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Wexford RNLI launch three times over the weekend

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 11:40 AM


Volunteer lifeboat crew at Wexford RNLI were called out three times over the weekend.


Wexford RNLI callout to stranded yacht. Photo: RNLI/Anne Meyler


On Saturday (14 July), the crew were launched at 6:25pm to a motorboat adrift with engine failur...

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Valentia RNLI launches to motor cruiser on fire with three people on board

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 5:45 AM


Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat yesterday afternoon (Saturday 14 July) to assist a 37ft motor cruiser with three people on board, which had caught fire.


Valentia RNLI responds to boat on fire with three people onboard. Photo: RNLI/Valentia


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Baltimore RNLI launched after yacht is propped off the coast of Baltimore

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 4:45 AM


Baltimore RNLI launched at 12.30pm on Wednesday (4 July), after a yacht with two people onboard became propped near Cape Clear Island off Baltimore, West Cork.


File photo of Baltimore All-Weather lifeboat 'Alan Massey'. Photo: RNLI


The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested by the...

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Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers respond to 4 call outs in 3 days

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 3:05 AM


Lough Ree RNLI Inshore Lifeboat crew responded to 4 callouts in 3 days coming to the aid of fifteen people.


File photo of Lough Ree lifeboat. Photo: RNLI


Between 8am on Sunday, 1 July and 2.20pm on Tuesday, 3 July Lough Ree RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Crew came to the aid of fifteen peo...

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Fethard RNLI and community effort sees 6 rescued as inflatable drifts out to sea

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 6:40 AM


Fethard RNLI was involved in the rescue of six people on Monday evening (2 July) after two young girls drifted out to sea on an inflatable lilo.



File photo of Fethard Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI


The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their D class lifeboat at 8.3...

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Skerries RNLI receive two call outs in 24 hours

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 6:00 AM


Skerries RNLI launched on Tuesday afternoon (03 July) shortly after 1.30pm after a motorboat with two persons on board called Dublin Coast Guard via VHF radio and reported that they were taking on water near Rockabill lighthouse.


Rescue 116 Dropping the salvage pump on colt island. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


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Arklow RNLI rescues three people in separate incidents

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 7:15 PM


Arklow RNLI responded to two consecutive incidents on Saturday afternoon last (30 June).


File photo of Arklow All-Weather lifeboat 'Ger Tigchelaar'. Photo: RNLI/Arklow


Following a pager alert at 3.45pm, Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched to reports of a lone jet ski adrift near No...

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Ballyglass RNLI assists sailor as 10m yacht gets into difficulty off Mayo coast

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 1:10 AM


On Monday afternoon (25 June) Ballyglass RNLI came to the aid of a lone sailor whose 10m yacht got into difficulty off the Mayo coast.


Ballyglass RNLI come to the aid of yacht with one onboard. Photo: RNLI


The v...

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Howth RNLI rescue three people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Howth RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat to reports of a sailing vessel with three people onboard having lost steering and drifted onto rocks at the base of Howth Head yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

Howth RNLI rescue 3 people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering...

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Swimmer brought to safety by Wicklow RNLI

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 1:10 AM


Wicklow Inshore lifeboat went to the assistance of a swimmer who got into difficulty while participating in an open sea race near Wicklow harbour on Saturday afternoon (23 June).


File photo of Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover


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