Safety On The Water

For all the information you need on water safety advice please go to Safetyonthewater.ie 

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

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).

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

Wearalifejacket.com - Canadian site providing information about lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs)