For all the information you need on water safety advice please go to Safetyonthewater.ie
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 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
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
Ringbuoys.ie - 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).
Western Australian Lifesaving - Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia
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
Wearalifejacket.com - Canadian site providing information about lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs)