocious se...

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Portaferry RNLI called out to aid man thrown from motor boat in Strangford Lough

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM

A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor boat which was subsequently spinning out of control.

Portaferry RNLI goes to reports of Dory spinning out of control. Ph...

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Clifden RNLI rescue six people after boat breaks downs off Connemara coast

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Clifden RNLI rescued six people on Sunday afternoon after their boat broke down in the Killary harbour area of Connemara.

Photo: Nicholas Leach

Clifden RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched shortly before 1pm on Sunday (8 Octo...

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Portrush RNLI in 15 hour call out to rescue six fishermen from 15m boat

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Portrush RNLI has rescued six fishermen during what was a 15 hour call out for the volunteers in rough weather conditions after the fishing boat sustained engine failure off the Donegal coast.

Portrush All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Portrush

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