Safety On The Water

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Useful Links

Irish National Tide Gauge Network

Marine Notice 39 of 2013 Wear a Personal Flotation Device

Marine Casualty Investigation Board - Investigations into marine casualties that take place in Irish waters or involve Irish registered vessels.

Air Corps - The Irish Air Corps

Irish Naval Service - The Irish States Naval military arm at sea.

Marine Fire Response - Dublin Fire Brigade who provide an at sea response.

RPII - Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland - provide expertise on nuclear incidents and related matters.

Garda Siochana - The Police Service of Ireland.

Medico Cork -Medical advice to seafareres 24/365 based at Cork University Hospital.

UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency - UK's Coastguard Home Page.

CIL (Commissioners of Irish Lights) - Towing and counter pollution services to the Coast Guard.

Department of Defence - Provision of CISD Services to the Coast Guard

Australian Maritime Safety Association - Australian Coastguard

Canadian Coastguard

Canadian SAR Secretariat - useful site for SAR data and guidelines

International Maritime Organisation - UN Agency governing maritime all matters.

Health & Safety Authority - Irelands H&S Statutory Agency

Royal New Zealand Coast Guard

Irish Water Safety

Irish Aviation Authority

United States Coast Guard - the worlds largest Coast Guard.

SafeSeaNet - European Platform for Maritime Data Exchange between Member States' maritime authorities.

Marine Institute - The State Agency responsible for maritime Research - Website for the general public to report on missing or damaged ringbuoys or lifebuoys

Voluntary Rescue Agencies

IRCG Coastal Units Home Pages - Home Pages of the Coast Guards Voluntary Rescue Teams around the Coast.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (31 lifeboat stations with 18 all weather boats (ALBs) and 19 inshore boats).

Australian Volunteer Coastguard

Canadian Volunteer Coastguard

Western Australian Lifesaving - Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia

Irish Cave Rescue Organisation

Search and Rescue Dogs association (SARDA)

Education Links

Boating Education USA - Site for education in boating matters supported by the United States Coast Guard.

Boaters Toolbox - Educational tool for addressing safety issues in boating.

Centre for Search Research, UK - Missing person data and search tips.

Irish Coast Guard Historical Society  - Group, headed by Captain Brian Smith, who promote water safety in schools, etc. using the original Breeches Buoy equipment.

Coast Guards of Yesteryear - History of the UK Coastguard and the evolution of the Irish Coast Guard.

Safeboating Videos - Video selection from the Canadian Coastguard - Canadian site providing information about lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs)