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Skerries RNLI launches to boat with fouled propeller

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 1:45 PM


Skerries RNLI en route to Rush Harbour. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


 

Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on Thursday evening (28 July) to reports of a 21ft boat with a fouled propeller south of Rush harbour.


A p...

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Double award for Wicklow RNLI as Des and Dave recognised for dedication

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Double award for Wicklow RNLI as Des and Dave recognised for dedication. Photo: RNLI/Nuala McAloon


Two members of Wicklow Lifeboat Station have received awards from the RNLI, in recognition of their dedication and service over the years.


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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge Respect the Water this Bank Holiday weekend

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 4:45 AM

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this bank holiday weekend.


With the school holidays and good weather it has been a busy time for the ...

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Portrush RNLI assist with rescue of man who had fallen near Dunluce Castle

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 2:50 AM

Portrush RNLI assist with rescue of man who had fallen near Dunluce Castle. Photo: RNLI/Tim Nelson

It was another busy day for Portrush lifeboat volunteer crews as both Portrush RNLI lifeboats were launched for the second time in 24 hours (Sunday 24 July) at 5.30 pm.


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A busy week for Portrush RNLI Lifeboats and Beach Lifeguards

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 2:05 AM

Busy week on the causeway coast Photo: RNLI/Portrush


Both Portrush lifeboats and the RNLI lifeguards had a busy week as both teams were launched three times on joint operations on the North Coast.


The first callout was to reports of two surfers who were reported missing at...

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Courtown RNLI launch to reports of capsized boat

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:45 AM


Courtown Inshore Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/John Timmons


The volunteer crew of Courtown Lifeboat launched on Sunday evening to a report of a capsized boat off Dodd's Rocks, north of Courtown.


A person walking on the beach spotted two adults in the water struggling to right a Canadian canoe a...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI called to two incidents on a busy Saturday afternoon

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Rosslare Harbour RNLI on exercise. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard


While out on a weekly lifeboat exercise Rosslare RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out by the Coast Guard to two separate incidents.


 

 

The first inciden...

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Bangor RNLI launch to boat in distress in Belfast Lough

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Bangor RNLI launch to boat in distress in Belfast Lough. Photo: RNLI/Bangor


At 7:30am this morning (23 July), Bangor RNLI was requested by HM Coastguard to attend a boat off Carrickfergus in Belfast Lough, following the firing of a red distress flare.


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Skerries RNLI rescue four men after speedboat drifts on to rocks

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 1:25 AM


Skerries RNLI Rescue four men after speedboat drifts on to rocks. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


 

Skerries RNLI launched on Thursday evening (21 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a vessel that had suffered engine failure near the islands off Skerries.


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Early morning call for Red Bay RNLI to 40ft yacht

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Red Bay RNLI launch to yacht with engine failure. Photo: RNLI/Red Bay


Red Bay RNLI was paged at 6am this morning (Wednesday 20 July) to go to the aid of a 40ft yacht with two people on board three miles east of Red Bay after the vessel suffered engine failure and was unable to move.


With dense fog in...

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