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Union Hall RNLI launched to a yacht gone aground in Glandore harbour

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:15 AM

Union Hall RNLI were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard at 3.24 pm on Saturday afternoon (22 July) to a report of a yacht with two sailors gone aground at the middle danger in Glandore harbour, West Cork.

Chris Collins, Aodh O'Donnell and Martin Limrick. Photo: RNLI/Pamela Deasy

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Carrybridge RNLI in multi-agency response to gas explosion on vessel

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Carrybridge RNLI in County Fermanagh launched on Wednesday morning (19 July) in response to a report of a gas explosion on a vessel at a marina in Carrybridge.

Photo: RNLI/Nuala McAloon

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requ...

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Lough Ree RNLI rescue two sailors from sinking dinghy

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM

On Saturday (15 July) Lough Ree RNLI were called to assist two sailors when their 17ft Fireball dinghy was holed and began to sink on Lough Ree.

Photo: RNLI/Lough Ree

The crew of Lough Ree lifeboat The Eric Rowse was alerted by the Coast Guard at 7pm when the sailors called for a...

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Larne RNLI involved in multi-agency rescue after cyclist falls 12ft from road

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Larne RNLI in County Antrim was involved in the multi-agency rescue of a cyclist on Sunday afternoon (16 July) after he fell between 12 and 15ft from the Coast Road north of Ballygally.

Photo: RNLI/Larne

Larne RNLI in C...

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Union Hall RNLI assists two sailors after yacht encounters difficulty

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Union Hall RNLI came to the aid of a yacht with two people onboard on Thursday evening (13 July), after the vessel got into difficulty half a mile east of Castlehaven harbour.

Photo: RNLI/Pamela Deasy

The volunteer lifeboat cre...

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Red Bay RNLI rescue injured climber after fall on Fair Head

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 2:05 AM

Red Bay RNLI has rescued a woman who fell when climbing Fair Head in County Antrim yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 12 July)

Photo: RNLI/Red Bay

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at approximately 2pm following a request...

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Lough Ree RNLI assist 30 people over six days

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Lough Ree RNLI crew assisted 30 people aboard seven vessels during an exceptionally busy few days for the volunteers last week.

Photo: RNLI

The crew of Lough Ree lifeboat The Eric Rowse had an early start on Sunday (2 July) when they were dispatched to assist two people on ...

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Baltimore RNLI assists four people in three call outs in four days

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Baltimore RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew has responded to three call outs in four days.

Photo: RNLI/Baltimore

The first of the three was a medical evacuation from Cape Clear.

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Larne RNLI launch following false alarm with good intent

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Larne RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat Terry on Monday afternoon (10 July) following reports of a person in the water near the mouth of Larne Harbour.

Larne Inshore lifeboat crew searching near Larne Promenade. Photo: RNLI/Larne


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Bundoran Lifeboat responds to pan-pan emergency call

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Whilst on exercise to Mullaghmore on Sunday morning (9thJuly), the volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat responded to a pan-pan emergency call from Malin Head Coast Guard at 11.40am.

Photo: RNLI/Bundoran

A five metre rib had been found at Malin B...

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