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Lough Swilly RNLI rescue four fishermen in all night call out

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Lough Swilly RNLI rescued four fishermen after they got into difficulty off Malin Head in County Donegal.

Lough Swilly All-Weather Lifeboat in action. Photo: RNLI/Lough Swilly

The volunteer lifeboat crew spent almost nine hours at sea on Tuesday night (13 March) after launching at the...

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Courtmacsherry RNLI launch to carry out search off West Cork coast

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 7.15pm on Saturday evening (24 March) in response to a reported sighting of someone in difficulty near the rocks off Dunworley Bay in West Cork.

Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry Harbour

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue seven teenagers stranded on Sandymount

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Dun Laoghaire RNLI has rescued seven teenagers on Saturday afternoon (March 24th) after they got into difficulty when walking on Sandymount Strand.

Dun Laoghaire ILB in action. Photo: RNLI

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 2.24pm...

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Two call outs in two days for Skerries RNLI

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 3:05 AM

Skerries RNLI volunteer’s pagers sounded twice in two days as they responded on both occasions to reports of individuals in distress in or near the water. They were tasked early on Monday morning (19 January) and late on Tuesday (20 January) evening.

Skerries RNLI Launching their Atla...
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Clogherhead RNLI assists in medical evacuation of fisherman from boat

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Clogherhead RNLI assisted a fisherman in need of medical attention on Thursday (8 March).

Photo: RNLI/Clogherhead

At approximately 5.45pm, Clogherhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboa...

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Woman and dog rescued from Rough Island by Portaferry RNLI

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 6:15 AM

Early on Tuesday afternoon, (6 March), a volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI was tasked to go the aid of a woman stranded on one of Strangford Lough’s many islands.

Portaferry RNLI’s ‘Bluepeter V’ Atlantic 85 class lifeboat puts the woman and dog safely ashore at Island Hill. Photo: RN...

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Donaghadee RNLI tow 117ft Spanish fishing vessel to Belfast Harbour

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 5:35 AM

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Donaghadee RNLI abandoned their Saturday evening to assist a 315 tonne Spanish fishing boat with 18 crew members onboard, which had a broken down engine, and bring it safety in Belfast Harbour.

Donaghadee RNLI called out to assist huge trawler. Photo: RNLI/Donaghadee

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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue joint safety call after storm Emma

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM

In the aftermath of storm Emma and the heavy snowfalls around the country the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call for people to exercise caution and remain vigilant around the coast and near rivers.

Photo: RNLI

High tides, onshore easterly winds and a sharp rise...

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Baltimore RNLI on 11 hour callout to assist trawler

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 4:55 AM

Baltimore RNLI were called out on Monday afternoon (26 February) to a fishing trawler with five people on board which had broken down 50 miles off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork.

Photo: RNLI/Baltimore

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their...

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Wicklow RNLI rescue person from the harbour

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 5:25 AM

Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 6-30pm on Saturday evening (24 February), to a reported person in the water near the East pier.

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

The casualty was recovered from the water by the lifeboat crew a short time later and taken ashore, where they were transferred into th...

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