Maritime

Coast Guard Helicopter in long range evacuation

Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter has completed the evacuation of a crewman from an Irish fishing vessel located 160 miles West of Loop Head, Co Clare. The injured man has been taken on-board the Coast Guard helicopter, R115 and will be transferred to University Hospital Limerick where is due to arrive at midday. The operation was coordinated by the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Centre in Valentia who were initially alerted by the fishing vessel, via HF (hi frequency long range) radio.

Successful long-range Operation by Coast Guard Helicopter

Thursday 06 October 2016

Successful long-range Operation by Coast Guard Helicopter

The Sligo based Coast Guard helicopter, R118, has completed the medical evacuation of an injured crewman from a large tanker some 350 KM off Eagle Island Co Mayo. The overnight operation was jointly coordinated with the UK Coastguard who had initially been alerted by the tanker which was on a trans-Atlantic voyage to the Orkney islands. Weather conditions on scene were described as reasonable with North Westerly winds of up to 40 KM per hour.

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