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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescue surfer caught in rip current off Wexford coast

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM


Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current.


Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in Wexford. One of the surfers...

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Baltimore RNLI called out to two separate incidents in one day

Posted on December 30, 2017 at 4:50 AM


Baltimore RNLI was launched twice in the space of a few hours yesterday (Friday 29 December) firstly to provide a medical evacuation from Heir Island and later to assist bodyboarders in difficulties in Barleycove.


Baltimore RNLI on callout to Heir Island. Photo: RNLI/Baltimore


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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to Respect the Water and stay safe over the festive season

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 5:25 PM


The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water over the holiday period and to remember some basic safety advice, to use if they see someone in trouble or get into difficulty themselves.


RNLI lifeboat at sea. Photo: Nigel Millard


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Man saved by Wexford RNLI after spending hours clinging to quay wall

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 6:35 AM


A man in his late 30s, who accidentally fell into the water alongside Wexford quay, was rescued by Wexford RNLI after be spotted by the gardais he was clinging to the quay wall.


Photo: RNLI


The man said he was in the water for several hours.


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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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