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Wicklow RNLI assist fishermen with engine failure in poor visibility

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 4:05 AM

Wicklow RNLI have brought three fishermen to safety on Sunday afternoon (3 June) after their 13metre fishing vessel suffered engine failure off the Wicklow coast.

RNLB Annie Blaker launching to the stricken vessel. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

The all-weather lifeboat Annie ...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescues two onboard 12m French yacht that runs aground

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued a man and woman from a 12m French racing yacht which ran aground last night during the Normandy Channel Race.

Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour

The yacht which had successfully rounded the Tuskar Rock and was mak...

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Larne RNLI called to assist crew of small motor boat with engine difficulties

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Larne RNLI launched their relief all-weather lifeboat Duke of Windsor last night (Wednesday 30 May) to assist three people on a small motor boat which had broken down somewhere between Muck Island and Brown’s Bay.

Photo: RNLI/Larne

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Arklow RNLI launch to assist motor cruiser caught in lobster pots

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.20pm last Saturday (26 May) Arklow Lifeboat was launched to assist a motor cruiser which had become entangled in lobster pots.

Arklow RNLI assist motor cruiser entangled in lobster pots. Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


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Bundoran RNLI involved in rescue of man and boy caught in rip current

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Volunteers from Bundoran RNLI were involved in the rescue of a man and a boy who got caught in a rip current off Bundoran beach yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 May).

Photo: RNLI/Bundoran

Malin Head Coast Guard requested ...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI assists three people on becalmed yacht near Tuskar Rock

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 5:50 AM

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat based in Rosslare Harbour was launched by volunteers late on Sunday night (27 May) to assist a becalmed yacht with three crew onboard.

Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


The 13m yacht which was travelling south, was becalmed on a very still evening. Unable to continue and within...

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Baltimore RNLI assists two vessels aground in West Cork

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 5:40 AM

Baltimore RNLI was called out to assist a yacht which went aground on East Skeam Island off the coast of West Cork on Sunday afternoon (27 May).

Photo: RNLI/Baltimore


The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 1.45pm following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to assist a...

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Carrybridge RNLI assists two people onboard grounded vessel on Upper Lough Erne

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 5:30 AM

At 4.20pm on Friday 25 May, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards, and the station’s Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 30ft cruiser which had run aground approximately half a mile west of Naan Island.

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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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Lough Ree RNLI assist in rescue of swimmer in difficulty off Athlone

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Lough Ree RNLI was requested to assist a swimmer in difficulty at the Golden Mile in Athlone yesterday evening.

Photo: RNLI/Lough Ree

At 6.56pm yesterday, (23 May), Lough Ree RNLI was requested by the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head to launch their in...

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