Thursday 9 February 2017
A lone yachtsman was airlifted off the south coast this evening by the Waterford based Coast Guard helicopter, R117. The alarm was raised when the Coast Guard detected the transmission of a PLB (personal locator beacon) and immediately tasked a helicopter to carry out a search. In difficult weather conditions a RIB crew from the LE James succeeded in getting the yachtsman off his vessel before facilitating his transfer to the Coast Guard helicopter. The casualty was subsequently airlifted to Cork.
Monday 30 January 2017
Five crew members have been rescued from a fishing vessel that got into difficulties off Balbriggan shortly after 5.15 this morning. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter, RNLI units from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead and Skerries Coast Guard unit all participated in an operation coordinated by the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin.
Despite efforts to avert onboard flooding, using pumps supplied by the Coast Guard and RNLI the vessel sunk shortly after 8 am.
Monday 16 January 2017
Coast Guard Helicopters complete off shore medical evacuations
In an en eventful early morning, Coast Guard helicopters conducted off shore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels.
Thursday 12 January 2017
Highlighting water safety and to increase awareness among young people on the workings of the Coast Guard
The Irish Coast Guard are once again participating at the BT Young Scientist Competition this week in Dublin’s RDS. Over 60,000 students are expected to attend the event. The Coast Guard considers the event to be an excellent opportunity to highlight water safety and to increase awareness among young people on the workings of the Coast Guard.
Under Action 30 of the Maritime Safety Strategy, the Irish Maritime Administration of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport undertook to publish on an annual basis information relating to prosecutions of Maritime Safety related offences.