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Photo: RNLI/Michael MacDonald

Thursday 16 February 2023

Ballycotton RNLI rescues six fishermen on 18m boat with propeller failure 27 miles south of Ballycotton

Six fishermen onboard a 18m boat that suffered propeller failure 27 miles south of Ballycotton were brought to safety by volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballycotton RNLI.

John Sillery. Photo: RNLI/ Nigel Millard

Sunday 12 February 2023

John Sillery retires from Wicklow RNLI

John Sillery, the long serving Head Launcher at Wicklow Lifeboat Station has retired after 34 years dedicated service to the RNLI.

Photo: RNLI/Dun Laoghaire

Sunday 12 February 2023

Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat crew called out to rescues for two people and a dog

The first call came on Saturday (11 February) at 12.30pm for a man and his dog, who had become cut off by the tide at Sandymount and the second, this morning (Sunday 12 February), at 8.21am was to a man who had injured himself falling on rocks at Poolbeg.

Photo: RNLI/Arklow

Friday 3 February 2023

Arklow RNLI lifeboat crew recognised for their roles in challenging service

Seven members of Arklow RNLI have been honoured for their roles in a challenging and exhausting service, almost seven hours in duration, which saw a crew of three people, onboard a nine-metre yacht rescued.

Photo: RNLI/Skerries

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Skerries RNLI rescue two men on broken down fishing boat

Skerries RNLI towed a Razor clam fishing boat with two men on board to safety after they suffered mechanical failure near Rockabill lighthouse.

Photo: RNLI/Dun Laoghaire

Monday 30 January 2023

Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues Sandymount dog walker from incoming tide

Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescued a woman and her dog who became cut off from the shore by the incoming tide on Sunday afternoon (29 January) at Sandymount Strand.

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Friday 27 January 2023

Wicklow Inshore lifeboat launched to assist dog owner

Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched to investigate a report of a dog climbing down cliffs and entering the water.

Photo: RNLI/Achill Island

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Achill Island RNLI medically evacuate man from Clare Island in first call out of 2023

Achill Island RNLI went to the assistance of a man on Clare Island requiring medical evacuation on Monday afternoon, 23 January. The request from the Irish Coast Guard was the first call out for the year for the volunteer lifeboat crew and their all-weather lifeboat, the ‘Sam and Ada Moody’.

Photo: Martin Walsh

Sunday 22 January 2023

Courtmacsherry RNLI welcomes new All-Weather Shannon class lifeboat home

The new Shannon class lifeboat named Val Adnams arrived into Courtmacsherry, led by a flotilla of local boats, at exactly 13.45, which is also the operational number of the lifeboat. Despite the overcast conditions, crowds turned to welcome the crew and see the village’s new lifeboat.

Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning

Friday 20 January 2023

150 Year anniversary of lifeboat tragedy remembered by Skerries RNLI at ceremony

At 12.30pm on Sunday 5 February at the lifeboat station in Skerries, Dublin, RNLI volunteers, past and present, will gather to lay a wreath at sea and remember 6 of their colleagues who were lost while on a service in 1873

Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg

Thursday 19 January 2023

Lough Derg RNLI assists 3 people on a 16ft speed boat adrift near Portumna

On Thursday evening 19 February, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to assist three people on a 16ft speed boat adrift at the most northern part of the lake near Portumna. It was reported that the casualties had been wake boarding when their vessel had suffered engine failure.

Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Sunday 15 January 2023

Crosshaven RNLI assists ambulance and fire service extract patient

Crosshaven RNLI volunteers were requested to launch and assist the National Ambulance Service and Cobh Fire Brigade to extract a casualty at Cobh.

Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Sunday 15 January 2023

Wicklow RNLI assist fishermen on vessel with engine failure

Three fishermen were brought to safety on Saturday evening (14 January) by the crew of Wicklow RNLI lifeboat, after their 15-metre vessel developed mechanical problems while fishing for whelk off the Wicklow coast.

Photo: RNLI/Clogherhead

Thursday 12 January 2023

Clogherhead RNLI rescues two fishermen after 10m boat gets into difficulty

Clogherhead RNLI came to the aid of two fishermen after their 10m boat encountered steering difficulties and began to drift out to sea.

Photo: RNLI/Joanna Daly

Thursday 5 January 2023

Kinsale RNLI involved in rescue of two dogs stranded at bottom of cliff

Kinsale RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew along with the assistance of four Coast Guard units rescued two stranded dogs on Bank Holiday Monday (2 January).

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