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Skerries RNLI receive two call outs in 24 hours

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 6:00 AM


Skerries RNLI launched on Tuesday afternoon (03 July) shortly after 1.30pm after a motorboat with two persons on board called Dublin Coast Guard via VHF radio and reported that they were taking on water near Rockabill lighthouse.


Rescue 116 Dropping the salvage pump on colt island. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


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Clifden RNLI in search and rescue operation for fisherman off Cruagh Island

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Volunteers from Clifden RNLI were involved in the search and rescue operation for a fisherman off Cruagh Island yesterday evening (23 May).


Photo: RNLI


The alarm was raised by a...

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RNLI and CRBI lifeboats launch to a fishing boat which caught fire and had to be abandoned south of Derrynane

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM


Lifeboats from Castletownbere RNLI, Derrynane Inshore Rescue Boat and Ballinskelligs lnshore Rescue were tasked by Valentia Coastguard today at 12.26pm (Monday 7 May) to go to the assistance of a Castletownbere fishing boat which caught fire and started taking water.


Castletown All-Weather lifeb...

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RNLI and Irish Coast Guard issue joint call for people to stay safe on the water

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 5:00 AM

The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are issuing a joint call this May Bank Holiday weekend for people to stay safe on and near water as the expected warmer weather and brighter evenings will see more people spending time outdoors.


Kilmore Quay RNLI on exercise. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard


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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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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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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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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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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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