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Ballyglass RNLI assists sailor as 10m yacht gets into difficulty off Mayo coast

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 1:10 AM

On Monday afternoon (25 June) Ballyglass RNLI came to the aid of a lone sailor whose 10m yacht got into difficulty off the Mayo coast.

Ballyglass RNLI come to the aid of yacht with one onboard. Photo: RNLI

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Howth RNLI rescue three people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Howth RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat to reports of a sailing vessel with three people onboard having lost steering and drifted onto rocks at the base of Howth Head yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

Howth RNLI rescue 3 people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering...

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Swimmer brought to safety by Wicklow RNLI

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 1:10 AM

Wicklow Inshore lifeboat went to the assistance of a swimmer who got into difficulty while participating in an open sea race near Wicklow harbour on Saturday afternoon (23 June).

File photo of Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

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Courtmacsherry Harbour RNLI in 9 hour Callout to a Yacht in trouble 40 miles off Seven Heads in West Cork

Posted on June 23, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.20 pm on evening Friday (22 June) to go to the aid of a solo sailor in a 31 ft Yacht that had got into difficulties 40 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork.

Courtmacsherry Harbour All Weather the Lifeboat arrives back Courtmacsherry Harbour with stricken vessel in...

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Enniskillen RNLI rescues two people after a boat breaks free from jetty

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Enniskillen RNLI have rescued two people on Lower Lough Erne after their 42ft cruiser broke free from the jetty it was moored at during high winds.

Photo: Enniskillen RNLI

Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the charity’s inshore lifeboat on Thursday morning (Thursday 1...

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Early morning callout for Castletownbere RNLI to rescue yacht with five on board

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat were tasked on Wednesday morning (13 June) at 5.22am by the Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a 32 foot Belfast-registered yacht which had its propeller snagged in lobster pots near Dursey Island in County Cork.


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Carrybridge RNLIs new Atlantic 85 lifeboat named Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 6:25 AM

At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held on Saturday (9 June), Carrybridge RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards, at the lifeboat station on Upper Lough Erne.

Carrybridge RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 lifeboat named Douglas, Euan & Ka...
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Arklow RNLI rescues lone swimmer

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Following a pager alert at 10.22pm on Saturday (9 June), Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched following a report of a lone swimmer in difficulty and being carried out to sea.

Arklow lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar returns to harbour after rescuing lone swimmer. Photo: RNLI/Arklow
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Fenit RNLI respond to five call outs in a week

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Fenit RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew responded to a number of calls received from people experiencing difficulties while using the sea this week.

RNLI Trent Class Lifeboat. Photo: Pat Nolan

The callouts included assisting a person requiring medical assistance, a...

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Lough Derg RNLI launch to cruiser run aground south of Tullabeg with two people

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 4:20 AM

Lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI had a Sunday (3 June) lunchtime callout over the bank holiday weekend to assist two people onboard a 27ft cruiser which had run aground at Tullabeg.

Lough Derg RNLI launch to cruiser run aground at Tullabeg. Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg


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