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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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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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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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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescues three men after motorsailer runs aground

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued three men on Monday evening ( 3 July) after their boat ran aground.

Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at approximately 4.30pm fo...

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Schull CRBI launch to boat on fire with 6 persons on board

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Schull Inshore Lifeboat. Photo: Schull CRBI

Schull CRBI were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard to a May Day call at 19.29hrs on Sunday the 30th August.

A motor launch with 6 persons on board - 2 adults and 4 children had sent out the distress call when their inboard pet...

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Valentia RNLI and Ballinskelligs CRBI launch to fishing vessel going aground

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Valentia RNLI and Ballinskelligs CRBI go to aid of fishing vessel. Photo: RNLI/Valentia

Valentia RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Monday 27 June) to a ten-metre fishing vessel going aground off Bolus Head.

The call for assistance came from Valentia Coast Guard at 3.44pm wi...

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Coast Guard, RNLI & Irish Water Safety urge caution on the water in hot weather

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 4:30 AM

RNLI, Irish Coast Guard and IWS issue safety advice. Photo: RNLI/John Rafferty


The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Irish Water Safety advise caution to those engaged in recreational activities in or near water during the current spell of good weather and throughout the summer months.

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Fethard RNLI assists two people onboard broken down pleasure craft

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Fethard RNLI Inshore Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

Fethard RNLI has assisted two people onboard a pleasure craft which got into difficulty off the Wexford coast this afternoon (Sunday 15 May).

The volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 3.40...

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Kilrush RNLI volunteers take part in multi-agency search operation

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM


Kilrush RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Walker

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched early this morning (Sunday 19th April) to take part in a multi agency search and rescue operation involving Kilrush and Fenit RNLI, Coast Guard rescue teams from Kilkee and Doolin.

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Boat Trip Claims Life off West Cork Coast

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Photo: Baltimore RNLI

The body of a man has been recovered from the water today 14 August. The man was found North of Sherkin Island by the Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat and taken to the station at Bullpoint where he was pronounc...
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