Search in Galway stood down

Thursday 23 November 2017

The Search which had resumed at first light this morning, for a fisherman who was reported missing last night, has now been stood down following the discovery of a body. The body was located on the shore in Oranmore Bay 5nm East from where the fishing vessel was discovered.

The Search which was co-ordinated by Valentia Rescue Centre working with local Gardaí, involved Coast Guard Unit from Costello Bay, RNLI Lifeboat crews from Galway and Aran Island, Coast Guard Rescue Helicopters based in Shannon and Sligo .

Minister launches New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

Thursday 9 November 2017

Minister launches New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

Encourages all craft users to think and act safely on the water


Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has today  launched a new Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft


Coast Guard IMSARC demo a success

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Dunmore East was a hive of Search and Rescue activity this weekend, as the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinated a very successful day of Marine Search and Rescue demonstrations.

The exercise involved Ireland’s principal Search and Rescue (SAR) resources and assets and was a huge success as they tested themselves in a range of realistic scenarios with a particular focus on the interoperability of marine SAR resources.   

Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to respect the water this Bank Holiday weekend

Thursday 1 June 2017

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this Bank Holiday weekend. 

With the summer holidays approaching, the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI want to remind everyone planning a trip to the coast or going out on the water to be mindful and to pay attention to their personal safety.

Search for missing crew of Rescue 116

The Air Accident Investigation Unit and An Garda Síochána in conjunction with Coast Guard have expressed their sincere appreciation to the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) and Marine Institute who were supported by GSI (Geological Survey Office), for the extensive search conducted in the vicinity of Black Rock lighthouse following the tragic  loss of Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 on March 14.

The  search operation conducted by  the Marine Institute's Holland 1 ROV concluded this afternoon when the Granuaile departed Blacksod Bay.

New Waterville Coast Guard station opened by An Taoiseach

Monday 27 March 2017

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD officially opened a new Coast Guard station building at Waterville Co. Kerry. The Building, which was originally taken over by the State from the British Coastguard in 1923, had fallen into disrepair and has now been fully refurbished by the Office of Public Works (OPW) with an investment of €377,000.

Speaking at the event to officially open the refurbished station the Taoiseach said;


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