Maritime

Yachtsman airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter in operation conducted with LE James Joyce

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.

Five Fishermen rescued off Balbriggan Coast

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.

Coast Guard interact at BT Young Scientist Competition

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.

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