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Wicklow RNLI launch to assist three people on dismasted yacht

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 5:05 AM

Wicklow RNLI all-weather and Inshore lifeboats were requested to launch by the Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm (1st October) after a nine metre yacht with three people on board was reported to have lost its mast and rigging while racing in Wicklow bay.

Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat with the d...

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Wicklow RNLI assist swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay beach

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched on Sunday afternoon (24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay.

Wicklow RNLI All-Weather and Inshore lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

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Arranmore RNLI assists 15m crabbing boat with four onboard

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 4:05 AM

Arranmore RNLI was called to give assistance to a 15m, 60 tonne crabbing boat which got into difficulty 35 miles north west of Arranmore on Tuesday (19 September) with four crew members on board.

Arranmore RNLI assists crabbing boat with four onboard. Photo: RNLI
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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI ILB rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay. Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard

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Union Hall RNLI launched to aid a yacht on rocks in Glandore Harbour

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Union Hall RNLI was requested to launch on Sunday afternoon (10 September) at 4.21pm by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of a yacht after breaking it's mooring in Glandore harbour and was heading for rocks.

Union Hall RNLI

The v...

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Wicklow RNLI tow damaged yacht with five sailors to safety

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Wicklow all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 6pm on Saturday evening (9 September) to assist a thirteen metre yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow Coast.

Wicklow All-Weather Lifeboat launching on service. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


The yacht was on passage f...

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Skerries RNLI respond to reports of stranded fisherman

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Skerries RNLI launched yesterday morning (02 September) after the Coast Guard received a call from a member of the Gardaí that a fisherman was stranded on rocks near Balbriggan.

Volunteer crew member spots Garda waving. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning

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Red Bay RNLI assist in search for two missing climbers on Fair Head

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Red Bay RNLI all weather lifeboat launched last night (Saturday 2 September) at 10.10pm to assist in locating two missing climbers on Fair Head near Ballycastle.

Red Bay RNLI ALB crew search for missing walkers. Photo: RNLI/Red Bay

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Baltimore RNLI called out to assist tug broken down off West Cork coast

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Baltimore RNLI was called out this morning (Saturday 2 September) to a tug with three people on board which had broken down north of Drowlaun Point off Sherkin Island in West Cork.

Baltimore All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Baltimore


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Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat tows boat to safety

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat launched this morning (Friday 1 September) to a boat which got into difficulties three miles south east of Crow Head on the Beara Peninsula.

Photo: RNLI/Castletownbere

Castletownbere's lifeboat was tasked by Valentia Coastguard Radio this morning at 10.24 a.m....

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