Courtown http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/ Courtown Courtown The lifeboat station at Courtown opened in 1865. The lifeboat house was used until 1911 when a new a new station was built. It closed in 1925 and the building was sold. The station re-opened in 1990. The old station was re-acquired and brought back into service. Photo : Aubrey Dale http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49892355 49892355 Cairde an Chuain The station at Courtown can be quiet busy in the summer. The station currently operate a modern D class lifeboat dating from 2009. Photo : Barry Moule http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=148062823 148062823 Cairde an Chuain D class ILB D-711 Cairde an Chuain has served Courtown since 2009. The D Class Lifeboat is equipped with a single 50hp outboard engine and is ideal for rescues close to the shore where larger lifeboats cannot operate. It can be righted manually by the crew after a capsize and unlike its predecessors, is not restricted to daylight operation. The boat has a crew of 2 or 3, is 16 feet long and has a speed of 25 knots. The D Class lifeboat is launched from a trolley and can stay at sea for around three hours. Photo : Barry Moule http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=148062824 148062824 Courtown An inshore lifeboat station opened at Courtown in May 1990. The refurbished 1911 built boathouse provides storage for a D class ILB, modern crew facilities and a well stocked RNLI shop which does brisk trade during the summer months. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=148085113 148085113 Courtown The 1911 built boathouse was refurbished in 1990 to house a D class ILB. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=148085115 148085115 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251772 158251772 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251773 158251773 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251774 158251774 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251775 158251775 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251776 158251776 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251777 158251777 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251778 158251778 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251779 158251779 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251780 158251780 Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11 Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158251781 158251781 Arklow lifeboat visits Courtown Harbour Arklow lifeboat paid a visit to Courtown Harbour during an exercise, this coincided with Courtown RNLI's Sea Sunday Fundraising day. Photo : Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863146 159863146 Arklow lifeboat visits Courtown Harbour The unusual sight of a Trent class passing the Courtown RNLI boat house. Photo : Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863147 159863147 Arklow lifeboat visits Courtown Harbour Arklow's Trent class 14-19 Ger Tigchelaar with Courtown's D class ILB D-711 Cairde an Chuain off Courtown harbour. Photo : Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863148 159863148 RNLI and CRBI side by side The D class lifeboats of the RNLI and CRBI side by side at Courtown Harbour. Photo : Arklow RNLI http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863149 159863149 Cairde an Chuain D class ILB D-711 Cairde an Chuain off Courtown beach. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863150 159863150 Training Display Courtown ILB crew recover "Dead Fred" from the water. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863151 159863151 Cahore Inshore Rescue Service Cahore CRBI were on hand to assist during the raft race. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159863977 159863977 Sea Sunday Raft Race The Courtown ILB on hand during the raft race. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899807 159899807 Sea Sunday Raft Race Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899808 159899808 Sea Sunday Raft Race Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899809 159899809 Sea Sunday Raft Race Cahore ILB helps to recover one of the rafts.Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899810 159899810 Sea Sunday Raft Race Cahore ILB helps to recover one of the rafts.Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899811 159899811 Sea Sunday Raft Race Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899812 159899812 Sea Sunday Raft Race Cahore ILB helps to recover one of the rafts.Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899813 159899813 Sea Sunday Raft Race Cahore ILB helps to recover one of the rafts.Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899814 159899814 Sea Sunday Raft Race The D class lifeboats of the RNLI and CRBI side by side during the raft race. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899815 159899815 Cairde an Chuain D-711 returns to the harbour following the raft race. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899816 159899816 Courtown Harbour D-711 returns to the harbour following the raft race. Photo : Pat Nolan http://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159899817 159899817