Community Rescue Boats Ireland (CRBI) are a nationwide group of independent voluntary rescue boats which are trained and administrated by Water Safety Ireland.
They are declared resource (DR) and available to the Coast Guard, who respond to emergencies in their area of responsibility on a 24/7/365 basis.
These teams have traditionally been set up following drowning tragedies in their communities.
At present CRBI boats are based at Ballinskelligs County Kerry, Ballybunion County Kerry, Ballyheigue County Kerry, Banna County Kerry, Bantry County Cork, Bonmahon County Waterford, Cahore County Wexford, Corrib/Mask Lakes County Galway, Derrynane County Kerry, Drogheda County Louth, Limerick City (River Shannon), Mallow County Cork, Tramore County Weterford, Waterford City River Rescue, Waterford Marine Search & Rescue.
The section below contains information on some of the CRBI units. For further information visit the Water Safety Ireland website.